23 Mar 2018
Resolution 37/26 (Prevention of Genocide) A/RES/37/26
The HRC reaffirmed its full support for the mandate of the Special Adviser to the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide. The HRC further encouraged states to consider the appointment of focal points on the prevention of genocide, who could cooperate and exchange information and best practices among themselves and with the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, relevant United Nations bodies and with regional and sub-regional mechanisms. The HRC also urged all states to implement accepted universal periodic review recommendations related to the prevention of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and requested the Office of the High Commissioner to prepare a summary report on the high-level panel discussion and to submit it to the HRC at its fortieth session. The resolution was adopted without a vote. The resolution "reiterates the responsibility of each individual State to protect its population from genocide, which entails the prevention of such a crime, including incitement to it, through appropriate and necessary means."