Secretary-General, in Address to Commission on Human Rights, Underscores Need to Bridge Gap Between Rights, Realities

Release Date:  4 April 2000


“At this first Human Rights Commission of the twenty-first century, let me conclude by recalling the words of the President of the General Assembly when the Covenants were adopted in 1966.  Abdul Rahman Pazhwak of Afghanistan said on that occasion that if the United Nations could be said to have any ideology, it must be, surpassing all others, the ideology of human rights.”

"When fools and folly rule the world, the end of man may come as a rude shock, but it can hardly come as a surprise."  A. R. Pazhwak

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