A/HRC/RES/37/21 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 13 April 2018 Original: English Human Rights Council Thirty-seventh session 26 February–23 March 2018 Agenda item 3 Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 23 March 2018 37/21. 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 resolutions 34/13 of 24 March 2017 and 36/10 of 28 September 2017 and General Assembly resolution 72/168 of 19 December 2017, Welcoming General Assembly resolution 70/1 of 25 September 2015, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, in which all States are strongly urged to refrain from promulgating and applying any unilateral economic, financial or trade measures that impede the full achievement of economic and social development, particularly in developing countries, Taking note of the summary report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the biennial Human Rights Council panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights,1 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, 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 right to 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 1 A/HRC/37/31. GE.18-05889(E) 

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