VISIT TO MALDIVES : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR IN THE FIELD OF CULTURAL RIGHTS
Various instruments of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) are also relevant for the full implementation of cultural rights.
(...) She had the opportunity to see the National Museum’s pre-
Islamic collection, which contained many pieces that had been smashed and in some cases
damaged beyond repair.3 While the Special Rapporteur appreciates the commitment of the
Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage officials to ensure the preservation of this collection,
the fact that the few surviving artefacts from that period are now locked away from visitors
for their protection raises important concerns for the right to access and enjoy cultural
heritage, and for history teaching and understanding of cultural diversity. (...) Recently, the Government also dissolved the Maldivian
Democratic Network, an important human rights organization, giving in to the pressure of
those who did not accept its report on the rise of fundamentalism in Maldives.7 Such voices
are essential, and those who work against fundamentalism and extremism must have full
support, expressed loudly from all sectors of society, and must be adequately protected.
VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND - REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ADEQUATE HOUSING AS A COMPONENT OF THE RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE STANDARD OF LIVING AND ON THE RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THIS CONTEXT
Today, 56.9 per cent of Maori, 66.9 per cent of members of Pacific peoples and 43
per cent of all children live in rented housing.23 Until very recently, New Zealand was one
of the few Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries where
property owners could terminate periodic rental agreements without providing any valid
reasons. (...) Many bedrooms
cannot be heated in winter to the standards of the World Health Organization, which
recommends that indoor temperatures should not be below 18°C.29 Retrofitting housing with
adequate insulation and heating would significantly reduce hospitalizations, save $NZ 500
million in public health costs annually,30 and put an end to housing situations that are
incompatible with the rights to adequate housing and health.
ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS :REPORT : ADDENDUM / SUBMITTED BY THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, PAUL HUNT
The agenda for the Special Rapporteur’s visit was coordinated
by the Ministry of Health, in close cooperation with the United Nations Country Team, in
particular the Inter-Agency Support Unit, the United Nations Development Programme and the
World Health Organization liaison office in Romania. The Special Rapporteur is grateful for the
excellent cooperation and assistance he received at every stage.
2. (...) Beginning in 1995, Romania adopted a series of laws concerning the structure and
organization of the health-care system. These laws established a framework for the shift from
an integrated, centralized, State-owned and controlled tax-based system to a more decentralized
and pluralistic social health insurance system, with contractual relationships between health
insurance funds as financiers and health-care providers.8 Other health-related legislation
addresses issues such as smoking and tobacco, occupational health, mental health,
HIV/AIDS-related discrimination, and patients’ rights.9
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, ITS CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES ON HER MISSION TO THE SUDAN :NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
She is also grateful to the
Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Khartoum and
UNAMID for supporting and facilitating her visit, and to the World Food Programme for
supporting the organization of her visit to North Kordofan. She also thanks representatives
of civil society organizations and in particular, women survivors of violence for sharing
their perspectives and stories with her. (...) That child is one of the few fortunate victims who has
access to a service provider from a non-governmental organization (NGO).
D. Female genital mutilation
28. (...) The Sudan is a party to the
Protocol on the Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence against Women and
Children of the Pact on Security, Stability and Development of the Great Lakes Region, but
is not a party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against
Women, the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant
Workers and Members of Their Families, the International Convention for the Protection of
5 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-International Organization for
Migration (IOM), Joint UNHCR-IOM Strategy to Address Human Trafficking, Kidnappings and
Smuggling of Persons in Sudan 2013-2014, p. 2.
SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION IN THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM / PREPARED BY M. MOUNIR ZAHRAN, ENRIQUE ROMAN-MOREY, TADANORI INOMATA, JOINT INSPECTION UNIT
Proposed SSC coordination structure ……………………………... 44
AU African Union
BAPA Buenos Aires Plan of Action
BRICS Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa Alliance
CARICOM Caribbean Community
CEB United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination
CPCJ Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
DAC Development Assistance Committee
DCF Development Cooperation Forum
DESA Department of Economic and Social Affairs
EAC East African Community
ECA Economic Commission for Africa
ECDC Economical Cooperation among Developing Countries
ECE Economic Commission for Europe
ECESA Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ESCWA Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
G-77 Group of 77
GSSD Global South-South Development
GSTP Global System of Trade Preferences
HLCP High-level Committee on Programmes
HLC High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IBSA India, Brazil, South Africa Alliance
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICT Information and Communication Technology
ILO International Labour Organization
IMO International Maritime Organization
ITC International Trade Centre
JIU Joint Inspection Unit
LAC Latin American and the Caribbean
LDC Least Developed Country
NAM Non-Aligned Movement
NEPAD New Partnership for Africa’s Development
ODA Official Development Assistance
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OSAA Office of the Special Advisor on Africa
PAHO Pan American Health Organization
PGTF Perez Guerrero Trust Fund
QCPR Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review
RCM Regional Coordination Mechanism
RDT Regional Director Team
SADC Southern African Development Community
SSC South-South Cooperation
SS-GATE South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange
SU/SSC Special Unit for South-South Cooperation
TC Triangular Cooperation
TCDC Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries
TCPR Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review
TICAD Tokyo International Conference on African Development
UNCT United Nations Country Team
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDAF United Nations Development Assistance Framework
UNDG United Nations Development Group
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNDS United Nations Development System
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFSSC United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UN-HABITAT United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNWTO World Tourism Organization
UPU Universal Postal Union
WB World Bank
WBI World Bank Institute
WFP World Food Programme
WHO World Health Organization
WIDE Web of Information for Development
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization
I. (...) More specifically, for each organization, the review examined:
(a) The institutional framework, mandate, policy objectives, structures and reporting on
SSC and TC;
(b) Responsiveness to Member States requirements for support to SSC, as well as relevant
resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly;
(c) Financial arrangements or prospects for resource mobilization.
4. (...) The table
identifies the recommendations relevant for each organization, and specifies whether they
require a decision by the organization’s legislative or governing body or whether they can be
acted on by the Executive Head of the organization.
IDENTICAL LETTERS DATED 27 JUNE 2012 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
An armed terrorist group burned a Mitsubishi Rosa microbus，licence plate No.
43962 (Police)，in a Harasta repair garage. The vehicle belongs to the Palace of Justice
Department in Rif Dimashq.
(...) At 2030 hours，an armed terrorist group abducted a civilian，Muhammad Abu
Salu'，from in front of his motorcycle repair shop in Injil and killed him.
43. At 0030 hours，an armed terrorist group opened fire on law enforcement officers
in Ibta'，wounding two officers.
MODEL NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONVENTION-WORKING PAPER SUBMITTED BY COSTA RICA
Declare the number and location of all nuclear-capable ballistic and cruise missiles, including
all those in production, storage or under repair.
12. Declare the number and location of all nuclear-capable submarines, naval crafts, and aircraft,
including all those in producti
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION, CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUEADDENDUM : MISSION TO TUVALU (17-19 JULY 2012)
In terms of an institutional water and sanitation structure, the Ministry of Public
Utilities has the primary responsibility for the provision of water, including maintenance
and repair of the water and septic systems of government facilities, provision of technical
advice to the public and formulation and adoption of a building code that includes
regulations on sanitation. (...) The Water and Sanitation
Committee consists of the Director of Tuvalu Association of NGOs (TANGO), Director of the
Ministry of Health, Secretary for the Kaupule, Director of Environment (Acting), Private Secretary to
the Prime Minister, Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Energy and Chairperson of the National
Water and Sanitation Committee, Director of Public Works Department (Acting), Waste Management
Coordinator (Acting), Director of Meteorology Department (Acting).
7 World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Progress on
drinking water and sanitation: 2013 Update (Geneva, 2013), pp. 32-33.
8 See Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, general comment No. 15 (2002) on the right
to water, para. 12 (a).
9 SOPAC, Draft Miscellaneous Report 647 (see footnote 8), p. 5.
(...) Mimura and others, “Small islands” (see footnote 34), chap. 16.2.4.
36 See International Organization for Migration (IOM), “Migration and Climate Change”, IOM
Migration Research Series, No. 31 (2008).
37 According to Tuvalu’s NAPA (see footnote 4, p. 28), more than 60 per cent of pulaka pit plantations
in Tuvalu have been destroyed by saltwater intrusion and the remaining 40 per cent remain highly
sensitive to saltwater intrusion.
38 WHO, Climate Change and Human Health: risks and responses (Geneva, 2003), p. 11.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ADEQUATE HOUSING AS A COMPONENT OF THE RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE STANDARD OF LIVING, AND ON THE RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THIS CONTEXT :MISSION TO PORTUGAL : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
With regard to income distribution, Portugal is also one of the most unequal
countries in Europe. 3
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD), the bottom 10 per cent of the population accounts for only 2.4 per
cent of the share of total income, the bottom 20 per cent accounts for only 6.9 per cent,
while the top 20 per cent accounts for 41.5 per cent.4
8. (...) As part of a memorandum of
understanding signed by the Government on 17 May 2011 with the International Monetary
Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission and that formally ended in
3 Jens Arnold and Carlos Farinha Rodrigues, Reducing Inequality and Poverty in Portugal, Economics
Department Working Papers No. 1258, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD), p. 5.
4 OECD, Inequality remains high in the face of weak recovery, November 2016, table 1.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF, ASMA JAHANGIR : ADDENDUM
met with a number of representatives of international organizations, including from the
United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the United
Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The Special Rapporteur thanks all her
1 See CERD/C/451/Add.1, para. 20 for a description of the various tasks of the Lao Front for National
2 E/CN.4/1998/45, appendix V and see paras. 50–53 below.
(...) Article 15 of the Decree imposes a
duty on the believers of various religions in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to
preserve the sacred sites, articles of historical heritage as well as Lao national culture,
customs and traditions. The repair of these sacred sites and the building of new pagodas or
churches need to be authorized by the relevant authorities and approved by the Lao Front
for National Construction.
17. (...) Article 6 of the Decree requires
organizations of each religious to establish a register and to put the names of organization
members, priests and religious teachers on a specific inventory.