A/HRC/RES/23/11

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
21 June 2013
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twenty-third 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∗

23/11.
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, the latest being Council resolution 20/10 of 5 July
2012,
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,
Emphasizing that the World Conference on Human Rights agreed to call upon the
international community to make all efforts to help to alleviate the external debt burden of
∗

GE.13-14951

The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report
of the Council on its twenty-third session (A/HRC/23/2), chap. I.

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