A/RES/68/191 United Nations Distr.: General 11 February 2014 General Assembly Sixty-eighth session Agenda item 108 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2013 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/68/457)] 68/191. Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls The General Assembly, Deeply concerned that the global prevalence of different manifestations of the gender-related killing of women and girls 1 is reaching alarming proportions, Concerned about violent gender-related killing of women and girls, while recognizing efforts made to address that form of violence in different regions, including in countries where the concept of femicide or feminicide has been incorporated into national legislation, Aware that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 2 affirms the principle of the inadmissibility of discrimination and proclaims that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Declaration, especially to the right to life, liberty and security of person, without distinction of any kind, including distinction based on sex, Emphasizing the importance of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, 3 which defines violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private spheres, Conscious of the commitments undertaken by States parties through the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 4 which requires State parties to take all appropriate political, social, economic and cultural measures, including legislation, to ensure the full _______________ 1 Gender-related killing of women and girls is criminalized in some countries as “femicide” or “feminicide” and has been incorporated as such into national legislation in those countries. 2 Resolution 217 A (III). 3 Resolution 48/104. 4 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1249, No. 20378. 13-45091 (E) *1345091* Please recycle

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