UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

21st session of the Human Rights Council (10 - 28 September, 5 November 2012)

Resolutions, decisions and President’s statements

The final adopted texts can be accessed in all six official languages of the United Nations in the first column below and also on the Official Document System (ODS). To search for adopted texts on ODS, enter the final number in the search field, preceded by A/HRC/RES for resolutions, A/HRC/DEC for decisions or A/HRC/PRST for President’s statements.
More information about the consideration of each draft proposal, including any oral revisions, amendments, statements of programme budget implications or detailed voting results (as applicable), can be found on the HRC21 Extranet (New users access).

RESOLUTIONS


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Action taken


Human rights situation in Eritrea
5
A/HRC/21/R.5
Adopted without a vote
(confidential procedure)
The human  right to safe drinking water and sanitation
3
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
Promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind: best practices
3
Adopted by a vote on 27.09.12
[25 in favour, 15 against, 7 abstentions]
Enforced or involuntary disappearances
 
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
 
Contribution of the United Nations system as a whole to the advancement of the business and human rights agenda and the dissemination and implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
3
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
 
Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
 
Right to the truth
 
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
 
The use of mercenaries as a mean of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination
3
 
 
 
 
Adopted by a vote on 27.09.12
[34 in favour, 12 against, 1 abstention]
Promotion and protection of a democratic and equitable international order
3
 
 
Adopted by a vote on 27.09.12
[31 in favour, 12 against, 4 abstentions]
Human rights and international solidarity
3
 
 
Adopted by a vote on 27.09.12
[35 in favour, 12 against, 0 abstentions]
Guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
 
Safety of Journalists
3
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
Panel on the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of Human Rights
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
World Programme for Human Rights Education
 
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
Human rights and transitional justice
 
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on
The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
Mandat du Rapporteur spécial sur les incidences sur les Droits de l'Homme de la gestion et de l'élimination écologiquement rationnelle des produits et déchets dangereux
3
 
 
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
Droits de l'homme et questions relatives aux prises d'otages par des terroristes
5
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
Promotion of the human rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas
5
 
 
Adopted by a vote on 27.09.12
[23 in favour, 9 against, 15 abstentions]
High-Level Panel to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action
8
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
Enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights
10
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
Technical assistance and capacity-building for Yemen in the field of human rights
10
 
Adopted without a vote on 27.09.12
 
Human rights of older persons
 
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 28.09.12
 
Human rights and Indigenous Peoples
 
3
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 28.09.12
 
Situation of human rights in the Republic of Mali
4
 
Adopted without a vote on 28.09.12
 
Human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic
4
 
Adopted by a vote on 28.09.12
[41 in favour, 3 against, 3 abstentions]
Technical assistance for the Sudan in the field of Human Rights
10
 
Adopted without a vote on 28.09.12
 
Technical assistance and capacity building for South Sudan in the field of Human Rights
10
Adopted without a vote on 28.09.12
Open-ended intergovernmental Working Group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 28.09.12
 
Elaboration of complementary standards to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
9
 
 
 
Adopted without a vote on 28.09.12
 
Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights
10
 
Adopted without a vote on 28.09.12
 
The right to development
3
Adopted by a vote on 28.09.12
[46 in favour, 1 against, 0 abstentions]
From rhetoric to reality: a global call for concrete action against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
9
 
 
Adopted by a vote on 28.09.12
[37 in favour, 1 against, 9 abstentions]

DECISIONS


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Title



Item



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Action taken


21/101

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Bahrain

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 19.9.2012

21/102

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Ecuador

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 19.9.2012

21/103

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Tunisia

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 19.9.2012

21/104

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Morocco

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 19.9.2012

21/105

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Indonesia

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 19.9.2012

21/106

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Finland

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 19.9.2012

21/107

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 20.9.2012

21/108

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: India

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 20.9.2012

21/109

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Brazil

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 20.9.2012

21/110

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Philippines

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 20.9.2012

21/111

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Algeria

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 20.9.2012

21/112

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Poland

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 20.9.2012

21/113

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: Netherlands

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 21.9.2012

21/114

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review: South Africa

 

6

 

Adopted without a vote on 21.9.2012