United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
11 October 2012
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twenty-first 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

Human rights and international solidarity
The Human Rights Council,
Reaffirming all previous resolutions adopted by the Commission on Human Rights
and the Human Rights Council on the issue of human rights and international solidarity,
including Commission resolution 2005/55 of 20 April 2005, Council resolutions 6/3 of 27
September 2007, 7/5 of 27 March 2008, 9/2 of 24 September 2008, 12/9 of 1 October 2009,
15/13 of 30 September 2010, 17/6 of 16 June 2011 and 18/5 of 29 September 2011, and
taking note of the reports submitted by the Independent Expert on human rights and
international solidarity,1
Underlining the fact that the processes of promoting and protecting human rights
should be conducted in conformity with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the
United Nations and international law,
Recalling that, at the World Conference on Human Rights, held in June 1993, States
pledged to cooperate with each other in ensuring development and eliminating obstacles to
development, and stressed that the international community should promote effective
international cooperation for the realization of the right to development and the elimination
of obstacles to development,
Reaffirming the fact that article 4 of the Declaration on the Right to Development
states that sustained action is required to promote more rapid development of developing
countries and, as a complement to the efforts of developing countries, effective
international cooperation is essential in order to provide these countries with the
appropriate means and facilities to foster their comprehensive development,


The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its twenty-first session (A/HRC/21/2), chap. I.
A/HRC/21/44 and Add.1.

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