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... function — including strategic planning, budget review and approval — is common to all. It
is in the context of these functions that respective governing bodies are engaged consistently
in addressing each organization’s work in humanitarian assistance, particularly in translating
general mandates in ...
General Assembly - the United Nations
... • Working to protect the rights of migrants and their families;
• Helping to ensure the freedom and independence of the media.
Section VI, “Protecting the vulnerable”, focuses on those groups, in
particular women and children, that are forced into situations of displacement and
abuse because of comp ...
... Welcomes the commitments made by Libya to uphold its obligations under
international human rights law, to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the
rule of law, and to cooperate with relevant international human rights mechanisms,
including the Office of the United Nations High Commissione ...
A Guide to a Career with the United Nations
... The name “United Nations” was created by the US President Franklin Roosevelt and was
first used in the “Declaration by United Nations” of January 1942, during the Second World
War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together
against the Axis Powers.
iv. human rights treaty bodies
... refrain in good faith from acts that would defeat the object and purpose of the given treaty (see
article 18 of the 1969 Vienna Convention of the Law of Treaties).
FAQs - United Nations Visitors` Service, Nairobi
... acres in 1983. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‐Habitat) also established its
headquarters in Nairobi in 1978. Moreover, over the years around 50 UN programmes, funds and
specialized agencies opened their country and regional offices in Nairobi and were ...
... and summits in the economic, social and related fields in shaping a broad
development vision and in identifying commonly agreed objectives, which have
contributed to improving human life in different parts of the world.
19. We reaffirm our commitment to eradicate poverty and promote sustained
and Northern Ireland and Overseas Territories
... United Kingdom has maintained that sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago will revert to
Mauritius when the military facility on Diego Garcia is no longer needed for the defence of the
West. Indeed, in a letter dated 1 July 1992 addressed to the Mauritian authorities, the British
authorities gave a ...
honk kong law jounral - the united nations human rights inquiry on
... In the South, the ROK, following years involving military rule, eventually emerged as
a vigorous multi-party democracy with regular changes of administration secured by
credible elections. In the North, a Soviet-style system of government has endured
which ceded substantial real power to the Korean ...
2005 World Summit Outcome Document
... We are determined to establish a just and lasting peace all over the world in
accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United
Nations. We rededicate ourselves to support all efforts to uphold the sovereign
equality of all States, respect their territorial integrity and polit ...
28. The responsibility of the Security Council in the maintenance of
... The President of the Russian Federation stressed
the need and opportunity that existed to implement
deep cuts in strategic offensive arms and tactical
nuclear weapons; to limit and even cease nuclear
testing; to reduce conventional armaments and armed
forces; to implement international agreements on ...
OHCHR summary of SP Annual Meeting (June 2012)
... The Chairperson and the Rapporteur met with the President of the Human Rights
Council twice to discuss the interaction of mandate holders with the Council and exchange
views on issues of mutual concern. The Chairperson met with representatives of various
regional groups of States to strengthen dialo ...
... The session was opened by the Deputy High Commissioner of Human Rights on
behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on 18 February 2013.
The Deputy High Commissioner recalled that the work of the United Nations has the
ultimate objective of creating a peaceful environment in w ...
A General Assembly United Nations Human Rights Council
... City) and the Centro de Investigación Aplicada en Derechos Humanos supported the
development of a web-based educational tool, “Reforma DH”,2 on the implementation of
the constitutional reform. Reforma DH is a key methodological tool to promote the
implementation of the constitutional reform at the f ...
68/268 - OHCHR
... 68/268. Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of
the human rights treaty body system
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
and recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1 and relevant international
human rights i ...
“the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of
... 1947, the Economic and Social Council passed a resolution stating that
the Commission had “no power to take any action in regard to any complaints concerning human rights”.3
In 1965, however, the Commission was faced with a number of
individual petitions from South Africa and came under considerable ...
Compilation by the Chairperson-Rapporteur of proposals made
... respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, [European Union: keep
PP as is]
[Morocco new PP: “Recalling that the promotion and enjoyment of peace is endangered by
the lack of respect for the human rights of individuals and groups [reference to “human
rights of individuals and groups” ...
international human rights standards: guidelines for the world`s
... Amendment of the U.S. Constitution bans torture and cruel and degrading
treatment of a criminal suspect to obtain a confession of guilt. Article 9 of
the Declaration of Human Rights bans arbitrary arrest, detention, or exile.
Similarly, the Fourth Amendment, which deals with search and seizure,
... goal is, and policy goals such as democracy, peace and reconciliation may themselves be
permanent ideals. The transitional policy goal of reconstruction of trust between citizens and
state may be inapplicable following international or non international armed conflict where the
state institutions ha ...
Situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of
... Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women recommended that the
Government ensure access to justice for all women affected by sexual violence during
conflict by providing appropriate funding to military jurisdictions. It also recommended
that the Government ensure that the justice ...
... The UN Charter authorizes ECOSOC to grant consultative status to non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Three categories of consultative status are recognized: General Category NGOs (formerly category I) include
organizations with multiple goals and activities; Special Category NGOs (formerly catego ...
THE SECURITY COUNCIL THE CHARTER AND ITS
... face of the prospect of inevitable defeat. Some commentators, including
the most recently retired United Nations High Commissioner for Human
Rights (Ms Navanethem Pillay) have suggested that, in the particular
case of decisions of the Security Council that may be concerned with
universal human right ...
The Creation of the United Nations
... topics and has representations from every country in it.
- The Security Council: This council is focuses primarily on holding peace and
security between nations, has power to enforce measures, and is comprised of 15
member. Five members in the Council that are permanent are the United States, the
A/HRC/DEC/19/119 United Nations A/HRC/DEC/19/119[*] General
... insufficient translating and editing capacity of United Nations Office at Geneva for the
processing of Council-related documentation. Efforts were therefore made by the President
and other members of the Bureau to engage with the Fifth Committee of the General
Assembly and to request the redeploymen ...
UN Watch is a Geneva-based non-governmental organization whose stated mission is ""to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its own Charter"". It is an accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council and an Associate NGO to the UN Department of Public Information.UN Watch has been active in combating human rights abuses in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Darfur, and has been vocal against abuses in regimes such as China, Venezuela, Cuba and Russia, often using its allotted time at the UNHRC to allow for dissidents and human rights activists to speak. UN Watch is also frequently critical of alleged anti-Israel and antisemitic sentiment at the UN and UN-sponsored events. The NGO actively monitors the qualifications of candidate countries to United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) elections, and has been particularly critical of the 2015 election of China, Cuba, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. It has been a strong critic of the UNHRC, asserting that many of its members have poor human rights records themselves. UN Watch has described the council as equally bad as or worse than its forerunner, the defunct United Nations Commission on Human Rights.The group has been praised by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and the Director General of the UN Office in Geneva Sergei Ordzhonikidze has acknowledged ""the valuable work of UN Watch in support of the just application of values and principles of the United Nations Charter and support for human rights for all."" Agence France-Presse has described UN Watch both as ""a lobby group with strong ties to Israel"" and as a group which ""champion[s] human rights worldwide"".