A/HRC/RES/54/32 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 18 October 2023 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fourth session 11 September–13 October 2023 Agenda item 10 Technical assistance and capacity-building Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 12 October 2023 54/32. Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights The Human Rights Council, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Acknowledging that peace and security, development and human rights are the pillars of the United Nations system, Reaffirming its respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of Somalia, Reaffirming also its previous resolutions on Somalia, Recalling its resolutions 5/1 and 5/2 of 18 June 2007, Recognizing that the primary responsibility for promoting and protecting human rights in Somalia rests with the Federal Government of Somalia, and that enhancing the legal framework, human rights protection systems and the capacity, transparency and legitimacy of institutions is essential to help to combat impunity and to improve accountability for human rights violations and abuses and to encourage reconciliation, Recognizing also the need for the Federal Government of Somalia and its security institutions to uphold their international human rights commitments and obligations and to address abuse and the excessive use of force against civilians, Recognizing further the importance and effectiveness of international assistance to Somalia and the continued need to step up the scale, coordination, coherence and quality of all capacity development and technical assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights at the national and federal member state levels, and acknowledging the Mutual Accountability Framework, which is aimed at accelerating reforms regarding human rights, as well as reforms regarding security, economic and political institutions and elections, Underscoring the importance of cooperation and consensus for making further progress on key national priorities, including the implementation of the national security architecture, the constitutional review, power- and resource-sharing in the federal order, including fiscal federalism, and reaching an agreement on a federated justice system, all of which require political agreements that can form the basis for legislation in the federal Parliament, GE.23-20064(E)

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