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Email Letter Sent To The United Nations By Murray Richard Tingey

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Error in UDHR introduction & Article 2 format.‏
From:Richard Tingey (cavewood88@hotmail.com)
Sent:Monday, 7 July 2008 12:28:18 p.m.
To: inquiries@un.org
Dear Madam  / Sir
 
Please correct two errors on your website.
 
They're in a presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from the link
 
http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html
 
The first is that there should be a gap of a line space between the two sentences of Article 2 of the Declaration in General Assembly Resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948.
 
You will also see from General Assembly Resolution 217 D of 10 December 1948 that, the first quotation marks are in the wrong place in the introduction used in your website, copied below.
 
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."
 
 
The first quotation marks should not be between the words,  ......and "to.....
 
They should be between the words, ..........Member countries "to........
 
You may like to use my website    www.freewebs.com/voxo   to see a presentation of this anomally.
 
I will update my website  when you change your quotation marks' location in the UDHR introduction.
 
Present inference that publicity is not specifically recommended by the general Assembly, via the wrong location, in the introduction, of quotation marks in your website, is quite regretable, don't you think.
 
The error was probably merely topographical but with suggestions to some that it was on purpose.
 
It possibly presumes that it's not the precise wish of the General Assembly that Member countries publicise the Declaration. 
 
It may suggest to some that the words that are wrongly out of quotation, are only a commentary on what the General Assembly broadly wants.
 
When it's widely known that there's a separate General Assembly recommendation to publicise the Declaration, the present part quote introduction may suggest a down playing of the General Assembly's wishes. 
 
The introduction would be more accurate as shown below. It carries the text of G.A.217 D (III) in the right past tense to match your current first sentence.
 
Given the fact that D  has been somewhat hidden in past publicity of the Declaration, it would be wise and sensible, don't you think, to in future, mention the 217 D (III) publicity requirement with the suggested introduction below. 
 
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. The Assembly recommended that Governments of Member States show their adherance to article 56 of the Charter by using every means within their power solemnly to publicise the text of the Declaration and to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Richard
 
Richard Tingey
 
Murray Richard Tingey

Levin
5510
New Zealand
 
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