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Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (A/69/212)

The present report is submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to its resolution 68/147 on the rights of the child, in which it requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to submit a report to the Assembly on the activities undertaken in discharging her mandate and on the progress achieved in advancing the children and armed conflict agenda.

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Samoa Pathway: Draft outcome document of the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (A/CONF.223/3)

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, for consideration and adoption, the draft outcome document of the Conference as approved by its Preparatory Committee at the 3rd resumed meeting of its final meeting, on 11 July 2014 (see annex).

Annex

Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (Samoa Pathway)

Preamble

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La Conférence de Samoa adopte « la Voie à suivre » et annonce 75 nouveaux partenariats « authentiques et durables » pour soutenir les efforts de développement durable des petits États insulaires

DEV/3112

Petits États insulaires en développement
Troisième Conférence internationale
7e & 8e séances plénières
matin & après-midi

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Reaffirming commitment to small island developing states, global leaders adopt historic text in Samoa pledging action on sustainable development

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Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

7th & 8th Plenary Meetings (AM & PM)

‘ Samoa Pathway’ Document Calls for Building Resilience, Increased Partnerships

Renewing commitment to the sustainable development of small island developing States (SIDS), world leaders today agreed on a landmark action plan at the conclusion of the United Nations Third International Conference on those nations held in Apia, Samoa.

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Ocean stewardship critical to protecting ecosystems, safeguarding world’s food supply, delegates say at conference on Small Island Developing States

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Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
5th & 6th Plenary Meetings (AM & PM)

APIA, 3 September — Proper management of the world’s vast oceans — the lifeline of the planet — and its rich marine life was vital to end degradation of ecosystems, stem biodiversity loss and ensure the world’s food supply, delegates warned as the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States continued today.

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Successful Partnerships Vital to Addressing Challenges of Small Island Developing States, Speakers Say on Day 2 of International Conference

DEV/3110

Forum Must Spur Global Action to Generate Financing, Technology
To Overcome Obstacles, United Nations Development Programme Administrator Says

(Received from a UN Information Officer.)

APIA, 2 September — The critical importance of partnerships, financing, trade, capacity-building and technology to address severe challenges facing small island developing States were highlighted today in Samoa as world leaders met on the second day of the Third International Conference on those nations.

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Fulfilling our collective responsibility: international assistance and the responsibility to protect - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/947–S/2014/449)

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The present report outlines the ways in which national, regional and international actors can assist States in fulfilling their responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. It responds to the decision by the General Assembly in its resolution 63/308 to continue consideration of the responsibility to protect, in the light of its endorsement by States in paragraphs 138 to 140 of the 2005 World Summit Outcome.

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General Assembly adopts text encouraging states, organizations to bolster mediation efforts for peacefully solving disputes

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
105th Meeting (AM)
GA/11537

Delegates Also Agree to Convene 2015 Meeting Addressing Information, Communications Technology Gap

Reiterating that all Member States should strictly adhere to their obligations under the United Nations Charter to peacefully settle disputes and prevent and resolve conflicts, the General Assembly today encouraged those States, the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations to bolster mediation as a tool towards that end.

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Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution (A/68/L.55)

Sixty-eighth session Agenda item 33 (b)
Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution

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Report of the Peacebuilding Commission on its seventh session (A/68/729–S/2014/67)

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 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 seventh session of the Commission, held from 1 January to 31 December 2013.

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General Assembly Adopts 24 Resolutions, 2 Decisions as It Takes Action on Reports of Fifth Committee

GA/11528

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
99th Meeting (Resumed*) (PM)

Delegates Welcome Key Text Raising
Troop Reimbursement Rates for First Time in Years

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Le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

Assemblée générale Soixante-huitième session Point 65 de l’ordre du jour Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité Soixante-neuvième année

I. Introduction

  1. Soumis en application de la résolution 2068 (2012), par laquelle le Conseil de sécurité m’a prié de continuer à lui présenter, tous les ans, des rapports sur l’application de ses résolutions et des déclarations de son président concernant les enfants et les conflits armés, le présent rapport couvre la période allant de janvier à décembre 2013.

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Los niños y los conflictos armados - Informe del Secretario General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

Asamblea General Sexagésimo octavo período de sesiones Tema 65 del programa Promoción y protección de los derechos del niño

Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo noveno año

I. Introducción

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Children and armed conflict - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

  1. The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2068 (2012), by which the Council requested me to continue to submit annual reports on the implementation of its resolutions and presidential statements on children and armed conflict.

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Keynote Speaker at Peacebuilding Commission’s First-Ever Annual Session Hails Organ’s Key Role in Post-Conflict Situations

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Peacebuilding Commission 2014 Annual Session 1st Meeting (AM & PM)

It’s Important to Restore Faith in State Legitimacy, Says Deputy Secretary-General

The Peacebuilding Commission had worked assiduously since 2005, not only as an intergovernmental body mobilizing financial and technical resources, but also providing advice and post-conflict recovery strategies, the keynote speaker at that body’s first-ever annual session said today.

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Improving Stockpile Management, Surplus Disposal Central to Combating Illicit Trade in Small Arms, Light Weapons, Meeting Told

DC/3507

New Fifth Biennial Meeting of States
on Illicit Trade in Small Arms
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

International cooperation and assistance in capacity-building and technology transfer were key to the implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to counter the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, delegates concurred as the fifth Biennial Meeting of States moved into day three of its session.

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Member States Condemn Abductions, Attacks in Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, as General Assembly Begins Review of Counter-Terrorism Strategy

GA/11522

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
94th & 95th Meetings (AM & PM)

As the General Assembly began its fourth review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy today, Member States condemned the recent terrorist attacks and the abduction of Turkish diplomats in Iraq, as well as the attacks in Nigeria and Pakistan, calling for a deepening of international cooperation and a full and balanced implementation of the Strategy’s four pillars.

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As General Assembly Reviews Implementation of Declaration on HIV/AIDS, Secretary-General Calls for Universal Access to Health Care

GA/11515

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
91st & 92nd Meetings (AM & PM)

Member States Also Adopt Text Creating Mandela Prize for Outstanding Achievement

Despite progress in the worldwide fight against HIV and AIDS, the international community should not let confidence turn to complacency, the United Nations Secretary-General warned the General Assembly today.

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Approving Draft Resolution, Fourth Committee Urges Implementation of Proposals by Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

GA/SPD/551

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
26th Meeting (AM)

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today recommended for adoption by the General Assembly a draft resolution that would urge Member States and the United Nations to implement measures identified by the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations.

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Evaluation of the implementation and results of protection of civilians mandates in United Nations peacekeeping operations - Report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (A/68/787)

“Peacekeeping missions with protection of civilians mandates focus on prevention and mitigation activities and force is almost never used to protect civilians under attack”

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