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A/HRC/51/10: Local government and human rights - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


22 July 2022

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In the present report, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights focuses on the role of local government and the opportunities and challenges it faces in the promotion and protection of human rights, including in relation to the right to equality and non-discrimination and the protection of persons in vulnerable and marginalized situations. The report highlights promising practices and the challenges faced by local governments in promoting and protecting human rights and ensuring no one is left behind, and puts forward recommendations for central and local authorities in that regard. It also identifies possible elements of principles guiding local and national governments in the protection and promotion of human rights.