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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - General Assembly, 21st Session, 1496th Plenary Meeting
16 Dec 1966 -  Adoption of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Statement by Mr. Abdul Rahman Pazhwak (Afghanistan, President of the General Assembly). The texts of the draft covenants are put to the vote and adopted unanimously. The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is adopted by 66 votes to two, with 38 abstentions. Statement by U Thant (UN Sectretary-General).