WHEREAS, the United Nations Convention Against Genocide formally came into force on January 12, 1951; and
WHEREAS, the United States has taken the lead in prosecuting former enemies of the United Nations adjudged guilty of genocide; and
WHEREAS, the United States will surrender that leadership unless we join the ranks of those nations who have thus formally placed themselves on record against this heinous crime; and
WHEREAS, the United States has signed the Convention;
THEREFORE, the American Ethical Union calls upon the Senate of the United States to consent to the ratification of the Convention as soon as possible.
Source: Whereas ... 1962
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