United Nations General Assembly A/HRC/RES/33/18 Distr.: General 10 October 2016 Original: English Human Rights Council Thirty-third session Agenda item 3 Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 30 September 2016 33/18. Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights The Human Rights Council, 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, Recalling its previous 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, Welcoming the efforts of the World Health Organization to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity, taking note of World Health Assembly resolution 69.2 and report A68/16, and recalling the global commitment to the reduction of maternal mortality and to universal access to reproductive health, Taking into account General Assembly resolution 70/1 of 25 September 2015 entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, and its call to take the bold and transformative steps urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path, to ensure that no one will be left behind and to make efforts to reach the furthest behind first, Taking note of the Secretary-General’s renewed Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and recognizing the important role it may play in reducing preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, Recognizing the importance of strengthening coordination between all relevant United Nations agencies, in accordance with their respective mandates, in reducing preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, Stressing that reducing maternal mortality and morbidity with full respect of States’ human rights obligations and commitments will require efforts across the 2030 Agenda for GE.16-17459(E) 

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