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The Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity

Ms. Virginia Dandan, independent expert on human rights and international solidarity © FES Photo, Robert MatéThe independent expert on human rights and international solidarity is appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to develop a draft declaration on the right of peoples and individuals to international solidarity.

The mandate of the independent expert on human rights and international solidarity was created in 2005 by the predecessor of the Council - United Nations Commission on Human Rights (see resolution 2005/55). In 2014, the Council extended the mandate for a further period of three years (see resolution 26/6).

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The mandate

The Human Rights Council renewed its commitment to promote human rights and international solidarity, by adopting resolution 29/3 (June 2015) which it inter alia:

  • Request[ed] all States, United Nations agencies, other relevant international organizations and non-governmental organizations to mainstream the right of peoples and individuals to international solidarity into their activities, to cooperate with the Independent Expert in her mandate, and to supply all necessary information requested by her, and requests States to give serious consideration to responding favourably to the requests of the Independent Expert to visit their countries, to enable her to fulfil her mandate effectively;
  • Request[ed] the Independent Expert to continue to participate in relevant international forums and major events with a view to promoting the importance of international solidarity, inter alia, those relating to climate change, international migration, disaster risk reduction and the post-2015 development agenda, and invites Member States, international organizations, United Nations agencies and other relevant organizations to facilitate the meaningful participation of the Independent Expert in these international forums and major events;
  • Reiterat[ed] its requests to the Independent Expert to consolidate and consider the outputs from all the regional consultations on the proposed draft declaration on the right of peoples and individuals to international solidarity, to submit to the Human Rights Council, at its thirty-second session, a report on those consultations, and to submit to the Council and the General Assembly, before the end of her second term, a revised draft declaration;
  • Request[ed] all States, United Nations agencies, other relevant international organizations and non-governmental organizations to participate in, cooperate with and contribute to the regional consultations on the proposed draft declaration on the right of peoples and individuals to international solidarity, which the Independent Expert has been mandated to convene by the Human Rights Council, and to provide input in that regard;
  • Reiterat[ed] its request to the Independent Expert to take into account the outcomes of all major United Nations and other global summits and ministerial meetings in the economic, social and climate fields and to seek views and contributions from Governments, United Nations agencies, other relevant international organizations and nongovernmental organizations in the discharge of her mandate;

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CH-1211 Geneva 10
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E-mail: iesolidarity@ohchr.org