Human Rights Council
Resolution 6/27.

Adequate housing as a component of the right to
an adequate standard of living

The Human Rights Council,
Reaffirming all previous resolutions adopted by the Commission on Human
Rights on the issue of adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate
standard of living, including resolution 2004/21 of 16 April 2004,
Reaffirming also all previous resolutions adopted by the Commission on
Human Rights on the issue of women’s equal ownership of, access to and control over
land and the equal rights to own property and to adequate housing, including
resolution 2005/25 of 15 April 2005,
Bearing in mind paragraph 6 of General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15
March 2006,
Recalling its resolutions 5/1 on institution-building of the United Nations
Human Rights Council and 5/2 on the Code of Conduct for Special Procedures
Mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that the
mandate-holder shall discharge his/her duties in accordance with those resolutions and
the annexes thereto,
Recalling also the rights related to housing enshrined in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and elaborated in other international human rights
treaties and instruments,
Recalling further the principles and commitments with regard to adequate
housing enshrined in the relevant provisions of declarations and programmes adopted
by major United Nations conferences and summits and by special sessions of the
General Assembly and their follow up meetings, inter alia, the Istanbul Declaration on
Human Settlements and the Habitat Agenda (A/CONF.165/14), and the Declaration
on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium adopted at the

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