Third Committee Experts Tackle Privacy Rights around Sensitive Health Data, Reparations for Racism, as Delegates Explore Issues of Consent, Compliance

Guiding Principles Offer Global Standard for Addressing Adverse Human Rights Effects from Business Activities, Working Group Member SaysUnited Nations mandate holders tackled a range of issues today, from the privacy rights implications of collect…

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Delegates Call for Multilateralism, Closing Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth, as Second Committee Debates Globalization, Interdependence

With unilateralism, protectionism and inequalities casting a shadow on globalization, delegates underscored the importance of opening up trade and closing the digital divide in boosting economic growth, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financ…

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Delegates Begin Text-Based Deliberations for First-Ever Treaty on Managing Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction Areas, at Start of Conference Session

The process of drafting the first-ever treaty addressing marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction entered a new phase today as Member States began text-based deliberations, with a view to reaching an agreement by the first half of 2020…

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Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Takes Up Quadrennial Reports, Sets June Date for Submitting Its Report, Concluding Resumed Session

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today suspended its 2019 resumed session pending one final day of work next month when its report to the Economic and Social Council will be finalized for adoption.Delegates approved 20 to 29 Ja…

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Arms Control and International Security: Nuclear Technical Cooperation: Benefits from the Nonproliferation Regime for the Developing World

Distinguished Co-Chairs, Excellencies, and ladies and gentlemen, the United States is pleased to attend this conference, for as we all approach the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT…

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Fourth Committee Approves Text on Effects of Atomic Radiation, while Rejecting Proposed Amendments to Scientific Body’s Membership Criteria

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved a draft resolution on the effects of atomic radiation without a vote today, while voting to reject proposed amendments to its provisions on criteria for joining the United Nation…

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Delegates Say New Marine Biodiversity Treaty Must Respect Jurisdiction of Coastal States over Their Continental Shelf, as Intergovernmental Conference Continues

The intergovernmental conference to draft the first‑ever treaty to conserve and protect marine diversity on the high seas concluded its general discussions today before moving to informal negotiations on the text, with speakers calling for a univ…

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Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity

Note: A complete summary of today’s meetings will be available after their conclusion.General Exchange of Views

The representative of Indonesia, associating himself with the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, said mari…

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