UN Mechanism and procedures

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resolutions during the 15th session of the Human Rights Council

Key Points
 

1.    In a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.6) regarding the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, adopted without a vote as orally amended, the Council


a.    decides to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples for a period of three years;
b.    requests all Governments to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur in performance of the tasks and duties mandated, to furnish all available information requested in his/her communications, and to react promptly to his/her urgent appeals;
c.    encourages all governments to give serious consideration to responding favourably to the requests by the Special Rapporteur to visit their countries to enable him/her to fulfil the mandate effectively;
d.    requests the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide all the necessary human, technical and financial assistance to the Special Rapporteur for the effective fulfilment of his/her mandate;
e.    decides to continue consideration of this question in conformity with the Human Rights Council’s programme of work.


2.    In a resolution (A/HRC/15/L.5) regarding the human rights of indigenous peoples, adopted without a vote, the Council
a.    decides to hold, within existing resources, a half-day panel, at its eighteenth session, on the role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of indigenous peoples’ well-being and identity
b.    recognizes the importance of the contributions of all relevant stakeholders to the process of the Human Rights Council’s review of its work and functioning;
c.    welcomes the role of national human rights institutions established in accordance with the Paris Principles in advancing indigenous issues, and encourages national human rights institutions to develop and strengthen their capacities to fulfill this role effectively, including with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights;
d.    encourages those States that have not yet ratified or acceded to the Convention concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries of the International Labour Organization (C169), to consider doing so, and
e.    to consider supporting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and welcomes the increased support by States to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and decides to continue consideration of this question at a future session in conformity with its annual programme of work.

 

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