A/HRC/RES/54/9 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 12 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 54/9. Working Group on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas 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 and all relevant international human rights instruments, Recalling the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of all human rights and the need of peasants and other people working in rural areas, including women and girls, to be guaranteed the full enjoyment of their rights and freedoms without discrimination, Welcoming with appreciation the constructive negotiation, participation and active engagement at the five sessions of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on a United Nations declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, and welcoming the report of the Working Group on its fifth session,1 Recalling General Assembly resolution 73/165 of 17 December 2018 and Human Rights Council resolution 39/12 of 28 September 2018, in which the Assembly and the Council adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas, recognizing the past, present and future contributions of peasants and other people working in rural areas in all regions of the world to development and to conserving and improving biodiversity, which constitute the basis of food and agricultural production throughout the world, and their contribution to ensuring the right to adequate food and food security, which are fundamental to attaining the internationally agreed development goals, including in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Recalling also the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019–2028), which has raised the profile of the role of family farming in contributing to the achievement of food security and improved nutrition,2 and the International Year of Camelids, in 2024, recognizing that camelids constitute the main means of subsistence for millions of poor 1 2 A/HRC/39/67. See General Assembly resolution 72/239. GE.23-19771(E)

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