Economic and Social Council Adopts Texts on Harmful Impact of Israeli Occupation, Rise in Opioid Overdose Deaths, Other Subjects, as Management Segment Begins

The Economic and Social Council today adopted decisions and resolutions on issues ranging from a rise in opioid overdose deaths to the social and economic consequences of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian and Syrian lands, as it continued its 2019 Coo…

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Beginning Coordination, Management Segment, Economic and Social Council Adopts Texts on Social Development, Gender, Non-Governmental Organizations

Commencing its 2019 Management Segment, the Economic and Social Council today adopted seven resolutions and six draft decisions and took up several reports on various topics, including one draft decision it adopted by a recorded vote.The decision title…

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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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Text adopted – Cameroon – P8_TA-PROV(2019)0423 – Thursday, 18 April 2019 – Strasbourg – Provisional edition

The European Parliament,
–  having regard to the statement of 7 March 2019 by the Chair of its Subcommittee on Human Rights, Antonio Panzeri, on the situation in Cameroon,
–  having regard to the declaration of 5 March 2019 by the V…

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MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Cameroon – B8-0245/2019

B8‑0245/2019

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Cameroon

(2019/2692(RSP))

The European Parliament,

– having regard to statements by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / V…

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Text adopted – Human rights in the world 2012 and EU policy on the matter – P7_TA(2013)0575 – Wednesday, 11 December 2013 – Strasbourg – Final edition

The European Parliament,
–  having regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other UN human rights treaties and instruments,
–  having regard to the United Nations Millennium Declaration of 8 Septemb…

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World Leaders Adopt First-Ever Global Compact on Migration, Outlining Framework to Protect Millions of Migrants, Support Countries Accommodating Them

MARRAKECH, 10 December – World leaders adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration today, laying out the first-ever global cooperation framework for sharing responsibility to protect the world’s 258 million people on t…

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Mercenaries, Private Military Contractors Can Destabilize Rule of Law, Expert Tells Third Committee, amid Calls to End Racism, Respect Migrant Rights

Mercenaries and private military companies can violently destabilize a country, rendering it helpless and ineffective, the mandate holder tasked with monitoring those activities told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today as dele…

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Relativist Claims on Culture Do Not Absolve States from Human Rights Obligations, Third Committee Expert Says as Delegates Denounce Country-Specific Mandates

So-called “sensitivities” and relativist arguments invoking culture do not absolve States from their human rights obligations, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultura…

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World Altered by ‘Neoliberal’ Outsourcing of Public Services to Private Sector, Third Committee Experts Stress, Amid Calls for Better Rights Protection

The world has been fundamentally reordered by widespread neoliberal economics that has privatized basic public goods — social protections, education, pensions and criminal justice among them — with often disastrous impacts on the human righ…

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General Assembly: Third Committee

Note: Following is a partial summary of today’s meetings of the General Assembly Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural). A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available later today, following the conclusion of the …

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Illicit Drug Flows, Organized Crime Grow as Terrorism Spreads across Borders, Third Committee Delegates Stress amid Calls for Stronger Justice Systems

As terrorism becomes more intertwined with organized crime, human trafficking and corruption, no border of the world is untouched by the illicit drug trade, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today during their annua…

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