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Date : November 16, 2017
Resolution of the Third Committee of the 72nd UN GA
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Seventy-second session 

Third Committee 

Agenda item 72 (c)


Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives




Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America: draft resolution 



Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 



The General Assembly, 

Reaffirming that all States have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and to fulfil the obligations that they have undertaken under the various international instruments, 

Recalling all previous resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, the Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, including Assembly resolution 71/202 of 19 December 2016 and Council resolution 34/24 of 24 March 2017, and mindful of the need for the international community to strengthen its coordinated efforts aimed at achieving the implementation of those resolutions, 

Deeply concerned at the grave human rights situation, the pervasive culture of impunity and the lack of accountability for human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 

Stressing the importance of following up on the recommendations contained in the report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and expressing grave concern at the detailed findings contained therein, 

Welcoming the decision of the Security Council to add the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the list of issues of which the Council is seized and the holding of an open meeting of the Council on 9 December 2016, subsequent to the ones held in 2014 and 2015, during which the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was discussed, .....