NOTE VERBALE DATED 24 OCTOBER 2012 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT
It is important to point out that quinoa is the only plant food that contains all the essential amino acids,
vitamins and trace elements and is also gluten free. (...) Due to the high essential amino acid content of its protein,
quinoa is considered the only plant food that provides all the essential amino acids, which are extremely
close to the human nutrition standards established by FAO. The balance of essential amino acids in quinoa
protein is superior to wheat, barley and soy, and comparable with milk protein.
ADVANCES IN ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES : BACKGROUND INFORMATION DOCUMENT / SUBMITTED BY THE IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT UNIT
Considerable progress has been made in recent years across a broad range of
different "-omics", such as genomics (the study of all the genetic information in an
organism), transcriptomics (the study of all the RNA in an organism), proteomics (the study
of all the proteins in an organism), metabolomics (the study of all the biochemical
processes or metabolism of an organism), as well as how they relate to one and other.
2. (...) Protein analysis tools have been developed to: take advantage of power graph
analysis; identify protein functional modules; as well as for sequence analysis.163
31. (...) For example, new pathogens, such as fungal
plant pathogens, and the ricin-containing castor bean plant have been sequenced and the
sequence data added to public databases.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, ANAND GROVER : ADDENDUM
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident........................................... 6-10 4
IV. (...) Though units 1, 2 and 3 went into
automatic shut-down mode as soon as the earthquake struck, the electricity supply to the
power plant was lost. Tsunami waves as high as 14 metres hit the plant approximately 50
minutes after the earthquake, overwhelming its walls. (...) The detailed surveys include a thyroid ultrasound examination for all children in
Fukushima aged up to 18 years, a comprehensive health check for all residents from the
evacuation zones, an assessment of mental health and lifestyles of all residents from the
evacuation zones, and a recording of all pregnancies and births among all women in the
prefecture who were pregnant on 11 March 2011.49
By the end of 2008, this
Internet-based direct reporting system was accessible to 96.68 per cent of all health and
medical institutions at or above the county level and 82.21 per cent of all township
community health centres.
(...) In recent years, China has stepped up its efforts in the following areas:
(A) Strengthening disease investigation
At the initiative of the MOA, Chinese plant quarantine agencies at all levels have
conducted a systematic survey of quarantine-regulated harmful pests to identify their
occurrence and distribution. (...) A country-wide monitoring network of
harmful pests subject to quarantine has been formed. Plant quarantine agencies at all
levels have set up monitoring stations in high-risk areas vulnerable to invasion by
harmful pests in the light of their occurrence and distribution patterns.
VISIT TO ITALY :REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND WASTES, MARCOS ORELLANA
50. The Ilva plant in Puglia – Ilva Taranto – is Europe’s largest steel plant. (...) Moreover, the survey found that industrial emissions were responsible
for 237 cases of malignant tumours (18 cases per year), 247 coronary events (19 per year)
and 937 cases of respiratory diseases (74 per year) (mostly among children) – all necessitating
hospitalization.47 The regional environmental agency for Puglia released an assessment of
expected health impacts caused by the Ilva plant before and after the issuance of an integrated
pollution prevention and control permit (i.e., comparing 2010 data with 2016 estimates).
(...) Italy54 the European
Court of Human Rights observed that the environmental contamination caused by the Ilva
plant endangered the health of local residents and concluded that Italy had failed to take all
the necessary measures to effectively protect them.
INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM : OVERVIEW OF CURRENT INDIGENOUS RELATED ACTIVITIES OF THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Countries are interdependent in regard to
these resources, which are the raw material for all plant improvement by farmers and their
communities, by plant breeders and through biotechnology.
In the context of the FAO International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources for Food
and Agriculture, which was the first international agreement for the conservation and
sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources, the 1989 FAO Conference, by
resolution 5/89, considering that, in the history of mankind, unnumbered generations of
farmers had conserved, improved and made available plant genetic resources, endorsed
Farmers’ Rights, defined as meaning “rights arising from the past, present and future
contributions of farmers in conserving, improving, and making available plant genetic
resources, particularly those in the centres of origin/diversity”, with the aim of “ensuring
full benefits to farmers, and supporting the continuation of their contributions”, in order to
“assist farmers and farming communities, in all regions of the world, but especially in the
areas of origin/diversity of plant genetic resources, in the protection and conservation of
their plant genetic resources, and of the natural biosphere” and “to allow farmers, their
communities, and countries in all regions, to participate fully in the benefits derived, at
present and in the future, from the improved use of plant genetic resources, through plant
breeding and other scientific methods”. (...) The Treaty, which will enter into force upon ratification by 40 countries,
makes specific provision for the recognition of Farmers’ Rights in article 9, which reads as
9.1 The Contracting Parties recognize the enormous contribution that the local
and indigenous communities and farmers of all regions of the world, particularly
those in the centres of origin and crop diversity, have made and will continue to
make for the conservation and development of plant genetic resources which
constitute the basis of food and agriculture production throughout the world.
9.2 The Contracting Parties agree that the responsibility for realizing Farmers’
Rights, as they relate to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, rests with
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND WASTES ON HIS MISSION TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Pursuant to article 6 of the
Constitution of the Republic of Korea, all international treaties have the same effect as
domestic law. (...) However, the Government explained that all non-
phase-in substances are required to be registered regardless of the quantity or their
hazardous properties, and that it has a plan to require all chemical manufacturers to
generate such information in the long run. (...) All former workers described to the
Special Rapporteur are young females, including several in their early twenties.
HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN PALESTINE AND OTHER OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES :WRITTEN SUBMISSION BY THE STATE OF PALESTINE: INDEPENDENT COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
These measures have recently resulted in shutting
down the power plant in the strip, because of the Israeli prohibition of fuel for the running of
the plant and for sustaining life in the strip. (...) The results and effects of the siege have affected all aspects
of human rights of all of the Gaza Strip residents. (...)
- Pressure the Israeli occupation, the occupying power, to respect its legal commitments
and responsibilities as per the IHL, to lift the tightened siege around Gaza Strip, open all
its crossings before the movement of goods, power plant fuel and ensure sustainability
of basic service provisions for citizens and end its economic and humanitarian crisis.
NUCLEAR TEST BAN VERIFICATION
If sub-Q amounts of a chemical are being stored or
produced, they are for all intents and purposes not a factor to reckon with as
far as the CW Convention is concerned.
(...) If there are N number of sub-Q facilities which are all exempted
from controls, the total exemption NxQ will obviously exceed Q, and thus will
have military significance. (...) In all the cases hitherto discussed, the threshold level for data
reporting is derived with a considerable amount of judgement factors.
VISIT TO GEORGIA : REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
The Nenskra hydropower plant is an example of a project that has failed to gain
acceptance from the local communities.
37. (...) However, it remains concerned at the cumulative impact of all hydropower plant
projects – whether implemented, halted or planned – on human rights and the environment,
and at the level of information and meaningful participation of all relevant stakeholders,
both in environmental impact assessment processes and throughout the implementation of
8 See https://bankwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/nenskra-complaint_redacted.pdf.
(...) The company also operates a ferroalloy plant in Zestafoni, and a
hydroelectric power plant that supplies power to all of the company’s operations.