A/HRC/RES/54/15 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 13 October 2023 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fourth session 11 September–13 October 2023 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 11 October 2023 54/15. Human rights and unilateral coercive measures The Human Rights Council, Recalling the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Recalling also all previous resolutions on human rights and unilateral coercive measures adopted by the Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, Reaffirming Human Rights Council resolution 52/13 of 3 April 2023 and General Assembly resolution 77/214 of 15 December 2022, Stressing that unilateral coercive measures and legislation are contrary to international law, international humanitarian law, the Charter and the norms and principles governing peaceful relations among States, Recalling General Assembly resolution 70/1 entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” of 25 September 2015, which strongly urged States to refrain from promulgating and applying any unilateral economic, financial or trade measures not in accordance with international law and the Charter that impede the full achievement of economic and social development, particularly in developing countries, Recognizing the universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated character of all human rights, and in this regard reaffirming the right to development as a universal and inalienable right and an integral part of all human rights, Expressing its grave concern at the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on human rights, the rule of law, development, international relations, trade, investment and cooperation, Reaffirming that no State may use or encourage the use of any type of measure, including but not limited to economic or political measures, to coerce another State in order to obtain from it the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign rights and to secure from it advantages of any kind, Recognizing that unilateral coercive measures in the form of economic, financial, trade and delivery sanctions have far-reaching implications for the human rights of the GE.23-19779(E)

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