H.Res.1290 - Joining the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in observance of World Refugee Day and calling on the United States Government, international organizations, and aid groups to take immediate steps to secure urgently needed humanitarian relief for the more than 2,000,000 people displaced by genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 06/20/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/20/2008 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|
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Summary: H.Res.1290 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/20/2008)
Reaffirms the historic commitment of the United States as a nation founded by refugees.
Calls on: (1) the Department of State to support the refugee assistance efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and of nongovernmental organizations; (2) the U.S. government to continue its international leadership role in response to the people of the Darfur region of Sudan who have been displaced by Sudan's genocide; and (3) the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security to facilitate the resettlement of an appropriate number of Darfuris.
Urges the parties to the conflicts in and between Chad and Sudan to conclude a cessation of hostilities agreement.
Calls upon the Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur to ensure that displaced persons are fairly represented in peace negotiations.
Affirms the goals of World Refugee Day and reiterates a strong commitment to protecting the millions of refugees who live without material, social, and legal protections.