A/HRC/RES/54/16 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 12 October 2023 54/16. Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Recognizing that preventing maternal mortality and morbidity is one of the human rights priorities for all States, and reaffirming that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interrelated, interdependent and mutually reinforcing, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling relevant international instruments, including 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, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Recalling previous Human Rights Council resolutions on preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights, Reaffirming the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, and their review conferences and outcome documents, and reaffirming also the resolutions and agreed conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women and the resolutions of the Commission on Population and Development, Recalling the commitment contained in Sustainable Development Goal 3 to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030, and deeply concerned that the ratio in 2020 was still more than three times higher than that target, Welcoming the efforts of the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund and other United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, within their respective mandates, to prevent maternal mortality and to prevent and treat maternal morbidity, Recognizing the importance of strengthening coordination among all relevant United Nations agencies and civil society organizations, in accordance with their respective mandates, and the need for States to respect, protect and fulfil sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, to reduce preventable mortality and morbidity, GE.23-19792(E)

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