A/HRC/RES/55/18 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 8 April 2024 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fifth session 26 February–5 April 2024 Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 4 April 2024 55/18. Mandate of Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Guided also by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recalling relevant international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Reaffirming that everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person and that no one shall be subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Recalling the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of all human rights and the need for persons with albinism to be guaranteed the full enjoyment of their rights and freedoms without discrimination, Recalling also its resolutions 5/1, on institution-building of the Human Rights Council, and 5/2, on a Code of Conduct for Special Procedure Mandate Holders of the Council, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that all mandate holders shall discharge their duties in accordance with those resolutions and the annexes thereto, Recalling further the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, and recalling also the rights of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health and education as enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other relevant international human rights treaties, Deeply concerned that, in various parts of the world, persons with albinism continue to face barriers to their participation as equal members of society and face violations and abuse of their human rights, and conscious that greater and more urgent attention is needed to address these challenges, GE.24-06310 (E)

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