A/HRC/RES/17/7

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
6 July 2011
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Seventeenth 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∗

17/7

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 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, including Commission resolutions 1998/24 of 17 April 1998, 1999/22 of 23 April
1999, 2000/82 of 26 April 2000, 2004/18 of 16 April 2004 and 2005/19 of 14 April 2005,
Human Rights Council resolutions 7/4 of 27 March 2008, 11/5 of 17 June 2009 and 14/4 of
17 June 2010, and Council decision 12/119 of 2 October 2009,
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,
Bearing in mind paragraph 6 of General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March
2006,
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,

∗

GE.11-14464

The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of
the Council on its seventeenth session (A/HRC/17/2), chap. I.

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