PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT :INFORMATION PRESENTED BY THE EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF THE GREAT BRITAIN : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
The Francis Inquiry Report details 'a story of terrible and unnecessary suffering of hundreds
of people who were failed by a system which ignored the warning signs of poor care and
put corporate self-interest and cost control ahead of patients and their safety.' 3 .
(...) For example, many
concerns were raised about older people not being given support they needed to eat and
drink. (...) Close to home: An inquiry into older people and
human rights in home care. Available at: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/legal-and-
NOTE VERBALE DATED 15 SEPTEMBER 2011 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF YEMEN TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
• Since the beginning of this crisis, the relevant authorities have taken a set of measures and
actions to solve this crisis and reduce the suffering of people. This includes the importation
of petroleum products from abroad with all associated extra financial burdens on the state
• The government is exerting considerable and doubled efforts to address the problems of
continued power cuts in some governorate as a result of the sabotage acts of some militias
affiliated to JMP parties despite the repeated and continued attacks on different sites for the
purpose of dispersing government efforts and doubling the suffering of people to provoke
the resentment of people against the government. (...) Light was not shed
on this human, social and economic suffering representing a flagrant violation to human
LETTER DATED 1 DECEMBER 2020 FROM THE REPRESENTATIVES OF MOROCCO, SWEDEN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
must act now and put in place the necessary early action and preparedness measures
to save lives and prevent future hardship and suffering. Funding should be rapid and
flexible to enable a fast and effective response. (...) Without such access and movement,
humanitarian assistance may be unable to reach those in need, increasing
humanitarian suffering and loss of life and needs of affected people may be
exacerbated, as service provision declines, humanitarian suffering and loss of life will
escalate and funding requirements will increase. (...) The
devastating impacts of this pandemic may cause more people to be affected in
humanitarian crises; we must do all we can now in partnership to prevent, mitigate,
respond and prepare.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 6 APRIL 2021 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
The United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is deeply concerned about the suffering of the
Yemeni people caused by the conflict instigated by Houthi militias against the legitimate
Government of Yemen. The UAE drew down its forces from Yemen in 2019, and it continues
to prioritize humanitarian and political support to resolve the conflict and alleviate the
suffering of the Yemeni people.1
2. The UAE is a strong supporter of the Riyadh Agreements of 5 November 2019, and
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other partners’ efforts, such as the United States, to resolve
the conflict. (...) In summary, the UAE continues to be deeply concerned about the suffering of the
Yemeni people caused by the ongoing conflict.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 2007/07/23 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Participants agreed that there is a need for urgent action to achieve a comprehensive
political agreement to end the conflict and the long suffering of the people in Darfur,
especially those in the IDP camps and refugees;
VII. (...) Expressed appreciation to the wider international community for their active support to
the efforts to end the conflict and the suffering of the people in Darfur. Participants
appealed to all concerned to ensure that support for the AU-UN led process are
consistent, transparent and unambiguous;
XVI. (...) Expressed gratitude to the Leader of the Revolution and to the Libyan people for
hosting the second international meeting on the situation in Darfur and for the
hospitality extended to the participants.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 2009/01/06 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF CUBA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Such violent and illegal military actions and the continued collective punishment of the
Palestinian people have deepened the suffering of innocent and defenceless Palestinians in the
Gaza Strip, who are already greatly suffering from continued imposition of the crippling Israeli
siege and the ensuing humanitarian crisis.
(...) In this context, NAM calls upon Israel to end the collective punishment of the Palestinian
people and to allow for the immediate and sustained opening of the Gaza Strip’s border
crossings to ensure the free access of humanitarian aid and other essential supplies and
goods as well as to facilitate the passage of persons to and from the Gaza Strip.
(...) In this
context, NAM reaffirms its commitment to a peaceful solution of the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict and to the right of the Palestinian people to exercise self-determination and
sovereignty in their independent State of Palestine, on the basis of the 1967 borders, with
East Jerusalem as its capital.
WRITTEN SUBMISSION BY THE STATE OF PALESTINE: INDEPENDENT COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS - NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT
The number of destroyed housing
units, according to the latest available statistics, was estimated at about (16,115) housing
units, while the number of displaced people due to the complete or partial destruction of their
homes or for fear of bombing was estimated at about (74) thousand displaced people, most
of whom are women and children. (...) The population of Batn al-Hawa neighbourhood is 800 people, making
90 families, who suffer the threat of forced displacement and ethnic cleansing by the Israeli
occupation and settlement associations. (...) ICHR also calls
for pressuring Israel into facilitating the movement of people and goods to provide all basic
life necessities such as fuel, food and medicine for the Gaza Strip, allow humanitarian aid to
enter the Gaza Strip, all of which can alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 7 OCTOBER 2020 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSIONS OF BAHRAIN, SAUDI ARABIA, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, EGYPT AND THE SUDAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Response of the Coalition Forces Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen to
the Report of the Group of International and Regional Experts on
Yemen for the year 2020
The Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen renews its deep concern about the suffering
of the Yemeni people caused by the conflict instigated by Houthi militias, and the coalition
affirms its commitment to providing the assistance that the legitimate Yemeni Government,
supported by Security Council resolutions, is asking for, and to provide the basic
humanitarian needs for the Yemeni people. (...) The Coalition has continued in
the last year to provide essential security, humanitarian, and other support to the Yemeni
people and to their Legitimate Government.
2. In light of the Houthi militias continuing to threaten international peace and security
with the support of Iran, and increasing the suffering of the Yemeni people in all aspects of
living and security, in light of the conditions of global closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic
and the Group’s inability to conduct any visits, the report of the Regional and International
Experts Group issued in the document No. (...) The Group continues to largely ignore not only its mandate to work on “reconciliation
and healing”, as mandated by the UN Human Rights Council, but also the wishes of the
Yemeni people. It is in dereliction of its responsibility to constructively contribute to a
solution to the conflict and the Yemeni suffering.
HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN PALESTINE AND OTHER OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES : INFORMATION / PRESENTED BY THE PALESTINIAN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ; NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT
is quite extensive: killings; shootings; assassination or targeted killings; bombardment;
incursions into Palestinian cities; intensified blockades; closures, collective punishment; arbitrary
arrests; continued "jewishizing" of Jerusalem; destruction of Palestinian infrastructure; home
demolitions; the construction of the annexation wall and confiscation of land for that purpose;
the ongoing settlement and settlers' attacks on Palestinian civilians and their properties; daily
humiliation of Palestinians at checkpoints; and restriction of movements of people and goods.
The military aggression launched by Israeli occupation forces against the Gaza Strip
resulted in the death of 1437 persons including 417 children, 108 women, 16 medical personnel
and the injury of 5500 persons, many of them suffering permanent physical disabilities. (...) Yet, Israeli air raids have targeted public and private properties of the
Palestinian people and the basic foundations of its existence in a systematic manner. For example,
the air-raids targeted the headquarters of the Palestinian Legislative Council, the Ministry of
Education, and the Ministry of Justice which are not considered the property of the Hamas
movement or any specific political party, but rather the property of all the Palestinian people.
The destruction of these public institutions will lead to severe and long-term damage to the rights
and assets of the Palestinian people.
LETTER DATED 6 MAY 2022 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ALBANIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
point of it all when people are suffering in so many parts of the world?
(...) And what is absolutely staggered by the tremendous suffering that the
people of the USSR in today's Russia and today's Ukraine suffered at the hands of
National Socialism. (...) But people have lost everything. People have fled with nothing.