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Human Rights Council adopts the Guiding Principles on extreme poverty and human rights, by consensus

The Guiding Principles seek to provide for the first time a global standard in the fight against extreme poverty, focusing on the rights of people living in poverty...This is a practical tool for policy makers which will guide States in designing their public policies, particularly their poverty eradication efforts, based on a human rights approach

The Human Rights Council will now forward the Guiding Principles to the General Assembly for its consideration.



Press release from the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, urging States to embrace the Principles:

The Guiding Principles are available in EnglishSpanishFrenchChineseRussian and Arabic.


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Published Oct. 10, 2012 10:33 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:16 PM