Council adopts resolution including references to security of tenure

The UN Human Rights Council adopted, in its 25th session, a resolution on adequate housing, including references to security of tenure, the topic of the Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik’s final thematic report, presented on March 10-11.

The resolution adopted by the Council welcomes the work of the Special Rapporteur and addresses a number of issues related to security of tenure, based on the Rapporteur’s guiding principles on security of tenure for the urban poor, presented in her last thematic report. It also renews the housing mandate for another three-year period.

Click here to read the text of the resolution (as orally revised and adopted by consensus).

The resolution was sponsored by 48 countries, and other 9 have subsequently declared their support. The full list of countries sponsoring the resolution will only be closed 14 days after the Council’s session. In this period, new countries may join as co-sponsors. See the list below.

Original co-sponsors (on L.18/Rev.1):

Austria, Belgium,* Benin, Bolivia (Plurinational State of),* Bosnia and Herzegovina,* Chile, Colombia,* Costa Rica, Croatia,* Cyprus,* Denmark,* Ecuador,* El Salvador,* Estonia, Finland,* France, Georgia,* Germany, Greece,* Guatemala,* Honduras,* Hungary,* Iceland,* Ireland, Italy, Latvia,* Lithuania,* Luxembourg,* Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands,* Norway,* Panama,* Paraguay,* Peru, Poland,* Portugal,* Romania, Senegal,* Serbia,* Slovakia,* Slovenia,* Spain,* Sweden,* Switzerland,* the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Uruguay,* Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Additional co-sponsors – as of now:

Brazil, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Andorra, Djibouti*, Haiti*, Republic of Moldova*, Saint Kitts and Nevis*, Thailand*, Tunisia*, Turkey*, Ukraine*.

*Non-member State of the Human Rights Council.

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