20 July 2018
Item 74 (a) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of human rights:
implementation of human rights instruments
Seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights: reaffirming and strengthening the
prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment**
Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General
Assembly the interim report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Nils Melzer, submitted in accordance
with General Assembly resolution 72/163.
** The present document was submitted late to the conference services without the explanation
required under paragraph 8 of General Assembly resolution 53/208 B.