Human Rights Council Thirty-fifth session

6–23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 22 June 2017

35/4. Promotion of the right to peace

The Human Rights Council,

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

promotion of peace as a vital requirement for the full enjoyment of all human rights by all,

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

Rights Council, in particular Council resolution 32/28 of 1 July 2016,

Welcoming the adoption by the General Assembly, by its resolution 71/189 of 19

December 2016, of the Declaration on the Right to Peace,

Recalling that States, the United Nations and specialized agencies should take

appropriate sustainable measures to implement the Declaration, in particular the United

Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,

1. Recalls that everyone has the right to enjoy peace such that all human rights

are promoted and protected and development is fully realized;

2. Stresses that States should respect, implement and promote equality and non-

discrimination, justice and the rule of law, and guarantee freedom from fear and want as a

means to build peace within and between societies;

3. Recognizes that peace is not only the absence of conflict but also requires a

positive, dynamic participatory process where dialogue is encouraged and conflicts are

solved in a spirit of mutual understanding and cooperation, and socioeconomic

development is ensured;

4. Decides to convene, with the support of the United Nations High

Commissioner for Human Rights, in the period between the thirty-seventh and the thirty-

eighth sessions of the Human Rights Council, a half-day intersessional workshop on the

right to peace, to discuss the implementation of the Declaration on the Right to Peace;

5. Requests the High Commissioner to submit a report on the workshop, in the

form of a summary, to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-ninth session;

6. Encourages all Member States, specialized agencies and civil society to

participate in the discussions of the workshop so that worldwide representation in the

debates can be ensured;

7. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

34th meeting

22 June 2017

[Adopted by a recorded vote of 32 to 11, with 4 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Botswana, Brazil, Burundi,

China, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia,

Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nigeria,

Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa,

Togo, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)


Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Republic

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

United States of America


Albania, Georgia, Portugal, Switzerland]