A/HRC/RES/39/10 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 5 October 2018 Original: English Human Rights Council Thirty-ninth session 10–28 September 2018 Agenda item 3 Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 27 September 2018 39/10. Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights in humanitarian settings The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, 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 the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, the Additional Protocols thereto of 8 June 1977, and the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Recalling also General Assembly resolution 72/132 of 11 December 2017 on international cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development, 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 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 Secretary-General’s renewed Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and recognizing the important role it can play in reducing preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, 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 morbidity, and recalling the global GE.18-16418(E) 

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