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24 Mar 2017 description
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GA/11898
23 March 2017

General Assembly
Seventy-first Session, High-Level Sustainable Development Goals Event, AM & PM Meetings

Equity, innovation and investment must steer the global drive to build climate-resilient societies and economies powered by clean engines of growth, speakers today told the General Assembly’s high-level Sustainable Development Goal action event.

21 Mar 2017 description
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GA/11895

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-first Session, 72nd Meeting (AM)
21 March 2017

The General Assembly commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today with a debate that focused on racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration, in which speakers underscored the responsibility of States to address a scourge seen to be on the rise worldwide.

11 Mar 2017 description
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GA/11894

General Assembly
Plenary
Seventy-first Session, 71st Meeting (PM)

The General Assembly today adopted a resolution committed to a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse throughout the United Nations, stressing the importance of States holding perpetrators accountable.

01 Mar 2017 description
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Seguimiento de los resultados de la Cumbre del Milenio

Nota del Secretario General

El Secretario General tiene el honor de transmitir a la Asamblea General el informe de su Representante Especial sobre la Migración, Peter Sutherland, que ocupa el cargo desde hace más de 11 años. El informe incluye un programa de acción innovador y 16 recomendaciones para gestionar mejor la migración mediante la cooperación internacional.

01 Mar 2017 description
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Suite donnée aux textes issus du Sommet du Millénaire

Note du Secrétaire général

Le Secrétaire général a l’honneur de transmettre à l’Assemblée générale le rapport de son Représentant spécial pour les migrations, Peter Sutherland, qui occupe cette fonction depuis plus de 11 ans. Le rapport contient un programme d’action tourné vers l’avenir, ainsi que 16 recommandations visant à améliorer la gestion des migrations dans le cadre de la coopération internationale.

01 Mar 2017 description
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Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of his Special Representative on Migration, Peter Sutherland, who has served in this role for more than 11 years. The report includes a forward-looking agenda for action and offers 16 recommendations for improving the management of migration through international cooperation.

23 Feb 2017 description
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GA/PK/229

Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

251st & 252nd Meetings (AM & PM)

The ever-changing international peace and security landscape amid increasing demand for peacekeeping missions called for more robust partnerships, bolstered intelligence sharing, adequate resources and more women in leadership roles, delegates told the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations today.

22 Feb 2017 description
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AG/PK/227

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COMITÉ SPÉCIAL DES OPÉRATIONS DE MAINTIEN DE LA PAIX, 249E & 250E SÉANCES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI

Le Comité spécial des opérations de maintien de la paix a commencé sa session annuelle*, aujourd’hui, par un débat général au cours duquel de nombreuses délégations ont fait part de leur impatience devant le rythme de la mise en œuvre du Rapport du Groupe indépendant de haut niveau chargé d’étudier les opérations de paix publié en 2015 et des recommandations du Secrétaire général qui ont suivi la même année.

22 Feb 2017 description
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GA/PK/227

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, 249TH & 250TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

The United Nations must be more flexible, nimble and pragmatic in creating and managing peacekeeping operations in order to better prevent conflict and protect civilians in an increasingly complex world, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations heard today as it opened its 2017 substantive session.

18 Feb 2017 description
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GA/11889

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES (AM & PM)

Despite gains to end enforced disappearance and redress its harrowing legacy on families worldwide, the number of cases of one of the most egregious human rights violations was on the rise, parties to the Convention on the matter told the General Assembly today, urging universal ratification of the instrument.

06 Feb 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/180 and Security Council resolution 1645 (2005), in which the Peacebuilding Commission was requested to submit an annual report to the General Assembly for an annual debate and review. The report will also be submitted to the Council, pursuant to its resolution 1646 (2005), for an annual debate. The report covers the tenth session of the Commission, held from 1 January to 31 December 2016.

03 Feb 2017 description
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GA/11887
2 FEBRUARY 2017

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY

SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 69TH MEETING (AM)

Texts on oceans conference, disaster risk reduction among other items passed

The General Assembly reaffirmed its strong commitment today to the Kimberley Process and its certification scheme, an international initiative launched by the United Nations in 2003 to break the link between rough diamond purchases and armed conflict.

01 Feb 2017 description
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AG/11886
25 JANVIER 2017

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE PLÉNIÈRE
SOIXANTE ET ONZIÈME SESSION MATIN

L’Assemblée générale a achevé aujourd’hui son débat de deux jours sur les synergies entre le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 et le maintien de la paix, au cours duquel quelque 80 intervenants ont voulu graver dans les esprits le cercle vertueux: pas de développement durable sans paix et pas de paix sans développement durable.

26 Jan 2017 description
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GA/11886
25 January 2017

The General Assembly concluded its high-level dialogue on sustainable development and sustaining peace today with its President underscoring the need to take the debate beyond the halls of the United Nations while reforming the Organization with the active support of its Member States.

29 Dec 2016 description
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GA/11883

Secretary-General, Other World Leaders Sound Alarm over Deepening Rifts among Peoples, Urging Greater Solidarity, Partnership

Beginning its work against the backdrop of an expanding global refugee crisis, deepening political divisions and a spate of terror attacks across the globe, the General Assembly’s seventy-first session convened a record number of topical meetings, while also embarking on the daily business of implementing the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Following a contentious discussion, the General Assembly adopted two draft resolutions, on the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, and cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), respectively.

Both resolutions were adopted by recorded vote, with several delegates disputing specific paragraphs and asking for separate votes on each.