A/RES/70/229 United Nations Distr.: General 29 February 2016 General Assembly Seventieth session Agenda item 28 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 23 December 2015 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/70/481)] 70/229. Persons with albinism The General Assembly, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1 and recalling relevant international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 2 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 2 the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 3 the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 4 the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 5 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 6 and the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, 7 Recalling Human Rights Council resolution 24/33 of 27 September 2013 on technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism, 8 Recalling also General Assembly resolution 69/170 of 18 December 2014, by which the Assembly decided to proclaim 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day, with effect from 2015, and Human Rights Cou ncil resolution 28/6 of 26 March 2015, 9 by which the Council established the mandate of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Taking note of the preliminary report on persons with albinism submitted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-fourth session, 10 _______________ 1 Resolution 217 A (III). See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex. 3 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 660, No. 9464. 4 Ibid., vol. 2515, No. 44910. 5 Ibid., vol. 1249, No. 20378. 6 Ibid., vol. 1577, No. 27531. 7 A/37/351/Add.1 and Corr.1, annex, sect. VIII, recommendation 1 (IV). 8 See Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixty-eighth Session, Supplement No. 53A (A/68/53/Add.1), chap. III. 9 Ibid., Seventieth Session, Supplement No. 53 (A/70/53), chap. III, sect. A. 10 A/HRC/24/57. 2 15-16983 (E) *1516983* Please recycle

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