Linking UN resolutions to on-the-ground implementation and advocacy?

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution earlier this year, during its 28th session, on Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. In the resolution, the Human Rights Council urges states to remove a variety of barriers that prevent birth registration, and to take positive steps to raise awareness and build efficient administrative systems.

This resolution builds on documents such as the Human Rights Council’s Resolution 22/7 from 2013 , requesting the Office of the High Commission of Human Rights to prepare a report on birth registration, including barriers and good practices.

How have resolutions like these affected your legal empowerment programs on the ground? How have you made use of these instruments for program design or implementation?

Have you referenced these kinds of documents in local or national advocacy? What insights have you discovered on when UN-level documents are most useful or relevant?

Is there anything the global community could do to better facilitate use of these evolving norms in realizing citizenship rights in practice?

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