STAND. COM. REP. NO.3376
RE: S.C.R. No. 124
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Health and Human Services and Education, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 124 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNITED NATIONS TO CONSIDER THE ESTABLISHMENT IN HAWAII, OF A CENTER FOR THE HEALTH, WELFARE, AND EDUCATION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC AND REQUESTING SUPPORT FOR THE CENTER FROM THE PRESIDENT AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the United Nations to consider the establishment in Hawaii of a Center for Health, Welfare, and Education of Children, Youth and Families for Asia and the Pacific.
Testimony supporting this measure was received from the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Hawaii and two individuals.
Your Committees find that securing and improving the health, welfare, and education of children and families are basic values shared by Hawaii and populations throughout the world. Hawaii's unique location bridging Asia and the mainland United States, and Hawaii's diverse culture make it an excellent location for world leaders to congregate and discuss international children's issues. Your Committees believe that this measure further promotes the well-being of the world's children and international relations.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services and Education that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 124 and recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services and Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair