Human Rights Council

Resolution 9/2.

Human rights and international solidarity

The Human Rights Council,
Reaffirming all previous resolutions adopted by the Commission on Human Rights and the
Council on the issue of human rights and international solidarity, including Commission
resolution 2005/55 and Council resolutions 6/3 and 7/5, and taking note of the reports presented
by the independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, in particular his latest one
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 of international law,
Recalling that, at the World Conference on Human Rights, held in Vienna 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 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 providing these countries with appropriate means and facilities to foster their comprehensive
Taking into account that article 2 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights states that each State party to the Covenant undertakes to take steps, individually
and through international assistance and cooperation, especially economic and technical, to the
maximum of its available resources, with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of

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