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Mali: Technical assistance and capacity-building for Mali in the field of human rights (A/HRC/40/L.2)

Source: UN Human Rights Council Country: Mali
The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments, Recalling General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006, Recalling also its resolutions 5/1, on institution-building of the Human Rights Council, and 5/2, on the Code of Conduct for Special Procedures Mandate Holders of the Council, both of 18 June 2007, Recalling further its resolutions 20/17 of 6 July 2012, on the situation of human rights in Mali, 22/18 of 21 March 2013, in which it established the mandate of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, and 25/36 of 28 March 2014, 31/28 of 24 March 2016, 34/39 of 24 March 2017 and 37/39 of 23 March 2018, by which it extended the mandate of the Independent Expert, Reaffirming the primary responsibility of all States to promote, protect and fulfil the human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments to which they are party, Reaffirming also its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Mali, Deeply concerned about the deterioration in security conditions in Mali, especially the expansion of terrorist activities, the rise in violent extremism, the proliferation of small arms, drug trafficking and migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons and other forms of transnational organized criminal activities in the central and northern regions, as well as the intensification of intercommunal violence in the centre of Mali, Deeply concerned also about continued human rights violations and breaches, including abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law, the slow progress in the implementation of some relevant provisions of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and the difficulties in the redeployment of government services and the access of the population to basic social services, Remaining concerned about the food and humanitarian crisis faced by the populations affected by the conflict and about the insecurity which hinders humanitarian access, and condemning the attacks against humanitarian personnel, Noting with satisfaction that the Government of Mali has established a three-year emergency plan for the period 2018–2020 for the restoration of basic social services in two regions of the centre of the country, and calling upon the Government to implement the plan, Noting also with satisfaction the renewed commitment of the Government of Mali and the signatory groups to expeditiously fulfil their obligations under the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, including the measures provided for in Security Council resolution 2423 (2018) of 28 June 2018, Welcoming in this regard the signing on 15 October 2018 between the Government of Mali and the United Nations of the Pact for Peace in Mali, which commits the Malian parties to pursuing and accelerating the peace process in a more inclusive way, Welcoming the launch of an accelerated process of disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and integration for 1,600 combatants, and the establishment of 10 interim administrations at cercle level in Kidal, Ménaka, Timbuktu and Taoudéni regions

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