The UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Professor Paul Hunt, reminded the donor community that it has a responsibility to provide humanitarian assistance to the population in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OPT).
While welcoming last weekend's emergency aid plan, the UN health rights expert emphasised that the acute funding crisis in the OPT, which is jeopardising the delivery of basic health services to the sick and infirm, arises from the deliberate actions of the donors themselves.
The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari, and the Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Walter Kälin, on the anniversary of the tsunami that devastated parts of South Asia, South-East Asia and Africa on 26 December 2004:
Round-Up of Session
53-Member Body Establishes Mandates for 5 Independent Experts, Including on Minorities, Sudan, Transnational Corporations
(Reissued as received.)
Commission on Human Rights
Extends Mandate of Independent Expertfor Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Commission on Human Rights this afternoon adopted two resolutions on the protection of human rights in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and on technical cooperation and advisory services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In a resolution on the protection of human rights in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the Commission invited …
Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Starts Consideration of Prevention of Discrimination
The Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights this morning concluded its review of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including policies of racial discrimination and segregation, in all countries after hearing a series of statements by its Experts.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered the second periodic report of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on how that country is implementing the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Special Rapporteur on the right to health of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Paul Hunt, has today written to the Coalition Provisional Authority strongly recommending that it establish an independent and impartial enquiry into the health situation of the civilian population of Falluja, in the light of the military operations conducted by the Coalition Forces since the beginning of April.