REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ON HER MISSION TO KAZAKHSTAN
In accordance with the
accessibility objectives set under the national disability strategy and action plan (see para.
22 above), a major assessment of 30,000 public and private buildings open to the general
public was conducted; it was found that 77.4 per cent had been brought in compliance with
the minimum accessibility standards. (...) The law on architecture, constructions and urban planning has been supplemented
with new provisions to ensure that all new buildings, public and private, are made
accessible from the outset. New mandatory construction and planning standards, which
provide for the application of universal design features to all new goods, products, facilities,
technologies and services, have been introduced. (...) With regard to community support services, since 2009, the Government has
outsourced the provision of disability-specific services to private service providers,
including organizations of persons with disabilities, that were more effective in reaching
out to persons living in remote areas.
REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT ON ITS 12TH SESSION : ADDENDUM
The existence of disaggregated data on ethnicity
is to enable private and public organizations to monitor equal opportunities/anti-
discrimination policies, and for resource allocation and service provision.
25. (...) The EMESG developed a five-
point framework for public and private sector employers to enable them to recognize and
address any biased recruitment practices they may have experienced, encouraging them to
monitor their recruitment practices, employee experiences and adjust policy and practice
34. (...) Civil society representatives suggested that health inequalities are caused by a combination
of structural factors (such as limited access to health services and access to appropriate
information and advice)； social factors (such as immigration status, social capital, peer
support)； economic factors (poverty, housing, employment)； culture and beliefs (faith,
beliefs about health, symptom recognition and comprehension)； and individual factors
(such as priorities, preferences and psychological factors).
50. The Working Group appreciates the steps taken to promote equality in health,
including the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which created a new National Health
System (NHS) Commissioning Board with an explicit duty to promote and tackle
inequalities in access to health care； the NHS Equality and Diversity Council, which aims
to improve the equality performance of the NHS for both patients and staff； the NHS
Equality Delivery System, which is an equality assurance framework； the voluntary
agreement between the DH and the Equality and Human Rights Commission； the DH
Equality Objectives, which have an Action Plan for 2012-2016, and the creation of a
Ministerial Working Group working on equality in mental health.
LETTER DATED 2000/09/08 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF BRAZIL TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
The participation of the private sector—both business executives and workers —
as well as the support of society as a whole, is a guarantee that these processes will
continue and succeed. (...) On that occasion, ways to stimulate and
facilitate the full engagement of private initiatives in the process of infrastructure
modernization in the region should be examined.
(...) This effort should include an exploration, by the governments and multilateral lending
institutions, of innovative avenues for leveraging private capital to finance projects
which can open up trade opportunities and fairly share the risks and rewards among
public- and private-sector participants.
LETTER DATED 21 DECEMBER 2012 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF KAZAKHSTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
media outlets function in the country of which approximately, 90% are private.
Today Kazakhstan is an important international center of inter-cultural and
inter-religious dialogue. (...) Creating an effective private sector economy and developing public private
• The attitude towards budgeting processes must become as careful and thoughtful,
as to private investments. In other words, not a single tenge from the budget
should be wasted.
LETTER DATED 6 OCTOBER 2021 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MALAWI TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
We call for
multi-stakeholder partnerships that will bring together government, private sector,
civil society, academia and communities focusing on integrated adaptation, mitigation
and resilience planning at national and local levels. (...) We also call for a
dedicated financing mechanism that delivers catalytic investment capital for SMEs
and small investment projects in African LDCs and Haiti to mobilize sustainable
private investments that advance the SDGs and act as a crisis facility to mitigate the
effects of COVID-19.
32. (...) We also call upon creditors, both public and private, for
additional effective measures to facilitate financing of our economic development,
including access to grants and concessional resources for investment in critically
needed infrastructure and development projects to avoid further indebtedness.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION, CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE :ADDENDUM
Through the same sector reform, a private operator, Sénégalaise des Eaux,
became responsible for operating the public water service in those urban areas. (...) The Directorate monitors the quality of
drinking water and promotes activities to sensitize communities on hygiene standards.
E. Private sector involvement in the provision of water
28. (...) Moreover, regardless of the chosen modalities
of concession to the private sector, further attention to the regulation of the water and
sanitation sectors is crucial (see paragraphs 33 to 37 below), and Senegal must, at least,
empower an independent monitoring body to ensure that both public and private providers
deliver sanitation and water to all without discrimination, at affordable costs and with
VISIT TO FIJI :REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, DAINIUS PŪRAS
As well as the public health-care system, Fiji has some 130 private general practitioner
clinics and three private hospitals. Most private clinics provide outpatient services during the
day, while private hospitals deliver secondary and tertiary health care, provided at the
expense of the person receiving the care. While private facilities do not receive government
funding as such, some schemes direct public funding to the private sector, such as public
grants for kidney treatment or government payments to private pharmacies to provide
individuals covered by the public health care with certain services free of charge.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ON HER VISIT TO PARAGUAY : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Special Rapporteur also held working sessions with numerous organizations of and for
persons with disabilities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), human rights
organizations, private media and international partners. At the Government’s invitation, she
gave a presentation at a seminar of the High-level Authorities on Human Rights of the
Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) held in Asunción.
4. (...) The Special
Rapporteur urges all municipal authorities, including through the Municipal Council for the
Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities of Asunción, to pay urgent attention to this
matter and to take the measures necessary to ensure physical access to public and private
spaces throughout the country.
B. Access to information and communication
27. (...) However, in both the public and private sectors, the
media broadcast campaigns run by charitable associations that have a negative impact,
reinforce stereotypes and help to maintain the public perception that persons with
disabilities are objects of charity rather than subjects of rights.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, DAINIUS PÅURAS
provision and financing of health care has emerged, in certain sectors, encouraged by public
policy. (...) A/HRC/29/33/Add.1
health-care system consists of tax-funded and Government-run universal services and a
fast-growing private sector. Public sector health services are organized and are centrally
administered by the Ministry of Health, which exerts little regulatory power over the
20. (...) Elements of that challenge
include the increased expectations of health-care consumers; the growth of the private
sector and out-of pocket payments in health-care system; the presence of a large population
of non-nationals in the working force; and the drain of medical doctors and nurses from
public to private sector.
VISIT TO QATAR : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND RELATED INTOLERANCE
Although States may make distinctions between citizens and non-citizens, including
with respect to exclusions, restrictions and preferences, these may not be applied in a
racially discriminatory manner or as a pretext for racial discrimination. (...) At the same time, discrimination and inequality are also a
product of Qatari public and private sector policies and practices. The Government must
take urgent steps to dismantle what is in effect a quasi-caste system based on national origin.
(...) Reports the Special Rapporteur received during her visit highlighted the prevalence of
racial and ethnic profiling by police and traffic authorities, and even private security forces
working in public parks and in shopping malls across Doha.