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Vesna Blazhevska 2020-09-19T09:42:13-04:00 18 Sep 2020 | Featured , Press material | UN urges bold action for world to recover from COVID-19 and build a better future for all Gallery UN urges bold action for world to recover from COVID-19 and build a better future for all New York, 18 September 2020 – Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly will open with a special high-level event underscoring anew the urgency of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a pathway to a healthier, more equitable and more peaceful world.
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Score: 125021.45 - https://www.un.org/sustainable...uthor/vesna-blazhevska/page/2/
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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MECHANISM FOR INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED USE OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS July 2017 FACT SHEET OUTER SPACE AND DISARMAMENT Efforts in the United Nations to maintain outer space as a realm free of conflict and open for the benefit to all States began in 1957, months prior to the launch of the first artificial satellite into Earth orbit.
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Score: 163821.56 - https://www.un.org/disarmament...r-Space-Fact-Sheet-Jul2017.pdf
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What image often comes to mind when you think about it? I once visited a camp of internally displaced people and came across a young child, about a year old.
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Score: 316135.45 - https://www.un.org/africarenew.../i-keeping-population-informed
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Microsoft Word - Document1 Convention on the Rights of the Child Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989 entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49 Preamble The States Parties to the present Convention, Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Bearing in mind that the peoples of the United Nations have, in the Charter, reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person, and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, Recognizing that the United Nations has, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenants on Human Rights, proclaimed and agreed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, Recalling that, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has proclaimed that childhood is entitled to special care and assistance, Convinced that the family, as the fundamental group of society and the natural environment for the growth and well-being of all its members and particularly children, should be afforded the necessary protection and assistance so that it can fully assume its responsibilities within the community, Recognizing that the child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding, Considering that the child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society, and brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, and in particular in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity, Bearing in mind that the need to extend particular care to the child has been stated in the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924 and in the Declaration of the Rights of the Child adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1959 and recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (in particular in articles 23 and 24), in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (in particular in article 10) and in the statutes and relevant instruments of specialized agencies and international organizations concerned with the welfare of children, Bearing in mind that, as indicated in the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, "the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth", Recalling the provisions of the Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with Special Reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally; the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (The Beijing Rules) ; and the Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict, Recognizing that, in all countries in the world, there are children living in exceptionally difficult conditions, and that such children need special consideration, 2 Taking due account of the importance of the traditions and cultural values of each people for the protection and harmonious development of the child, Recognizing the importance of international co- operation for improving the living conditions of children in every country, in particular in the developing countries, Have agreed as follows: PART I Article 1 For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier. (...) PART III Article 46 The present Convention shall be open for signature by all States. Article 47 The present Convention is subject to ratification. (...) Article 48 The present Convention shall remain open for accession by any State. The instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
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Score: 421978.9 - https://www.un.org/en/genocide...atrocity-crimes/Doc.20_crc.pdf
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Attendance 42 UN Secretariat entities were represented1 by 69 meeting participants, representing a total of 20 duty stations2. Synopsis Opening • The Coordinator for Multilingualism recalled the network had considerably expanded with the implementation of the delegation of authority and welcomed the appointment of at least two focal points per entity to ensure business continuity. (...) It was expected that informal consultations, to be co-chaired by Andorra and Colombia, would start in January 2022. • She called on the multilingualism focal points’ cooperation to support the compilation of inputs when the consultations open, highlighting the following topics, which were expected to brought up by the Member States: (a) the development of a strategic policy framework on multilingualism; (b) guidelines on setting language requirements in job openings; (c) language assessments in staff selection; (d) the UN Language Framework; (e) the inventory of the staff’s language skills; (f) language parity among the six official languages on UN websites; and (g) the availability UN webcast video recordings in the official languages. b) Update from the Joint Inspection Unit • The Coordinator for Multilingualism briefed the focal points about the recommendations contained in the latest JIU report on multilingualism (JIU/REP/2020/6)as well as the SG’s feedback on the report contained in his note A/75/960/Add.1. 1 CTED, DESA, DGACM, DGC, DMSPC, DMSPC/OHR, DOS, DPO/DPPA, ECA, ECLAC, EOSG, ESCAP, ESCWA, Ethics Office, MINUSCA, MINUSMA, OCHA, ODA, OHCHR, OIOS, OSESG-YEMEN, OSRSG CAC, OSRSG SAV, OSRSG SVC, OVRA, UNAMA, UNAMI, UNCTAD, UNDRR, UNEP, UNIFIL, UNISFA, UNMISS, UNOCA, UNOG, UNOMS, UNON, UNOV, UNRGID, UNSMIL, UNSOM/UNSOS, UNTSO/UNSCO. 2 Abyei, Addis Ababa, Bagdad, Bamako, Bangkok, Bangui, Beirut, Geneva, Jerusalem, Kabul, Libreville, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Naqoura, New York, Paris, Sanaa, Santiago, Tripoli, Vienna. http://www.undocs.org/a/75/798 http://www.undocs.org/JIU/REP/2020/6 http://www.undocs.org/JIU/REP/2020/6 https://www.undocs.org/A/75/960/Add.1 Meeting of Multilingualism Focal Points 2 of 3 (15 Nov. 2021) c) Update from the Management Committee • Recalling the role and membership of the Management Committee, the Coordinator stated that he had been regularly requested to brief the Committee on issues pertaining with multilingualism. (...) The Committee further requested that the guidelines (to be developed) on setting language requirements in job openings, build on the newly finalized UN Language Framework.
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Score: 226421.88 - https://www.un.org/dgacm/sites...iles/synopsis_-_2021_11_15.pdf
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Victims’ associations and civil society organizations advocating for victims’ rights should be able to operate in an open civic space without fear of reprisal. 16. The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate has advocated for the rights of victims of terrorism, in particular the need to address their humanitarian requirements.
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Score: 47037.57 - https://www.un.org/victimsofte...sting_victims_of_terrorism.pdf
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A/RES/61/295 3 Action,3 affirm the fundamental importance of the right to self-determination of all peoples, by virtue of which they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development, Bearing in mind that nothing in this Declaration may be used to deny any peoples their right to self-determination, exercised in conformity with international law, Convinced that the recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples in this Declaration will enhance harmonious and cooperative relations between the State and indigenous peoples, based on principles of justice, democracy, respect for human rights, non-discrimination and good faith, Encouraging States to comply with and effectively implement all their obligations as they apply to indigenous peoples under international instruments, in particular those related to human rights, in consultation and cooperation with the peoples concerned, Emphasizing that the United Nations has an important and continuing role to play in promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples, Believing that this Declaration is a further important step forward for the recognition, promotion and protection of the rights and freedoms of indigenous peoples and in the development of relevant activities of the United Nations system in this field, Recognizing and reaffirming that indigenous individuals are entitled without discrimination to all human rights recognized in international law, and that indigenous peoples possess collective rights which are indispensable for their existence, well-being and integral development as peoples, Recognizing that the situation of indigenous peoples varies from region to region and from country to country and that the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical and cultural backgrounds should be taken into consideration, Solemnly proclaims the following United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a standard of achievement to be pursued in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect: Article 1 Indigenous peoples have the right to the full enjoyment, as a collective or as individuals, of all human rights and fundamental freedoms as recognized in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 4 and international human rights law. (...) Article 27 States shall establish and implement, in conjunction with indigenous peoples concerned, a fair, independent, impartial, open and transparent process, giving due recognition to indigenous peoples’ laws, traditions, customs and land tenure systems, to recognize and adjudicate the rights of indigenous peoples pertaining to their lands, territories and resources, including those which were traditionally owned or otherwise occupied or used.
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Score: 260497.92 - https://www.un.org/en/genocide...hts%20indigenous%20peoples.pdf
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