United Nations A/RES/63/155 General Assembly Distr.: General 30 January 2009 Sixty-third session Agenda item 56 (a) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2008 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/63/425)] 63/155. Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 61/143 of 19 December 2006 and 62/133 of 18 December 2007, and all its previous resolutions on the elimination of violence against women, 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 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1 and other international human rights instruments, and that its elimination is an integral part of efforts towards the elimination of all forms of violence against women, 0F Reaffirming also the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, 2 the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 3 the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”, 4 and the declaration adopted at the forty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 5 1F 2F 3F 4F Reaffirming further the international commitments in the field of social development and to gender equality and the advancement of women made at the World Conference on Human Rights, the International Conference on Population and Development, the World Summit for Social Development and the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, as well as those made in the United Nations Millennium Declaration 6 5F _______________ 1 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1249, No. 20378. See resolution 48/104. 3 Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 4–15 September 1995 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.96.IV.13), chap. I, resolution 1, annexes I and II. 4 Resolution S-23/2, annex, and resolution S-23/3, annex. 5 See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 2005, Supplement No. 7 and corrigendum (E/2005/27 and Corr.1), chap. I, sect. A; see also Economic and Social Council decision 2005/232. 6 See resolution 55/2. 2 08-48009

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