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Within the United Nations, Luxembourg’s action is undertaken with the aim of achieving Agenda 2030’s sustainable development goals. As part of its mandate at the Human Rights Council 2022-2024, Luxembourg is committed to a human rights-based approach to international development.

The theme of human rights was also addressed at the “Assises de la Coopération” held on 14 and 15
December, which was a flagship conference bringing together all those involved in Luxembourg’s development cooperation. This reflects the strong desire on the part of the Luxembourg Development Cooperation to invest more in promoting and protecting human rights, as recognised in numerous international treaties and conventions, in the countries where it has a presence. This choice also stems from the fact that efforts to protect the poorest are still insufficient on the international stage. The two round tables were an opportunity to exchange views on the challenges and perspectives of advancing the human rights agenda, with, among others, participants from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Front Line Defenders (FLD) and the NGO Action Solidarité Tiers Monde (ASTM) and its partners such as the Peace and Development Group in the Philippines.