United Nations

General Assembly

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3 July 2018
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Human Rights Council
Thirty-eighth session
18 June–6 July 2018
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Albania,* Andorra,* Argentina,* Australia, Austria,* Belgium, Bosnia and
Herzegovina,* Brazil, Bulgaria,* Canada,* Chile, Colombia,* Croatia, Cyprus,*
Czechia,* Denmark,* Ecuador, Estonia,* Finland,* France,* Georgia, Germany,
Greece,* Haiti,* Honduras,* Hungary, Iceland,* Ireland,* Italy,* Japan, Latvia,*
Liechtenstein,* Lithuania,* Luxembourg,* Mexico, Montenegro,* Netherlands,* New
Zealand,* Norway,* Peru, Portugal,* Republic of Moldova,* Romania,* Rwanda, San
Marino,* Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,* Switzerland, Thailand,* the former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia,* Turkey,* Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland, Uruguay:* draft resolution

38/… Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and
The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights
of the Child and other applicable international human rights instruments, including the
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms
of Racial Discrimination, and recalling relevant conventions adopted by the International
Labour Organization on the issue of discrimination against women,
Recalling that gender equality and the condemnation of discrimination and violence
against women and girls have been recognized in the Vienna Declaration and Programme
of Action, the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and
Development, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome documents
of their review conferences, the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and the
outcome document of the Durban Review Conference,
Recalling also all relevant resolutions and agreed conclusions adopted by the Human
Rights Council, the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Commission on the Status

* State not a member of the Human Rights Council.


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