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19 Oct 2018 description
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Summary

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur examines the issue of the right to housing for residents of informal settlements and the commitment made by States to upgrade such settlements by 2030. Nearly one quarter of the world’s urban population lives in informal settlements or encampments, most in developing countries but increasingly also in the most affluent. Living conditions are shocking and intolerable. Residents often live without water and sanitation, and are in constant fear of eviction.

03 Oct 2018 description
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SC/13529

SECURITY COUNCIL
8365TH MEETING (PM)

The Security Council today decided to renew, for a period of one year, its prior authorization allowing Member States to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya, given reasonable grounds for suspicion that they are being used for smuggling migrants or human trafficking.

27 Sep 2018 description
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Seventy-third session
Item 73 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of all human rights; human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

Saving lives is not a crime

Note by the Secretary-General

27 Sep 2018 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session
Geneva, 1-5 October 2018

A. Introduction

27 Sep 2018 description

Regional update - Africa
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session 1-5 October 2018

A. Situational context

27 Sep 2018 description

Regional update – Asia and the Pacific Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session
1-5 October 2018

A. Situational context including new developments

27 Sep 2018 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session
1-5 October 2018

A. Situational context including new developments

Syria situation

22 Sep 2018 description
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CS/13518

Conseil de sécurité
8360e séance - après-midi

Sur l’initiative des États-Unis, le Conseil de sécurité a adopté, cet après-midi, une résolution par laquelle il formule des recommandations précises au Secrétaire général dans le but de renforcer l’action et l’efficacité des missions et opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies. Un texte qui a été salué comme le résultat d’un effort de consensus.

22 Sep 2018 description
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SC/13518

Security Council
8360th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council today adopted a resolution aimed at enhancing the performance of peacekeeping personnel at all levels, both at Headquarters and in the field, stressing the need to improve posture, behaviour, leadership, initiative and accountability while effectively promoting international peace and security.

22 Sep 2018 description
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CS/13517

Conseil de sécurité
8359e séance - après-midi

Profondément indigné par le fait que les civils constituent la vaste majorité des victimes des situations de conflit armé, le Conseil de sécurité a, aujourd’hui, réaffirmé que leur protection dans ce contexte est l’une de ses priorités absolues, même si la responsabilité principale à cet égard incombe au premier chef aux parties au conflit et aux États, les gouvernements devant respecter et garantir les droits de l’homme de leurs citoyens.

21 Sep 2018 description
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SC/13517

Security Council
8359th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council expressed its outrage today over the fact that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict, and over its short- and long-term impact on them, from forced displacement to sexual and gender-based violence.

13 Sep 2018 description
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Seventy-second session
Agenda item 131
Sexual exploitation and abuse: implementing a zero-tolerance policy

The General Assembly,

Recalling the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international law,

14 Aug 2018 description
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Introduction

As I reflect on the work of the Organization since I took office almost two years ago, I have seen yet again that one of the most valuable assets of the United Nations is its capacity to operate as a convener of people, a proponent of ideas, a catalyst for action and a driver of solutions. As today’s problems grow ever more global, multilateralism is more important than ever.

11 Aug 2018 description
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CS/13453

Conseil de sécurité
8327e séance – matin

Conscient du rôle joué par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) à l’appui de l’action menée par les acteurs nationaux et locaux en faveur de la paix, le Conseil de sécurité a déclaré, ce matin, qu’il attend de ce Bureau qu’il renforce ses activités de prévention des conflits, de médiation et de bons offices.

11 Aug 2018 description
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SC/13453

Security Council
8327th Meeting* (AM)

Noting the increased demands on the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWAS), the Security Council today underscored the need for adequate resources, while reiterating its concern about the region’s challenging security situation, notably threats posed by terrorism and transnational organized crime.