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Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction - Zero draft submitted by the Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee

Transmitted herewith is the zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, brought to the attention of the second session of the Preparatory Committee of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Geneva from 17 to 18 November 2014.

The present zero draft has been prepared by the co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee to serve as the basis for negotiations during the second session of the Preparatory Committee.

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Imploring States to Uproot Violence, Exploitation, Online Predators, Speakers Tell Third Committee Children Deserve Childhoods

GA/SHC/4105

Delegates Highlight Protecting Youngest Generation, Conclude Debate on Women’s Advancement

Sixty-ninth session,
16th, 17th & 18th Meetings (AM & PM)

Violence against society’s most vulnerable, in all its forms, needed to be uprooted and eradicated in order to pave a sure path towards sustainable development, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today as it continued its debate on the rights of children, and concluded its consideration of the advancement of women.

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Complacency Could Jeopardize Africa’s Development Gains, Fight against Malaria, General Assembly Warns, Also Urging Immediate Action to Combat Ebola

GA/11571

Sixty-ninth session,
26th & 27th Meeting (AM & PM)

Sounding a note of optimism about the progress of African development, the international community should guard against complacency that might lead to backsliding on gains already made, the General Assembly was told today as it debated the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) as well as the ongoing battle against malaria.

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World + 7 others
Resolute action to arrest global terrorism vies on world stage with effort to set transformative development agenda, as General Assembly concludes debate

GA/11566
Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
20th Meeting (AM)

Leaders had taken to the world stage since 24 September to spotlight hopes and gains, as well as profound concerns, at the start of a session that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said could be the “most consequential” in a generation.

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World + 13 others
Le Libéria et la Sierra Leone témoignent devant l’Assemblée générale de la lutte pour leur survie face à l’épidémie d’Ebola

AG/11565

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
17e, 18e & 19e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

Les États Membres entendent également les avertissements des dirigeants israélien et syrien

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World + 13 others
Widespread Indifference, Attempts to Create ‘Pseudo-Religious’ World Government Dominate Debate in General Assembly

GA/11565

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Countries at Epicentre of Ebola Crisis Discuss
Lack of Preparedness, Potential for Political Crisis

There was a danger of “widespread indifference” when a union of States was passive in the face of hostilities suffered by defenceless populations, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told the General Assembly on the penultimate day of its annual debate.

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Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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World + 23 others
Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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World + 18 others
Unparalleled Global Pressures Tempered in General Assembly Debate by Appeals to Forge Bonds with Neighbours, Mitigate Man-Made, Natural Disasters

GA/11564

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.

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World + 19 others
General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.

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World + 23 others
Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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World + 21 others
L’espoir étant peu visible à l’horizon », le débat général de l’Assemblée s’ouvre par des appels à l’unité contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme

AG/11560

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
6e & 7e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Le débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale s’est ouvert, aujourd’hui, par les appels de plusieurs dirigeants à l’unité dans la lutte contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme international, fléaux qu’incarnent en particulier l’« État islamique en Iraq et au Levant », Al-Qaida et Boko Haram.

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World + 21 others
‘The Fasten Seat Belt Light is Illuminated’, Warns Secretary-General, Summoning World Leaders at Start of Annual Debate to ‘Find and Nurture Seeds of Hope’

GA/11560

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
6th, 7th & 8th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

The world’s fasten seat belt light is illuminated, with turbulence testing the multilateral system, national institutions and people's lives, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today as he opened the sixty-ninth session’s general debate.

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World + 10 others
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

DEV/3112

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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World + 10 others
Ocean stewardship critical to protecting ecosystems, safeguarding world’s food supply, delegates say at conference on Small Island Developing States

DEV/3111

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.