A/HRC/RES/15/22

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
6 October 2010
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Fifteenth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council*
15/22
Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable
standard of physical and mental health
The Human Rights Council,
Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling the
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the
Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
Reaffirming also that the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable
standard of physical and mental health is a human right as reflected, inter alia, in article 25,
paragraph 1, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 12 of the International
Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and article 24 of the Convention on the
Rights of the Child, as well as, with respect to non-discrimination, in article 5 (e) (iv) of the
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,
article 12, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Discrimination against Women and article 25 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities, and that such a right derives from the inherent dignity of the human
person,
Recalling its resolutions 6/29 of 14 December 2007, 8/13 of 18 June 2008, 10/24 of
27 March 2009, 11/8 of 17 June 2009, 12/7 of 1 October 2009 and 12/24 and 12/27 of
2 October 2009, its decisions 2/107 and 2/108 of 27 November 2006, and all resolutions on
the realization of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard

*

GE.10-16705

The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its fifteenth session (A/HRC/15/60), chap. I.

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