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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Third Committee Delegates Applaud Gains in Children’s Access to Health Care, Legal Protections, while Decrying Deadly Impact of Conflict on Their Development

Dark Reality of War Shapes How Young People Imagine Themselves, Afghanistan’s Representative SaysDelegates highlighted improvements in children’s access to health care and vaccination coverage, while also underscoring the importance of young peopl…

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Delegates Call for Critical Financial Support to Combat Terrorist Groups, as Sixth Committee Continues Debate on Eliminating Global Menace

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of measures to eliminate international terrorism, delegates called for more funding for counter-terrorism efforts, as well as increased cooperation in tackling and stopping the legal and illega…

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Unprecedented Impacts of Climate Change Disproportionately Burdening Developing Countries, Delegate Stresses, as Second Committee Concludes General Debate

Describing climate change as one of the greatest threats facing humanity in their time, delegates urged the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve forests, monitor water sources and honour pledges made in the Paris Agreeme…

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Delegates Decry Gender-Based Violence, Call for Better Measures to Protect Rural, Migrant Women, as Third Committee Continues Debate on Achieving Equal Rights

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without gender equality and a meaningful enhancement in women’s political participation, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today as it continued its debate on the advanceme…

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Women-Led, Locally Owned Peace Processes Key to Preventing Conflict Across Africa, Speakers Tell Security Council, Stressing Important Role of Regional Partners

Support from the United Nations and its regional partners in Africa is crucial to addressing the root causes of conflict and galvanizing locally-owned, women-led peace efforts, the Security Council heard today during a far-reaching debate on the role o…

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Third Committee Delegates Call for Robust Cooperation to Disrupt Global Drug Syndicates, Fight $1.5 Trillion Cybercrime Market as New Threats Emerge

The proliferation of new technology complicates the fight against transnational organized crime, especially illicit drug trafficking and cybercrime, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today during their annual debate…

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