Human Rights Council
Concludes General Debate on the Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development
The overwhelming view coming out of the FAO Food Security Conference in Rome this week is the need for international coordination and cooperation in the long term approach to food security.
This action needs to include a balance between immediate humanitarian assistance and a range of longer-term actions to address the underlying causes of food insecurity in developing countries, particularly the low-income food-deficit countries.
The Australian Government is developing a comprehensive long-term action plan for food security which will draw on our expertise in semi-arid …
Approves Special Rapporteurs for Belarus and Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Rejects Draft Resolutions on Chechnya, Zimbabwe, China
(Reissued as received.)
GENEVA, 15 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights acted on a series of draft resolutions on country-specific situations this afternoon, approving by roll-call vote measures criticizing human rights matters in Cuba, Turkmenistan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Belarus.
Member States Reject Draft Resolutions on Situations in the Sudan, Zimbabwe
(Reissued as received.)
GENEVA, 16 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights adopted resolutions this afternoon expressing concern over human rights situations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Turkmenistan, and Myanmar.
40 Million People at Risk of Starvation,
Says Head of World Food Programme;
More Consistent Humanitarian Funding, Investment in Agriculture Urgently Needed
ROME - The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, James T. Morris,will issue a global alert when he addresses the UN Security Council in New York tomorrow - 3rd December. Focusing on the food crisis in Africa in particular (where 38 million people are threatened) Morris will also deliver a stark warning about the unprecedented scale of starvation around the world. In DPRK, food rations for three million people have had to be cut - due to WFP's lack of funding.
This report includes:
(A) Global Resourcing Update
(B) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea
(C) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran
(D) Middle East: (1) Palestinian Territories
(E) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe,
(3) Malawi, (4) Zambia, (5) Djibouti, (6) Kenya, (7) Ethiopia
(F) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo