A/HRC/RES/19/28 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 12 April 2012 Original: English Human Rights Council Nineteenth session Agenda item 10 Technical assistance and capacity-building Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council* 19/28 Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights The Human Rights Council, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 and Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, Acknowledging that peace and security, development and human rights are the pillars of the United Nations system, Reaffirming its respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of Somalia, Recalling its previous resolutions on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Acknowledging the commitment of and efforts made by the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, especially those of States contributing to the African Union Mission in Somalia, including regional countries, to support efforts to achieve security, reconciliation and stability, and the efforts made by the international community and regional partners to help Somalia consolidate peace and security, as well as the rule of law, on its national territory, Commending the African Union Mission in Somalia for its efforts, as requested by the Peace and Security Council, to minimize civilian casualties during its operations, encouraging the Mission to intensify its efforts in this regard, and also encouraging the African Union to support the Mission in increasing awareness and training among its troops on human rights and international humanitarian law, Welcoming the work of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, * GE.12-13069 The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of the Council on its nineteenth session (A/HRC/19/2), chap. I.

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