I am pleased to inform the committee that all close-out activities have been
completed, with the exception of the post-occupancy surveys for the floors converted in
2019 and 2020.
2. (...) The changes in work
practice necessitated by the shift to unassigned seating in flexible workplace spaces
contributed to the transition to remote working and by extension, to the continued
implementation of mandates, during the pandemic.
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Recommendation 4/11 states:
Recommendation 4/11 ― That, in the context of the hazards posed by sulphur dioxide (SO2) and other hazardous gases in the atmosphere, the International Airways Volcano Watch Operations Group (IAVWOPSG) be invited, as part of deliverable IAVWOPSG-04, to progress work on identifying and quantifying any associated health risks to aircraft occupants in coordination with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)-International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy (IUGG) Volcanic Ash Scientific Advisory Group (VASAG), with a view to enhancing the guidance contained in the Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch — Operational Procedures and Contact List (Doc 9766).
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1.2 Following the METP reorganization (METP/1, 20-24 April 2015, Montreal), a job card concerning “the provision of information on sulphur dioxide and other hazardous gases in the atmosphere that pose a risk to aircraft occupants” was approved by the ANC and forwarded to the METP WG-MISD.
1.2.1 At the seventh meeting of the International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVWOPSG/7), the Secretariat was tasked with consulting the appropriate ICAO expert group (or groups), to determine thresholds for volcanic gases in the atmosphere that, after passing through an aircraft ventilation system, could pose a health risk to the aircraft’s occupants.
1.2.2 At IAVWOPSG/8, a job card was drafted, calling for further development, in- consultation with the Flight Operations Panel (OPS) and the Aviation Medicine Panel (MED), for report- out at IAVOPSG/9 (OBE).
1.3 This paper presents, via presentation format, the new SO2 job card forwarded by the ANC, and is intended to drive initial discussion surrounding the approach for addressing SO2 and other volcanic gases/contaminants.
2.1 The language in the job card focuses, very specifically, on risks posed to aircraft occupants. As such, the Volcanic Ash Information Work Stream will need to consult (and leverage) subject-matter expertise from several other ICAO Panels, including but not limited to: Flight Operations, Medicine, Airworthiness, etc.
2.2 Challenges related to traditional observation of volcanic ash, inherent in addressing the SO2 issue, include:
Determining the location and concentration of SO2 plumes Tracking and modelling volcanic gases with differing atmospheric dispersion
2.3 A second set of additional, non-meteorological challenges will likely necessitate significant consultation and collaboration with other ICAO Panels:
Identifying concentration and dosage thresholds for human health Developing methods and procedures for tracking human health over time (e.g.,
potential monthly, yearly, and lifetime exposure limits, not entirely-unlike radiation due to space weather)
Developing SOPs for in-flight encounters of SO2 (and other volcanic gases/contaminants)
Determining if SO2 poses a risk to avionics (e.g., acidity, flammability) Certifying the engineering and maintenance of aircraft sensors and ventilation
2.4 This meeting will discuss the approach for a draft work plan, and the degree to which the WG-MISD Volcanic Ash information Work Stream plays a leading role (or otherwise) in addressing non- meteorological questions related to the job card task.
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…towards safeguarding the accomplishments of our people throughout this long struggle and out of loyalty to our martyrs, prisoners and our injured and given that we are still in the a phase of liberation, this necessitates that we formulate a political strategy. (...) The PLO therefore, will remain a broad front and framework and a comprehensive national coalition and the higher political reference for all the Palestinians in the homeland and in the Diaspora.
3- The right of the Palestinian people to resist and to uphold the option of resistance of occupation by various means and focusing resistance in territories occupied in 1967 in tandem with political action, negotiations and diplomacy whereby there is broad participation from all sectors in the popular resistance.
4- To formulate a Palestinian plan aimed at comprehensive political action; to unify Palestinian political discourse on the basis of the Palestinian national goals as mentioned in this document and according to Arab legitimacy and international legitimacy resolutions that grant justice to the Palestinian people maintaining their rights and constants to be implemented by the PLO leadership and its institutions, and the PNA represented in president and government, the national and Islamic factions, the civil society organizations and public figures. (...) There should be freedom of expression through the media, which also applies to any party in opposition to the authority and its decisions in accordance with the law; adherence to the right to peaceful protest and to organize marches, demonstrations and sit-ins on condition that they be peaceful and unarmed and do not attack the property of citizens or public property.
15- The national interest necessitates the need to find the best means of allowing our people and their political forces in the Gaza Strip to participate in the battle for freedom, return and independence while bearing in mind the new situation in Gaza strip as true elevation and power for the steadfastness of our people and on the base of using the struggle methods of resisting the occupation while taking into consideration the higher interests of our people.
16- The need to reform and develop the Palestinian security system in all its branches in a modern manner that allows them to assume their responsibilities in defending the homeland and people and in confronting the aggression and the occupation; their duties also include maintaining security and public order, enforcing laws, ending the state of security chaos and lawlessness, ending the public show of arms and parades and confiscating any weapons that harm the resistance and distort its image or those that threaten the unity of Palestinian society; there is also a need to coordinate and organize the relationship between the security forces and the resistance and organize and protect their weapons.
17- To call on the PLC to continue issuing laws that regulate the work of the security apparatus in its various branches and to work towards issuing a law that bans the exercise of political and partisan action by members of the security services whereby they are required to abide by the elected political reference as defined by law.
18- To work on expanding the role and presence of international solidarity committees and peace-loving groups that support our people in their just struggle against the occupation, settlements and the apartheid wall both politically and locally; to work towards the implementation of the International Court of Justice ruling at The Hague pertaining to the dismantlement of the wall and settlements and their illegitimate presence.
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For example, in the context of rape, which is perpetrated against girls and boys in a variety of ways and a variety of methods, the injuries suffered necessitate distinct medical care. The injuries suffered
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by a boy may necessitate surgery or some other procedure in the boy’s case, while girls may also require surgery, and, if she becomes pregnant from the rape, an abortion. (...) Children affected by armed conflict are entitled to special respect and protection.” 6 AP I, Art. 77; see also GC IV, Art. 50 (children under occupation) 7 See Rule 93; see also GC IV, Art. 50 (children under occupation) 8 CIHL Rule 120 Accommodation for Children Deprived of Their Liberty; Rule 135 9 GC IV, Art. 24, 50 (children under occupation); AP II, Art. 4(3)(a); See Rule 55 Access for Humanitarian Relief to Civilians in Need. 10 GC IV, Art. 24, Art. 89; AP I, Art. 70(1); See GC IV, Art. 23; see Rule 118; see also Art. 50 (children under occupation) 11 GC IV, Art. 24; AP I, Art. 70(1); See GC IV, Art. 23; See Rule 118; see also Art. 50 (children under occupation) 12 GC IV, Art. 24; AP I, Art. 78(1); AP II, Art. 4(3)(e); See Rule 129 13 AP II, Art. 4(3)(b); Rule 105; See GC IV, Art. 24 Note: the commentary references Rules 55 (access for humanitarian relief to civilians in need; 118 provision of basic necessities to persons deprived of their liberty; and 131 (treatment of displaced persons) with respect to access to education, food, and health care.
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The Greek Cypriot side has been continuing to misinform the international
community by portraying the Cyprus problem as one of “occupation”. It is crucial to
underline in this regard that none of the United Nations Security Council r esolutions
on Cyprus describe the legitimate and justified Turkish presence on the island, in line
with the 1960 International Cyprus Treaties, as an “occupation”. In fact, the only
occupation on the island is the occupation of the seat of the government by the Greek
Cypriot administration since 1963.
(...) This large-scale violence and ensuing gross human rights violations necessitated the
United Nations Security Council to deploy the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in
Cyprus in 1964 in order to stop the bloodshed and the atrocities perpetrated against
the Turkish Cypriot people.
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The impact of the fiscal loss to occupation has been compounded by the substantial decline in donor support to the PNA. (...) Palestinian women pay the heaviest cost under occupation
The report highlights the distinct plight of Palestinian women under occupation. (...) Under occupation, the agricultural sector has diminished with the continuous loss of land and water.
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Governments, regional bodies and partners must act on the International Health Regulations and put the health workforce at its core.
Occupational health & safety / decent work: In accordance with ILO/WHO recommendations iii , health workers at the frontline of the fight against Ebola must be supported, through the provision of personal protective equipment, supplies and training to conduct their work and maximize their occupational health and safety. (...) The same principles should be applied to mitigate occupational risks to health workers from the infection, prevention and control of other communicable diseases.
(...) To ensure continuing investment beyond the Ebola epidemic, the Board further calls upon governments, regional bodies and the international community to:
Ensure health worker’s rights and protection as per the ILO/WHO recommendations on the occupational safety and health of health workers, and as the United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted in December 2014.
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The holding of any physical hearing, in whole or in part, should consider the issues set out in the
attached Occupational Health and Safety Protocol and the Chamber should consult with the
necessary sections of the Registry sufficiently in advance of the proposed hearing in order to ensure
clarity as to the details of the occupational health and safety measures to be put in place for each
specific hearing. (...) The present Guidelines are intended to be temporary in nature and may be modified or abolished
by the Presidency, in consultation with the judges, at any time.
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Occupational Health and Safety Protocol for the holding of
Court hearings during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This occupational health and safety protocol identifies the key matters to be regulated when holding a
physical hearing, in whole or in part, on the premises of the Court.
(...) It is essential that, before any physical
hearing, in whole or in part takes place, the Occupational Health Unit (‘OHU’) should be given ample time
to conduct a case-specific medical risk assessment of the hearing.
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INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION
INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNIONCOUNCILDocument C97/114-E 25 June 1997 Original: EnglishGENEVA — 1997 SESSION — (18 - 27 JUNE) Resolution 1106 (approved at the sixth Plenary Meeting) IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TRIPARTITE CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT The Council, recalling – Resolution 1 adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994), which recognizes the need to adapt ITU's management systems, including its systems for managing human resources; – its Resolution 1095, adopted at its 1996 session, establishing the Tripartite Consultative Group on Human Resources Management, taking account of resolution 51/216 (United Nations common system) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly during its 51st session in 1996, and particularly Section C.7 thereof, having considered the report of the Tripartite Consultative Group on Human Resources Management contained in Document C97/45, resolves 1 a) that a merit award scheme be implemented to reward a limited number of staff members in recognition of their outstanding performance or specific achievements in a given year; b) that the scheme shall be implemented on the basis of the criteria and procedures proposed by the Tripartite Consultative Group and described in the report thereof (Annex 2 to Document C97/45); c) that the number of staff members granted merit awards shall not exceed 5% of the total number of appointed staff members in each category, namely Professional and higher and General Service; d) that the merit award scheme be implemented for a trial period of two years; 2 a) that a personal promotion scheme be implemented in order to give staff in occupational groups with limited career opportunities the possibility of being treated on an equal footing with staff members having more frequent promotion opportunities; b) that the scheme shall be implemented on the basis of the criteria and procedures proposed by the Tripartite Consultative Group and described in the report thereof (Annex 3 to Document C97/45); c) that the number of staff members granted a personal promotion shall not exceed 5% of the total number of posts that exist in each category, namely Professional and General Service; d) that the criteria defined and implemented for the granting of personal promotions shall, after a reasonable period of application, be reconsidered and, if necessary, modified, in order to adapt them to the prevailing situation, further resolves that, in order to prepare for the next Plenipotentiary Conference, the Tripartite Consultative Group on Human Resources Management shall continue its work until the next session of the Council in 1998, including the holding of a meeting, with the same mandate as that set out in Resolution 1095 and following the same procedures, instructs the Secretary-General 1 to implement a merit award scheme and a personal promotion scheme in accordance with the conditions laid down in the present Resolution; 2 to study the amendments to the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules in force that would be necessitated by implementation of these schemes and, as necessary, to draft proposed amendments to the Regulations for consideration by the next session of the Council; 3 to report to each session of the Council on implementation of the merit award and personal promotion schemes; 4 to inform the Council on the status of the coordination undertaken between the Union and other agencies in the common system, as referred to in resolution 51/216 of the United Nations General Assembly; 5 to continue, in so far as available funds permit, to provide assistance to the work of the Tripartite Group.
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The determining factors are called the urban parameters, and comprise the use, intensity, occupation, and percentage of green areas. All these parameters determine the potential of each spatial unit or plot to be developed. (...) Distancing requirements might necessitate more common spaces, reducing the space available for private development.
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