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The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 67/175.

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The present progress report should be read in conjunction with the report of the Independent Expert to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/24/38). Whereas the mandate calls for a broad analysis of obstacles to a democratic and equitable international order entailing a synthesis of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights, each report has limited focus. Progressively, the annual reports will address the vast scope of the mandate and offer implementable recommendations based on the pertinent resolutions. The present report explores constructive initiatives, for example, promotion of the right to peace, international cooperation, Security Council reform, enhanced participation of States and civil society in global decision-making, including through a World Parliamentary Assembly, and enforcement mechanisms.

Read the report at: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/IntOrder/A-68-284_en.pdf