A/78/131 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 7 July 2023 Original: English Seventy-eighth session Item 73 of the provisional agenda* Promotion and protection of human rights Situation of human rights defenders Note by the Secretary-General The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 43/16. * A/78/150. 23-13250 (E) 040823 *2313250*

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