United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
15 April 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twenty-fifth 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

Mandate of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and
other related international financial obligations of States on the full
enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and
cultural rights
The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action and other relevant international
human rights instruments,
Reaffirming all resolutions and decisions adopted by the Commission on Human
Rights and the Human Rights Council on the effects of structural adjustment and economic
reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly
economic, social and cultural rights,
Reaffirming also Human Rights Council resolution S-10/1 of 23 February 2009 on
the impact of the global economic and financial crises on the universal realization and
effective enjoyment of human rights,
Recalling Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1, on institution-building of the
Council, and 5/2, on the Code of Conduct for Special Procedures Mandate Holders of the
Council, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that the mandate holder shall discharge his or her
duties in accordance with those resolutions and the annexes thereto,
Bearing in mind paragraph 6 of General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March
Stressing that one of the purposes of the United Nations is to achieve international
cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural or
humanitarian character,



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