1995/63. Advisory services to El Salvador
in the field of human rights

The Commission on Human Rights,

Guided by the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenants on Human Rights,

Recalling its resolution 1994/62 of 3 March 1994,

Noting with satisfaction the report of the Independent Expert, Mr. Pedro Nikken (E/CN.4/1995/88),

Congratulating the Government and people of El Salvador on the significant progress made in the human rights situation in the country and thanking the United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL) for its important contribution to that process,

Emphasizing the work done in El Salvador by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as well as by the friendly countries Colombia, Mexico, Spain, the United States of America and Venezuela,

Recalling that international cooperation in the field of human rights is one of the purposes of the Charter of the United Nations,

Bearing in mind the progress of the peace process in El Salvador and its positive consequences for the strengthening of democracy and the enjoyment of human rights,

Considering the content of the report of the Independent Expert, in which he states that in El Salvador the necessary conditions exist to embark on a new era of cooperation and technical assistance and that such cooperation and assistance should be provided to El Salvador,

Bearing in mind the cooperation programmes for El Salvador being conducted by other United Nations bodies,

Welcomes the request of the Government of El Salvador for technical assistance and advisory services in the field of human rights from the Centre for Human Rights,

1. Commends the Independent Expert for his work in carrying out his mandate;

2. Welcomes the proposal of the Independent Expert for the conclusion of a technical cooperation agreement between the Government of El Salvador and the Centre for Human Rights and invites them to conclude such an agreement;

3. Urges the Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights to support the technical cooperation programme agreed upon by the Centre for Human Rights and the Government of El Salvador;

4. Requests the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in accordance with the mandate given him by General Assembly resolution 48/141 of 20 December 1993, to facilitate the implementation of the technical cooperation agreement in close contact with the Government of El Salvador;

5. Decides to conclude consideration of this matter.
59th meeting
7 March 1995
[Adopted without a vote. See Chap. XXI. E/CN.4/1995/176]


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