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04 Feb 2016 description

PBC/111

Organizational Committee 1st Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission must take forward the outcomes of the latest reviews on peace operations, and link its work to implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, that body’s new Chair said today, at the opening of its 2016 session.

23 Jan 2016 description
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AG/11755

Soixante-dixième session,
83e séance plénière - matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

L’Assemblée générale a réaffirmé, aujourd’hui, son engagement « ferme » et « constant » au Système de certification international du Processus de Kimberley et à l’ensemble de ce Processus qui a pour objectif premier d’exclure du commerce légitime les « diamants de la guerre ».

23 Jan 2016 description
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GA/11755

Seventieth Session,
83rd Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Initiative to Ensure Gemstones Catalyse Development, Not Civil War, Says Botswana Precious gemstones were meant for development, not catalysing civil war, the General Assembly heard today as it adopted a resolution recognizing the devastating human impact of conflicts fuelled by the trade in illicit diamonds, while reaffirming support for the Kimberley Process initiative aimed at halting their flow into legitimate markets.

30 Dec 2015 description
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GA/11749

Seventieth Session, Highlights

Avoid Temptation to Fall into ‘Declarationist Nominalism’, Cautions Pope Francis, Joining Other World Leaders in Hailing Post-2015 Framework

28 Dec 2015 description
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GA/11747

Seventieth Session
82nd Meeting (PM & Night)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

It Also Takes Action on Outstanding Drafts Submitted by Other Main Committees

Upon the recommendation of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly tonight approved a budget of $5.4 billion for the 2016-2017 biennium as it concluded the main part of its seventieth session.

23 Dec 2015 description
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GA/11746

Seventieth Session,
81st Meeting (PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Draft Decision on Movements of Refugees, Migrants Passed in Direct Plenary Action

The General Assembly today adopted 43 draft resolutions and five draft decisions on a plethora of issues relating to sustainable development, information and communication technologies, and countries in special situations.

21 Dec 2015 description
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AG/11745

Soixante-dixième session,
80e séance – après-midi
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

L’Assemblée générale a adopté, aujourd’hui, 57 résolutions, dont 17 par vote, et 7 décisions du rapport de sa Troisième Commission, chargée des questions sociales, humanitaires et culturelles, prenant note, en particulier, du rapport* annuel du Conseil des droits de l’homme.

18 Dec 2015 description
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GA/11745

Seventieth Session,
80th Meeting (PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Delegates See Four Actions Postponed Due to Possible Programme Budget Implications

Acting on the recommendation of its Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), the General Assembly adopted 57 draft resolutions and seven draft decisions today, tackling a wide range of issues from the global refugee crisis to the rights of the child, as well as human rights defenders and country-specific human rights situations.

14 Dec 2015 description
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AG/EF/3443

Soixante-dixième session,
35e séance – après-midi
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Elle décide également d’entamer les débats sur la revitalisation de ses travaux dès le début de l’année prochaine

La Commission économique et financière (Deuxième Commission) a, cet après-midi, adopté sans vote 14 projets de résolution, entendu la présentation de deux projets de résolution dont l’un a été adopté. Elle a également adopté un projet de décision portant sur la revitalisation de ses travaux.

11 Dec 2015 description
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GA/11738

Seventieth Session, 71st & 72nd Meetings (AM & PM) GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS COVERAGE

Unanimously adopting five resolutions on humanitarian issues, and one resolution on countering violent extremism, the General Assembly today heard from more than two dozen speakers as the 193-member body debated the past, present and future of international assistance to persons in need.

11 Dec 2015 description
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GA/EF/3443

Seventieth Session,
35th Meeting (PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The General Assembly would reaffirm that climate change “is one of the greatest challenges of our time”, and express its “profound alarm” over a global rise in greenhouse gas emissions, by the terms of one of 14 draft texts approved today without a vote by the Second Committee (Economic and Financial).

05 Dec 2015 description
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GA/EF/3442
Seventieth Session,
34th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The General Assembly would underline the instrumental role of agricultural technology in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under the terms of a draft resolution approved by a recorded vote today by the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), which also took action by consensus on six other texts as well as a draft decision.

04 Dec 2015 description
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GA/11734 Seventieth Session, 66th Meeting (AM) GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS COVERAGE

Credential Committee Resolution Also Adopted without Vote

Confronting an increasingly polarized world where religious intolerance, discrimination, xenophobia, conflict and the emergence of new extremist ideologies abounded, the General Assembly today adopted, without a vote, two resolutions that stressed the advancement of a culture of peace and non-violence based on education, tolerance, dialogue and cooperation.

04 Dec 2015 description
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Summary

The present report provides an overview of the activities carried out by the main United Nations entities working in the areas of a culture of peace and interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace since the most recent consideration of the matter by the General Assembly. It concludes with areas where the United Nations system is expected to strengthen its capacity in order to tackle the increasingly complex challenges that the world is facing.

26 Nov 2015 description
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GA/SHC/4160

Seventieth Session,
54th & 55th Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAG

For the first time since 2009, delegates today requested a recorded vote on a draft resolution on the rights of the child, as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) sent a package of 13 texts to the General Assembly on a range of issues, from preventing violence and women migrant workers to involving youth in paving a way to a sustainable future.

26 Nov 2015 description
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GA/SHC/4161

Seventieth Session,
56th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Culminating a session that saw intense debate on a range of issues, from the rights of the child to States’ responsibilities to protect refugees, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its work today, approving a draft resolution on human rights defenders, which will be included in a package of 62 texts expected to be taken up by the General Assembly in December.

24 Nov 2015 description
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GA/11731

Seventieth Session,
61st & 62nd Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The world was just one major provocation in Jerusalem away from a descent into an unprecedented religious war, the General Assembly was told today as it took up the question of Palestine and heard the introduction of four draft resolutions on that matter.

22 Nov 2015 description
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GA/11729

Seventieth Session, 59th & 60th Meetings (AM & PM)

A comprehensive new approach requiring the efforts of the entire international community was needed to tackle the dramatic and unprecedented refugee crisis in the Mediterranean basin, the General Assembly heard today, as it held a day-long debate on the subject, with a particular focus on the plight of Syrian asylum seekers.

21 Nov 2015 description

SG/SM/17344-GA/11730-REF/1221

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly meeting on the global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basin with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers, in New York today:

I thank the General Assembly President for convening this important meeting.

A record 60 million people have been forced from their homes. Tragedies are multiplying — especially for the Syrian people.

21 Nov 2015 description
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AG/SHC/4158

Soixante-dixième session,
52e séance – matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRAL

La Troisième Commission, chargée des questions sociales, humanitaires et culturelles, alarmée par la vague récente d’attentats terroristes dans le monde, a adopté ce matin, par consensus, un projet de résolution* consacré à la protection des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales dans la lutte antiterroriste, et huit autres textes sur divers points à son ordre du jour.