A/RES/65/188 United Nations Distr.: General 23 February 2011 General Assembly Sixty-fifth session Agenda item 28 (a) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2010 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/65/449)] 65/188. Supporting efforts to end obstetric fistula The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 62/138 of 18 December 2007 and 63/158 of 18 December 2008 on supporting efforts to end obstetric fistula, Reaffirming the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 1 the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century” 2 and the declaration adopted at the forty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 3 0F 1F 2F Reaffirming also the international commitments in the field of social development and to gender equality and the advancement of women made at the World Conference on Human Rights, the International Conference on Population and Development, the World Summit for Social Development and the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, as well as those made in the United Nations Millennium Declaration 4 and at the 2005 World Summit, 5 3F 4F Reaffirming further the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 6 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 7 and urging States that have not done so to consider, as a matter of priority, signing, ratifying or acceding to those Conventions and the Optional Protocols thereto, 8 5F 6F 7F _______________ 1 Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 4–15 September 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.96.IV.13), chap. I, resolution 1, annexes I and II. 2 Resolution S-23/2, annex, and resolution S-23/3, annex. 3 See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 2005, Supplement No. 7 and corrigendum (E/2005/27 and Corr.1), chap. I, sect. A; see also Economic and Social Council decision 2005/232. 4 See resolution 55/2. 5 See resolution 60/1. 6 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1249, No. 20378. 7 Ibid., vol. 1577, No. 27531. 8 Ibid., vol. 2131, No. 20378; and ibid., vols. 2171 and 2173, No. 27531. 10-52382 *1052382* Please rec cle ♲

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