A/HRC/RES/54/17 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 13 October 2023 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fourth session 11 September–13 October 2023 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 12 October 2023 54/17. Contribution of the implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes in the promotion and protection of human rights The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration on the Right to Development, and recalling the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other relevant human rights instruments, Recalling all General Assembly resolutions concerning the proclamation of, preparations for, and observance and commemoration of the International Year of the Family, including the most recent resolution of the Assembly, 77/191 of 15 December 2022, Reaffirming that, in accordance with article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State, Recognizing that the preparations for and observance of the thirtieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, in 2024, provide a useful opportunity to continue to raise awareness of the objectives of the International Year of increasing cooperation on family issues at all levels and undertaking concerted action to strengthen family-oriented policies and programmes that promote and protect the human rights of all family members, as part of an integrated and comprehensive approach to development, Recognizing also that the objectives of the International Year and its follow-up processes, especially those relating to family-oriented policies in the areas of poverty, workfamily balance and intergenerational issues, with attention given to the rights and responsibilities of all family members, can contribute to ending poverty, ending hunger, ensuring a healthy life and promoting well-being for all at all ages, promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, ensuring better education outcomes for children, including early childhood development and education, enabling access to employment opportunities and decent work for parents and caregivers, ensuring the enjoyment of cultural rights and GE.23-19793(E)

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