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11 Nov 2009 description
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Security Council
6216th Meeting (AM & PM)

Expressing deep regret that civilians continued to account for the vast majority of casualties in armed conflicts, the Security Council reaffirmed today its readiness to respond to the targeting of civilians and the blocking of humanitarian aid, as it opened a day-long debate on the matter.

31 Oct 2009 description

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

14 Oct 2009 description
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Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Sixth Committee
8th & 9th Meetings (AM & PM)

Deputy Secretary-General Says Issue Is Central to Vision of Secure World

The Sixth Committee (Legal) met today to address the issue of the development of the rule of law at national and international levels. Although there were reports of progress in many areas, concerns of an inequality in adherence to desired standards were also expressed.

02 Oct 2009 description

During the month of October, the Security Council would hold two open debates in which non-Council Member States could participate, respectively, on "women, peace and security" and on the situation in the Middle East, Council President Le Luong Minh, the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam, said today.

Briefing correspondents on the Council's work programme, Ambassador Le, who's country holds the 15-member body's rotating presidency for the month, said the debate on "women, peace and security" would take place on Monday, 5 October, and would focus on the …

28 Sep 2009 description
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Addressing Assembly via Cell Phone, Honduran President Zelaya Calls on United Nations to 'Restore Rule of Law and Freedom that Honduras Deserves'

Concerned that the United Nations outdated structure left it ill-equipped to deal with twenty-first century realities, Government Ministers addressing the General Assembly today pressed the world body to revamp its institutions, extend its alliances and break old mindsets that had hampered its credibility as the world's pre-eminent negotiating forum.

For Osman Mohammed Saleh, Eritrea's Minister for Foreign …

23 Sep 2009 description
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Sixty-fourth General Assembly
3rd & 4th Meetings (AM & PM)

General Assembly President Hails United Nations as Most legitimate Forum For Concerted Global Action, as 30 World Leaders Address Session's First Day

18 Sep 2009 description

Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a general debate on a series of reports by the United Nations Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights and her Office, among which was a report by the Joint Inspection Unit concerning geographical representation among staff in the Office. It then held a general debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.

14 Sep 2009 description
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Responsibility to Protect, System-Wide Coherence, Assembly Revitalization, High-Level Dialogue on Development among Issues Addressed in Assembly Texts


Sixty-third General Assembly

17 Aug 2009 description
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Sixty-fourth session
Item 84 of the provisional agenda

14 Aug 2009 description

- 333 Global leprosy situation, 2009

- 333 Le point sur la lèpre dans le monde, 2009

07 Aug 2009 description
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Conseil de sécurité
6180e séance – matin & après-midi

M. Ban Ki-moon propose la création d'une commission d'enquête sur les exactions commises en RDC, au Soudan et au Tchad

Une quarantaine de délégations, parmi lesquelles les 15 membres du Conseil de sécurité, ont réaffirmé aujourd'hui, au cours d'un débat public, leur volonté commune d'intensifier la lutte contre les violences sexuelles, perpétrées pendant et après les conflits armés, en renforçant les mécanismes existants et en envisageant la création de nouveaux dispositifs.

04 Aug 2009 description
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General Assembly
Official Records
Sixty-fourth Session

03 Aug 2009 description
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Sixty-fourth session
Item 71 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights
questions, including alternative approaches for