A/HRC/RES/15/23 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 8 October 2010 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifteenth session 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* 15/23 Elimination of discrimination against women The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Guided also by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Recalling the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action adopted on 25 June 1993 by the World Conference on Human Rights,1 the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted on 15 September 1995 by the Fourth World Conference on Women,2 and their 2005 and 2010 reviews, the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action adopted on 8 September 2001 by the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance3 and the outcome document of the Durban Review Conference adopted on 24 April 2009,4 Welcoming the establishment of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as UN Women, Bearing in mind the challenges still faced by all countries throughout the world to overcome inequality between men and women, * 1 2 3 4 GE.10-16791 The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of the Council on its fifteenth session (A/HRC/15/60), chap. I. A/CONF.157/24 (Part I), chap. III. See A/CONF.177/20/Rev.1, chap. I. See A/CONF.189/12 and Corr.1, chap. I. See A/CONF.211/8, chap. I.