Sixth Committee Speakers Debate Scope for Draft Texts on Protection of Environment in Armed Conflict, as International Law Commission Review Continues

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded consideration of Cluster II from the International Law Commission’s Report, delegates expressed varying opinions about the draft principles on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts”, with…

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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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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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