Resolution Nº A/HRC/RES/44/13 from Human Rights Council of the United Nations

Publication Date:23 Jul 2020
Resolution Number:A/HRC/RES/44/13
Human Rights Council
Forty-fourth session
30 June17 July 2020
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
on 16 July 2020
44/13. Extreme poverty and human rights
The Human Rights Council,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Natio ns,
Recalling that, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the
International Covenants on Human Rights, th e ideal of a world in which all human beings
can enjoy freedom from fear and want can be achieved only if conditions are created whereby
everyone may enjoy his or her economic, social and cultural rights, as well as his or her civil
and political rights, an d reaffirming in this regard the International Cov enant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Righ ts,
Recalling also all previous resolutions on the issue of human rights and extreme
poverty adopted by the General Assembly, including resolutions 71/186 of 19 December
2016 and 73/163 of 17 December 2018, and b y the Commission on Human Rights, as well
as Human Rights Council resolutions, inclu ding Council resolution s 2/2 of 27 November
2006, 7/27 of 28 March 2008, 8/11 of 18 June 2008, 12/19 of 2 October 2009, 15/19 of 30
September 2010, 17/13 of 17 June 2011, 21/11 of 27 September 2012, 26/3 of 26 June 2014,
and 35/19 of 22 June 2017, and noting the Declaration on the Right to Dev elopment,
Recalling further that, in its resolution 74/234 of 19 December 2019, the General
Assembly proclaimed the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018
2027) in order to maintain the momentum generated by the first and second Decad es and to
support, in an efficient and coordinated manner, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, and the commitment therein to ending
poverty in all its forms, including by eradicating extreme poverty by 2030, and the objective
of leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first,
Recalling that, in its resolution 67/164 of 20 December 2012, the General Assembly
took note with appreciation of the guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights,
adopted by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 21/11, as a useful tool fo r States in
the formulation and implementation of pov erty reduction and eradic ation policies, as
United Nations
General Assembly
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23 July 2020
Original: English

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