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The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.All right, good afternoon, everyone, and happy United Nations Day!
Today is UN Day, which marks the annivers…Read More
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…Read More
Note: The following is a partial summary of today’s Third Committee meetings. The full summary of the Third Committee meetings will be available later today.Background
The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) met today to continue its deba…Read More
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary‑General.Good afternoon everyone.
**Democratic Republic of the Congo
I have the following statement attributable to the …Read More