Human Rights Council
Resolution 7/24.

Elimination of violence against women

The Human Rights Council,
Reaffirming the obligation of all States to promote and protect all human rights
and fundamental freedoms, and reaffirming also that discrimination on the basis of
sex is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
against Women and other international human rights instruments, and that its
elimination is an integral part of efforts towards the elimination of violence against
women and girls,
Reaffirming also the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, the
Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Beijing Declaration
and Platform for Action, the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the
General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace
for the twenty-first century”, and the Declaration adopted at the forty-ninth session of
the Commission on the Status of Women,
Reaffirming further the international commitments in the field of social
development and to gender equality and the advancement of women made at the
International Conference on Population and Development, the World Summit for
Social Development and the World Conference against Racism, Racial
Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, as well as those made in the
United Nations Millennium Declaration and at the 2005 World Summit,
Reaffirming Commission on Human Rights resolution 1994/45 of 4 March
1994, in which it decided to appoint a Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
its causes and consequences,
Reaffirming also Council resolution 6/30 of 14 December 2007 on integrating
the human rights of women throughout the United Nations system, all resolutions of
the Commission on Human Rights on the elimination of violence against women, all

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