A/HRC/RES/54/24 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 16 October 2023 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fourth session 11 September–13 October 2023 Agenda item 5 Human rights bodies and mechanisms Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 12 October 2023 54/24. Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Recalling General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 and Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1, on institution-building of the Council, and 5/2, on the Code of Conduct for Special Procedure Mandate Holders of the Human Rights Council, of 18 June 2007, Recalling also all previous General Assembly and Human Rights Council resolutions and decisions on this topic, Reiterating that the promotion and protection of human rights should be based on the principles of cooperation and genuine dialogue, and be aimed at strengthening the capacity of Member States to comply with their human rights obligations for the benefit of all people, Taking note with appreciation of all reports of the Secretary-General on cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, while noting with concern that the number of reported acts of intimidation and reprisals by States and non-State actors remains high and across regions, and the trends presented in his most recent reports, including, inter alia, an increase in self-censorship and online and offline surveillance; enactment and application of laws and regulations concerning civil society, counter-terrorism and national security, with the aim or effect of deterring or hindering cooperation with the United Nations; the dissolution and deregistration of civil society organizations, including en masse, which have imposed additional obstacles to civil society engagement with the United Nations; and recognizing that human rights defenders, activists and journalists, as well as victims of human rights violations, witnesses and their relatives, legal representatives and trade unionists, are at heightened risk of being victims of intimidation or reprisals, Noting that an analysis of United Nations data on alleged cases of intimidation and reprisals may be used to improve policies and practices on addressing acts of intimidation or reprisal against those who seek to cooperate, cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, Noting with concern reports of the gender dimension and the specificity and severity of acts of reprisal against women, in particular for cooperation with the Security Council and GE.23-19841(E)

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