GE.A/HRC/27/63. 4-17820 (E)


Human Rights Council Twenty-seventh session

Agenda item 5

Human rights bodies and mechanisms

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council


Promotion of the right to peace

The Human Rights Council,

Recalling all previous resolutions on the promotion of the right of peoples to peace

adopted by the General Assembly, the Commission on Human Rights and the Human

Rights Council, in particular Council resolution 20/15 of 5 July 2012,

Recalling also General Assembly resolution 39/11 of 12 November 1984 entitled

“Declaration of the Right of Peoples to Peace” and the United Nations Millennium

Declaration, as well as other relevant international documents,

Welcoming the important work being carried out by civil society organizations,

academia and other stakeholders for the promotion of the right to peace and their

contribution to the development of this issue,

Taking note of the report of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on its

second session,1 held from 30 June to 4 July 2014, pursuant to Human Rights Council

resolution 20/15, in particular of the inputs from Governments, regional and political

groups, civil society and relevant stakeholders, and the text presented by the Chairperson-

Rapporteur of the working group, as requested by the Council in its resolution 23/16 of 13

June 2013,

1. Decides that the working group shall hold its third session for five working

days in 2015 with the objective of finalizing the declaration;

2. Requests the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human

Rights to provide the working group with the assistance necessary for it to fulfil its


3. Requests the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the working group to conduct

informal consultations with Governments, regional groups and relevant stakeholders before

the third session of the working group;

4. Also requests the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the working group to prepare a

revised text on the basis of the discussions held during the first and second sessions of the

working group and on the basis of the intersessional informal consultations to be held, and

to present it prior to the third session of the working group for consideration and further

discussion thereat;

5. Invites States, civil society and all relevant stakeholders to contribute actively

and constructively to the work of the working group;

6. Requests the working group to prepare a report and to submit it to the Human

Rights Council, to be made available in all official languages of the United Nations, for

consideration at its twenty-ninth session.

39th meeting

25 September 2014

[Adopted by a recorded vote of 33 to 9, with 5 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China,

Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia,

Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia,

Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone,

South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of),

Viet Nam


Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, Republic of

Korea, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States

of America


Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, the former Yugoslav Republic of