A/RES/74/126 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 8 January 2020 Seventy-fourth session Agenda item 26 (a) Advancement of women: advancement of women Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2019 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/74/392)] 74/126. Improvement of the situation of women and girls in rural areas The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 56/129 of 19 December 2001, 58/146 of 22 December 2003, 60/138 of 16 December 2005, 62/136 of 18 December 2007, 64/140 of 18 December 2009, 66/129 of 19 December 2011, 68/139 of 18 December 2013, 70/132 of 17 December 2015 and 72/148 of 19 December 2017, Reaffirming the obligation of all States to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and also that all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls, are contrary to the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1 the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 2 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 2 the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 3 the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 4 the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 5 and other human rights instruments, Reaffirming also the commitment made to gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, including those in rural areas, contained in the outcome documents of relevant international conferences and summits, in particular the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women, 6 the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty -first __________________ 1 2 3 4 5 6 19-22221 (E) Resolution 217 A (III). See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex. United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1249, No. 20378. Ibid., vol. 1577, No. 27531. Ibid., vol. 2515, No. 44910. Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 4–15 September 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.96.IV.13), chap. I, resolution 1, annexes I and II. 090120 *1922221*

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