S.Res.151 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance presents a unique opportunity to address global discrimination.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT] (Introduced 08/03/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||08/03/2001 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8973) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.151 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Encourages all participants in the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance (WCAR) to seize this opportunity to tackle racism, xenophobia, sexism, religious intolerance, slavery, and other forms of discrimination.
Introduced in Senate (08/03/2001)
Recognizes that efforts to address these prejudices should occur within a global framework and without reference to specific regions, countries, or present-day conflicts.
Urges: (1) the participants to utilize WCAR to mitigate, rather than aggravate, racial, ethnic, and regional tensions; and (2) WCAR to focus on concrete steps that may be taken to address gross human rights violations that were motivated by racially and ethnically based animus and on devising strategies to help eradicate such intolerance.
Expresses hope that objectionable language concerning Israel and Zionism will be removed so that the United States will be able to send a delegation and participate fully in WCAR.
Commends the efforts of the Government of South Africa in hosting WCAR.