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17 Apr 2015 description
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GA/11634
Sixty-ninth Session, 85th Meeting (AM) General Assembly Meetings Coverage

Speakers Urge Honest and Critical Review Process

Acclaiming peacebuilding as central to the international community’s collective efforts to build sustained international stability, speakers at the General Assembly today urged the ongoing review of the topic to explore ways of maximizing the potential of the Peacebuilding Commission.

13 Apr 2015 description

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 eighth session of the Commission, held from 1 January to 31 December 2014.

19 Mar 2015 description
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En application de la résolution 57/306 de l’Assemblée générale, le présent rapport contient des données concernant des allégations d’exploitation et de violence sexuelles dans le système des Nations Unies pour la période allant du 1 er janvier au1 décembre 2014 , ainsi que des informations sur les mesures actuellement prises pour renforcer la riposte de l’Organisation à l’exploitation et aux abus sexuels en matière de prévention, d’application effective des dispositions et de réparation.

18 Mar 2015 description
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IHA/1361

Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 9th Plenary Meeting (Night)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

SENDAI, JAPAN, 18 March — Death and destruction from earthquakes, extreme weather and other hazards around the world would be decreased significantly by 2030 according to goals set today by countries meeting at the Third World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, which closed this evening in Sendai, Japan.

17 Mar 2015 description
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Sixty-ninth session Agenda item 137 Human resources management

Summary

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 57/306, the present report provides data on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the United Nations system for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2014 and information on measures being taken to strengthen the Organization’s response to sexual exploitation and abuse in the areas of prevention, enforcement and remedial action.

I. Introduction

17 Mar 2015 description
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IHA/1360

Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Ministerial Round Table (PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

SENDAI, JAPAN, 17 March - Public investment had substantial strategic, operational and tactical benefits for disaster risk reduction, as it could increase resilience, save lives and accelerate recovery of devastated homes, institutions and infrastructure, the Sendai World Conference heard today during its fifth and final ministerial round table.

16 Mar 2015 description
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Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Ministerial Round Tables (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

SENDAI, JAPAN, 16 March — Speakers in Sendai today called for a paradigm shift to avert the calamitous effects of disasters from a top-down approach to a bottom-up approach that drew on contributions from local leaders and communities, districts and villages, during a discussion titled “Governing Disaster Risk: Overcoming Challenges”.

15 Mar 2015 description
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IHA/1357

Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Ministerial Round Tables (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

SENDAI, JAPAN, 15 March — Building back better after earthquakes, cyclones and other destructive forces and international cooperation in reducing harm from future crises were the focus of high-level discussions today in Sendai, Japan, as the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction continued.

19 Feb 2015 description
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GA/PK/221
Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations,
241st & 242nd Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Continuing its 2015 session today, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations tackled a plethora of peacekeeping concerns from the use of new technology and civilian protection mandates to pre-deployment planning and training to troop reimbursement rates.

18 Feb 2015 description
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GA/PK/219

Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, 239th & 240th Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Over the past year, the United Nations’ 120,000 peacekeepers had carried out their work in “highly fragile” conditions — from asymmetric attacks in Mali to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa — laying bare the need for the Organization’s flagship enterprise to be adequately equipped for changing security realities, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations heard today, as it opened its 2015 session.

18 Feb 2015 description
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AG/PK/219

Session de fond de 2015, 239e & 240e séances – matin & après-midi
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

02 Jan 2015 description
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GA/11609
Highlights
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PRESS RELEASE

Secretary-General Calls Sixty-ninth Session ‘Most Consequential for a Generation’ as Multiple Crises Test United Nations Charter

25 Dec 2014 description
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GA/11605

Sixty-ninth session,
75th Meeting (AM ) GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Resolution on Assistance to Palestinian People Adopted without Vote

16 Dec 2014 description
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Sixty-ninth session
Agenda item 124
Global health and foreign policy

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Liberia, Monaco, Norway, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United States of America, Uruguay and Zambia: draft resolution

The General Assembly,

13 Dec 2014 description
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GA/11602

Sixty-ninth session, 70th & 71st Meetings (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Five Additional Resolutions Adopted Address Humanitarian Assistance, Landlocked Developing Countries Programme of Action

The General Assembly today adopted, without a vote, six resolutions covering humanitarian assistance, the Programme of Action for landlocked developing countries and the role of diamonds in conflict.

12 Dec 2014 description
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GA/11601

Sixty-ninth session , 69th Meeting (PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Co-Sponsored by 170 Member States, International Day of Yoga Text Also Adopted Before commencing discussions on strengthening global coordination in humanitarian assistance and relief, the General Assembly adopted without a vote two resolutions today, with one commemorating 21 June as the International Day of Yoga and the other aimed at fortifying the role of the United Nations in guiding global health and foreign policy.

26 Nov 2014 description
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Sixty-ninth session
Third Committee
Agenda item 105
Crime prevention and criminal justice

Note by the Secretariat

By its resolution 2014/18 of 16 July 2014, the Economic and Social Council recommended to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution:

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

15 Nov 2014 description
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GA/11585

Sixty-ninth session,
51st Meeting (AM)

While Throwing United Support behind Green Goals, Delegates Criticize Oral Amendment Adding Nearly $500,000 for One Post

The General Assembly today adopted by consensus a text on Accelerated Modalities of Action for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), known as the SAMOA Pathway.

07 Nov 2014 description
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GA/SHC/4118
Sixty-ninth session,
42nd Meeting (PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Speakers Introduce Range of Draft Texts, Covering Country Reports, Missing Persons, Journalists, Corruption