United Nations A/RES/71/170 General Assembly Distr.: General 7 February 2017 Seventy-first session Agenda item 27 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2016 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/71/477)] 71/170. Intensification of efforts to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls: domestic violence The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 61/143 of 19 December 2006, 62/133 of 18 December 2007, 63/155 of 18 December 2008, 64/137 of 18 December 2009, 65/187 of 21 December 2010, 67/144 of 20 December 2012 and all its previous resolutions on the elimination of violence against women, as well as its resolution 69/147 of 18 December 2014 on the intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, Recalling also its resolution 58/147 of 22 December 2003 and Human Rights Council resolution 29/14 of 2 July 2015, entitled “Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women: eliminating domestic violence”, 1 Recalling further all other relevant resolutions of the General Assembly, the Security Council, specifically those on women and peace and security and on children and armed conflict, and the Economic and Social Council, as well as those of the Human Rights Council and the Commission on the Status of Women, and relevant resolutions and processes of specialized agencies of the United Nations system on the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, Reaffirming the obligation of all States to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and reaffirming also that discrimination on the basis of sex is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2 the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 3 the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 3 the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 4 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocols thereto, 5 _______________ 1 See Official Records of the General Assembly, Seventieth Session, Supplement No. 53 (A/70/53), chap. V, sect. A. 2 Resolution 217 A (III). 3 See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex. 4 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1249, No. 20378. 5 Ibid., vols. 1577, 2171 and 2173, No. 27531; and resolution 66/138, annex. 16-21878 (E) *1621878* Please recycle

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