Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary‑General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.**Iraq

Good afternoon to you all.  Let’s start at the beginning.  Turning to Iraq, the Secretary‑General says he i…

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Reliable Funding for Peace Operations, Capacity-Building Needed to Support Growing Partnership between United Nations, African Union, Speakers Tell Security Council

Briefers and delegations welcomed a growing strategic partnership between the African Union and the United Nations in matters of peace and security at the Security Council today, while calling for measures to bolster the effectiveness of that cooperati…

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Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)

Note: Following is a partial summary of statements made today to the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural). A complete summary will be issued later as Press Release GA/SHC/4277.Background

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian an…

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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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Third Committee Experts Warn against Flouting International Norms, as Delegates Consider Human Rights in Iran, Somalia, Palestinian Territories

Burundi’s Representative Calls Commission Report Biased, Politically MotivatedSpecial Rapporteurs presenting country‑specific reports warned of Governments wilfully flouting international norms on such issues as the detention of children and the holdin…

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Fourth Committee Approves Draft Resolution Urging States to Help Victims, as It Concludes General Debate on Assistance in Mine Action

Egypt Points out Ottawa Convention’s Failure to Mention Responsibility for Wartime Planting of Explosive Remnants at El AlameinThe Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved a draft resolution today, by which the General Assembly …

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