Non-Governmental Organisations

OING Conf (2008) REC 1

Recommendation of the Conference of INGOs
to Council of Europe member states

on the adoption of the Guiding Principles on
“Extreme poverty and human rights: the rights of the poor”
by the United Nations Human Rights Council

The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, meeting in Strasbourg on 25 June 2008,

    1. Welcomes the draft Guiding Principles on “Extreme poverty and human rights: the rights of the poor” of the United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, which were drawn up in consultation with people living in poverty and are therefore a particularly appropriate tool for increasing the effectiveness of governments’ efforts to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide;

    2. Encourages Council of Europe member states to take part in the consultation process on the Guiding Principles being conducted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights until February 2009;

    3. Urges Council of Europe member states to work to bring about the adoption of the Guiding Principles by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2009.