A/70/212 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 30 July 2015 Original: English Seventieth session Item 73 (b) of the provisional agenda* Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities Note by the Secretary-General The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák, in accordance with Assembly resolution 68/172. * A/70/150. 15-12578 (E) 140815 *1512578*

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