A/HRC/RES/21/6

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
9 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

21/6.
Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights
The Human Rights Council,
Recalling its resolutions 11/8 of 17 June 2009, 15/17 of 30 September 2010 and 18/2
of 28 September 2011 on preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights,
Reaffirming the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Programme of
Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and its review
conferences, including the outcome document of the 15-year review of the Programme of
Action contained in Commission on Population and Development resolution 2009/1 of 3
April 2009, Commission on the Status of Women resolutions 54/5 of 12 March 2010 and
56/3 of 9 March 2012, the targets and commitments regarding the reduction of maternal
mortality and universal access to reproductive health, including those contained in the 2000
Millennium Declaration, the 2005 World Summit Outcome and the outcome document of
the High-level Plenary Meeting of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly on the
Millennium Development Goals, and Commission on Population and Development
resolution 2012/1 of 27 April 2012,
Taking note of the various processes within the United Nations system to review the
implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population
and Development, to review the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and to
prepare for a post-2015 development framework,
Welcomes the organization by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Rights, in cooperation with other relevant entities of the United Nations system, of an
expert workshop and a public consultation in April 2012, with the participation of
Governments, regional organizations, relevant United Nations bodies and civil society
organizations, and the preparation of concise technical guidance on the application of a
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GE.12-17370

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.

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