Report on the human rights and cultural diversity resolution to Secretary General 2013
Report on the human rights and cultural diversity resolution is submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to its resolution 66/154 on human rights and cultural diversity in paragraph 19 of which it requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report on the implementation of the resolution, including efforts undertaken at the national, regional and international levels regarding the recognition and importance of cultural diversity among all peoples and nations in the world and taking into account the views of Member States, relevant United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations. The Secretary-General was requested to submit the report to the Assembly at its sixty-eighth session.
Following the General Assembly’s request, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights invited States, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations to submit written information on efforts undertaken in that regard. The report provides a summary of the submissions received. The information from Governments focuses on measures taken within the State to promote cultural diversity and to protect and ensure access to cultural heritage.