Questionnaire of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

In follow up to a first questionnaire which was sent on July 2012, the Independent Expert on the promotion of an equitable and democratic international order is requesting your continued cooperation and is seeking your response to an additional and more specific set of questions which will inform his upcoming reports to the Human Rights Council and to the General Assembly. The attached questionnaire notably refers to operative paragraph 17 of Resolution 21/9, which requests the mandate holder to submit to the Human Rights Council a report focusing on “the fostering of full, equitable and effective participation, including the obstacles to that aim and possible measures to overcome them.” Your responses, even in concise format, may be addressed to the Independent Expert through the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (; fax: +41 22 917 90 06), by 15 April 2013.