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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As Sixth Committee Begins Debates on Administration of Justice, Charter Committee Delegates Urge Legal Remedy for Non-Staff with Work-Related Disputes

Concluding Discussions on Universal Jurisdiction, Speakers Warn against Risk of AbuseConcluding their debate on the scope and application of universal jurisdiction, and beginning consideration on the Organization’s internal justice system, as well as t…

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Peaceful Assembly, Refugee Protections, Well-being of Rights Defenders Under Siege, Experts Tell Third Committee, as High Commissioner Warns of ‘Credibility Crisis’

Freedom of peaceful assembly, global refugee protections, women’s civil liberties and the well-being of human-rights defenders are values under siege, United Nations experts told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as delegat…

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Third Committee Opens Debate on Promotion of Human Rights, with Experts Urging Governments to Honour Treaty Obligations, Delegates Calling for Objectivity

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) opened its debate on human rights today, holding a series of dialogues with United Nations experts — on topics ranging from the rights of migrants and safety of journalists, to the prevention of t…

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Sixth Committee (Legal)

Unable to Adopt Work Programme Due to Ongoing Issues, Speakers Urge that Diplomacy Prevail, Tradition of Consensus UpheldImplementation of the rule of law principle on the international level — particularly in the area of conflict resolution — was…

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