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*

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



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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