It has been several months since the Human Rights Council convened to convey strength in the bond forged with the drawing of the Charter of the United Nations 70 years ago.

In this day and age, the pledge to uphold the promise given by the charter has once more been threatened by an increase in extremism. International human rights law as a fundamental and decisive framework cannot be broken down, and therefore must be fully observed.

Nowadays, there has been an overwhelming escalation in human rights abuses around the world. These abuses, as specific as they may seem, should not be taken lightly; whether these systematic neglections concern terrorism, foreign occupation, religious intolerance, sexual violence or war crimes, we should not forget that the principles of the Charter of the UN protects and disenfranchises them all.

The Geneva Centre renews its call upon governments to continue supporting the Office of the High Commissioner in order to strengthen the ties and cooperation to ensure the appropriate implementation of the Post-2015 UN development agenda.

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