A/RES/64/167 United Nations Distr.: General 19 March 2010 General Assembly Sixty-fourth session Agenda item 69 (b) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2009 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/64/439/Add.2 (Part II))] 64/167. International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance The General Assembly, Reaffirming its resolution 61/177 of 20 December 2006, by which it adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, Recalling its resolution 47/133 of 18 December 1992, by which it adopted the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances as a body of principles for all States, Recalling also its resolution 63/186 of 18 December 2008, as well as relevant resolutions adopted by the Human Rights Council, including resolution 10/10 of 26 March 2009, 1 in which the Council took note of the report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances 2 and the recommendations contained therein, 0F 1F Deeply concerned, in particular, by the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances in various regions of the world, including arrest, detention and abduction, when these are part of or amount to enforced disappearances, and by the growing number of reports concerning harassment, ill-treatment and intimidation of witnesses of disappearances or relatives of persons who have disappeared, Recalling that the Convention sets out the right of victims to know the truth regarding the circumstances of the enforced disappearance, the progress and results of the investigation and the fate of the disappeared person, and sets forth State party obligations to take appropriate measures in this regard, Acknowledging that acts of enforced disappearance are recognized in the Convention as crimes against humanity, in certain circumstances, _______________ 1 See Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixty-fourth Session, Supplement No. 53 (A/64/53), chap. II, sect. A. 2 A/HRC/10/9 and Add.1. 09-47185 *0947185* Please rec cle ♲

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