A/HRC/RES/55/24 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 8 April 2024 English Original: French Human Rights Council Fifty-fifth session 26 February–5 April 2024 Agenda item 10 Technical assistance and capacity-building Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 4 April 2024 55/24. Technical assistance and capacity-building to improve the situation of human rights in Haiti, in connection with a request from the authorities of Haiti for coordinated and targeted international action The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and other relevant international human rights instruments, Recalling also its resolution 52/39 of 4 April 2023, in which it requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to appoint an independent expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, Recalling further Security Council resolution 2699 (2023) of 2 October 2023, which authorized the formation and deployment of a multinational security support mission in Haiti, Stressing that the primary responsibility for respecting, promoting and protecting all human rights lies with States, Expressing grave concern that the worsening of the violence perpetrated by the armed gangs that control most of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and parts of several towns in the provinces is creating a situation of alarming insecurity and a shortage of basic necessities and medical care, is undermining the human rights efforts of the Government of Haiti and is impeding the enjoyment of human rights by the Haitian people, including the right to life and to security of person, the right to education, the right to work, the right to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, the rights to adequate food, housing, security, clean water and sanitation as components of the right to an adequate standard of living, and the right to participate in the management of public affairs, Expressing grave concern also about the correlation that exists in Haiti between the power of the armed gangs and the systematic use of sexual and gender-based violence, which has a disproportionate impact on women and girls, leading to an increased risk of non-communicable diseases, in particular anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress GE.24-06216 (E) 240424 240424

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