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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.

23 Dec 2016 description
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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.

22 Dec 2016 description
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GA/11880
21 DECEMBER 2016

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 66TH MEETING (PM)

Resolution Establishing International Mechanism Concerning Syria Passed in Direct Plenary Action Reaffirming the role of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) in promoting sustainable development, the General Assembly today adopted 36 resolutions and one decision forwarded by that Committee.

16 Dec 2016 description
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GA/11877

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY

SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 63RD MEETING (AM)

Adopting a draft resolution on global health and foreign policy that focused on the role of health employment in driving economic growth and helping Member States move toward sustainable development, the General Assembly also held a debate on the culture of peace and elected members to the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission.

14 Dec 2016 description
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GA/11876

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY

SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 62ND MEETING (AM)

The role of the Sixth Committee (Legal) was crucial to strengthening international cooperation to confront threats to peace and security, the General Assembly affirmed today, as it adopted 25 resolutions and 4 decisions of that Committee without a vote.

13 Dec 2016 description
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AG/11872

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE PLÉNIÈRE
SOIXANTE ET ONZIÈME SESSION, 60E SÉANCE PLÉNIÈRE - MATIN

C’est un Secrétaire général visiblement très ému par une très longue ovation debout pour sa « contribution exceptionnelle aux travaux de l’ONU » qui a passé aujourd’hui le relais à son successeur. M. António Guterres a sonné l’heure pour l’ONU « de reconnaître ses lacunes et de changer ses méthodes de travail », appelant à une Organisation « agile, efficace et privilégiant le résultat plutôt que la procédure, l’être humain plutôt que la bureaucratie ».

12 Dec 2016 description
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GA/11872

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-first Session, 60th Meeting (AM)

The General Assembly appointed António Guterres of Portugal as the Organization’s next Secretary-General, paying tribute to outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

09 Dec 2016 description
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GA/11870

Seventy-first Session, 56th & 57th Meetings (AM & PM)

Tasked with addressing and alleviating the largest scale of human suffering — 130 million dependent on aid for survival — since the founding of the United Nations, the General Assembly took up a plethora of humanitarian issues today, adopting five resolutions on a sector whose workers were increasingly in demand and danger.

07 Dec 2016 description
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GA/11868
6 DECEMBER 2016

Upon the recommendation of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), the General Assembly adopted 35 resolutions and 2 decisions today, on issues including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and decolonization.

28 Nov 2016 description
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AG/SHC/4193

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE TROISIÈME COMMISSION
SOIXANTE ET ONZIÈME SESSION, 57E SÉANCE – MATIN

La Troisième Commission, chargée des questions sociales, humanitaires et culturelles, a achevé aujourd’hui les travaux de sa soixante et onzième session après avoir adopté, sans mise aux voix, les cinq projets de résolution sur lesquels il lui restait à se prononcer.

23 Nov 2016 description
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GA/SHC/4193

GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 26TH MEETING (AM)

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), acting without a vote, concluded its work today by approving five draft resolutions, part of a package of 51 texts to be sent to the General Assembly for adoption.

16 Nov 2016 description
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In Recorded Vote, Delegates Reject Motion to Suspend Debate on Country-specific Texts Criticized as Flawed ‘Instruments of Coercion’

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved five draft resolutions today, four of which pertained to human rights situations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, Iran and Crimea, while one focused on crime prevention.

09 Nov 2016 description
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GA/SHC/4186

GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE

SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 46TH MEETING (PM)

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) met this afternoon to introduce seven draft resolutions, including on tackling the human rights situations in Syria and Iran, as well as on measures to eliminate female genital mutilation.