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

Question of the realization in all countries of economic, social and
cultural rights
The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the principles of economic, social and cultural rights enshrined in
international human rights instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
Recalling that the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, the 2005 World
Summit Outcome and General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006, in which the
Assembly established the Human Rights Council, all affirm that all human rights are
universal, indivisible, interrelated, interdependent and mutually reinforcing and must be
treated in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing and with the same emphasis, and
recalling also that the promotion and protection of one category of rights should never
exempt States from the promotion and protection of the other rights,
Recalling also the United Nations Millennium Declaration, in which the Heads of
State and Government affirmed their commitment to spare no effort to promote democracy
and strengthen the rule of law, as well as respect for all internationally recognized human
rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development,
Recalling further its resolutions on the question of the realization in all countries of
economic, social and cultural rights, and the resolutions adopted by the Commission on
Human Rights on the same topic,
Reaffirming the obligations and commitments to take steps, individually and through
international assistance and cooperation, especially economic and technical, to the
maximum of available resources, with a view to achieving progressively the full realization
of economic, social and cultural rights by all appropriate means, including particularly the
adoption of legislative measures,



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