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13 Feb 2012 description


The Working Group expresses its strong objection to the decision of the United Nations Secretariat not to grant a waiver to the 10,700 word limit to the present report, as has been the case for almost every year since such a limit was imposed by the General Assembly in 1993.

26 Oct 2011 description
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Deuxième Commission
22e séance – matin

Le monde doit investir 83 milliards de dollars supplémentaires par an pour pouvoir nourrir durablement les 9 milliards de personnes qui habiteront la Terre en 2050, prévient la FAO

26 Oct 2011 description
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Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Second Committee
22nd Meeting (AM)

Farmers were not just farmers, they were also entrepreneurs and should be treated as such, the representative of the Netherlands told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today as it concluded its consideration of agriculture development and food security.

27 Sep 2011 description
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Assemblée générale
Soixante-sixième session
25e, 26e & 27 séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

L’Assemblée générale a poursuivi, aujourd’hui, son débat général entamé le mercredi 21 septembre, plusieurs pays s’attachant à développer son thème principal sur le rôle de la médiation dans le règlement des conflits par des moyens pacifiques. Les « soulèvements arabes » ont également été au cœur de nombreuses interventions.

26 Jan 2011 description

Human Rights Council

Sixteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction 1. In 2010, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances commemorated its 30th anniversary. During its thirty years of existence, the Working Group has fulfilled its humanitarian mandate to assist families to ascertain the fate and whereabouts of their disappeared family members.

16 Oct 2009 description
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Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
16th & 17th Meetings (AM & PM)

Hears from Some 55 More Speakers, as Three-Day Debate on Promotion, Protection of the Rights of the Child Concludes

Capping its three-day discussion on the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, members of the Third Committee (Social, Cultural and Humanitarian) discussed national programmes to nurture young citizens, saying the credibility of States "rested in their work for future generations".

24 Aug 2009 description
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General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

18 Mar 2009 description
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Sixty-third General Assembly
Thematic Dialogue on Access
to Education (AM & PM)

Protecting Right to Education Has Fallen Victim to Culture of Neglect; States Are Urged to Make Schools Safe Havens, Criminalize Attacks against Them

18 Mar 2009 description
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New York, 18 March 2009

I wish to thank once again, for gracing this forum,

His Excellency Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi,

Her Highness Sheikha Mozad bint Nasser Al-Minad,


United Nations Colleagues,

Representatives of Civil Society,

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As we come to the close of this interactive dialogue on access to education in emergency situations, I want to thank all of you for deepening our understanding of the complexities of this issue.

22 Aug 2008 description
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Sixty-third session
Item 42 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

(covering the period 1 January 2007-15 June 2008)

06 Aug 2008 description
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Sixty-third session
Item 59 of the provisional agenda*

19 Oct 2007 description
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Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
17th & 18th Meetings (AM & PM)

Presses Case for Special Representative to Address Violence against Children

A year after presenting a landmark report on violence against children, Paulo Sērgio Pinheiro, the Independent Expert who directed the study for the United Nations, reiterated his call to the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) for more attention to be paid to the plight of child victims of violence -- wherever they might be in the world.