REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION :ADDENDUM
The Special Rapporteur
will bring attention to sanitation and hygiene, which otherwise tend to be overshadowed by
water issues. Challenges to realizing the human rights to water and sanitation may also be
exacerbated in certain environmental, political, economic or demographic situations. (...) Indeed, the Special Rapporteur’s thorough analysis of key themes, principles
and practices will serve as a basis for establishing an effective dialogue with multiple
stakeholders on essential issues related to eliminating inequalities in access and realizing the
human rights to water and sanitation. (...) He considers it of
paramount importance that his mandate be used as an opportunity to channel the extensive range
of expertise and experiences that already exists around the world into the common, universal
goal of realizing the human rights to water and sanitation for all.
VISIT TO MALAYSIA : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON EXTREME POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The Government has a real opportunity to become a true champion of poverty
reduction by improving the lives of many facing hardship and realizing the poverty
eradication ambitions of the new economic policy. (...) Most importantly, as UNICEF has noted, the
system has “virtually no redistributive or poverty reduction impact”.51 That is because of
inadequate investment, expenditure failing to keep pace with GDP growth and schemes that
provide only small irregular benefits.52 There is a lack of employee safety nets and income
support for disadvantaged persons, such as the unemployed, single parents, persons with
disabilities and older persons, remains ad hoc, insufficiently targeted and incapable of
44 Stewart Nixon, Hidekatsu Asada and Vincent Koen, “Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia” OECD
working papers No. 1371 (January 2017), pp. 11–12.
45 Jacqueline David, “RM 1,100 minimum monthly wage comes into effect”, Borneo Post Online, 2
46 Department of Statistics, Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey Report 2016, table 1.11, pp.
47 Stewart Nixon, Hidekatsu Asada and Vincent Koen, “Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia”, p. 18.
48 World Bank, Malaysia Economic Monitor, December 2019: Making Ends Meet, p. 48.
49 World Bank, Malaysia Economic Monitor, December 2018: Realizing Human Potential, pp. 34 and
36, and Malaysia Economic Monitor, December 2019: Making Ends Meet, pp. 42 and 50.
50 Stewart Nixon, Hidekatsu Asada and Vincent Koen, “Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia”, p. 23.
51 Submission by UNICEF Malaysia, p.2.
(...) As of 2017, the median monthly
income for a household without formal education was RM 1,100 (US$ 270), compared to
RM 3,400 (US$ 836) for those with a tertiary education.61 Malaysia has made impressive
progress in increasing school enrolment rates, including universal primary education. 62
However, attrition from the school system is a major challenge, especially for low-income
53 Stewart Nixon, Hidekatsu Asada and Vincent Koen, “Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia”, pp. 10
54 World Bank, Malaysia Economic Monitor, December 2018: Realizing Human Potential, p. 65.
55 UNICEF Malaysia, “Children without: a study of urban child poverty and deprivation in low-cost
flats in Kuala Lumpur”, p. 24.
56 Stewart Nixon, Hidekatsu Asada and Vincent Koen, “Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia,” p. 28.
57 World Bank, Malaysia Economic Monitor, December 2018: Realizing Human Potential, pp. 62–63.
58 Ibid, p. 61.
59 Stewart Nixon, Hidekatsu Asada and Vincent Koen, “Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia,” p. 28.
60 Department of Statistics, Household Income and Basic Amenities Survey Report 2016, p. 98.
61 Ibid., “Salaries and wages survey report 2017”, available from https://bit.ly/2KnJEwn.
62 World Bank, Malaysia Economic Monitor, December 2018: Realizing Human Potential, pp. 54 and
LETTER DATED 23 JUNE 2020 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
Calls on the international community to take steps against the Israeli occupation
and its colonial practices that jeopardize the fundamentals of the rule-based
international order, not to recognize the illegal status of Israeli settlement on the
Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, or help to sustain it in any
way, as well as take all the necessary legal countermeasures that include refraining
from dealings with any Israeli government that endorses its annexation agenda,
imposing economic and political sanctions on Israel, boycotting the Israeli colonial
system, illegal Israeli settlements and their products, in addition to ensuring
accountability measures, with a view to ending the Israeli colonial occupation and
realizing national independence of the State of Palestine based on 1967 borders, with
Al-Quds al-Sharif as its capital.
8. Declares its support for the Palestinian leadership’s decisions of 19 May 2020,
while reiterating that peace and security in the Middle East, as a strategic option,
cannot be achieved without ending Israel’s illegal, colonial occupation of the State of
Palestine, including Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Arab territories occupied since June
1967; and calls on the international community to make every effort necessary to end
this illegal occupation, and to help the Palestinian people achieve their inalienable
rights and fulfill their legitimate national aspirations, including exercising their right
to self-determination, realizing sovereignty and independence of the State of Palestine,
with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, and reaching a just solution to the question of
Palestinian refugees in compliance with the principles of international law, relevant
UN resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, which was adopted by the Extraordinary
Islamic Summit of Mecca (2005).
LETTER DATED 2 DECEMBER 2019 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF UZBEKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY GENERAL
In this regard, we confirm our intention to continue active cooperation in the
sphere of forming effective regional system of transport corridors and realizing
enormous transit potential of Central Asia. (...) The parties agreed on the need to pay special permanent attention to the
problems of youth and take joint measures and adopt programs aimed at supporting
young people in realizing their potential, as well as developing dialogue and
cooperation among youth organizations of the states of the region in the spheres of
culture, science, technologies, entrepreneurship, etc.
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT : WRITTEN SUBMISSION BY THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA: NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
The NHRCK is a national human rights institution founded for the purpose of protecting
and enhancing the inviolable rights of each and every person, realizing our dignity and
worthiness as human beings, and establishing a democratic social order, and has been
conducting its missions to promote compliance with international human rights standards
and implement human rights in Korea.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION, VERNOR MUÎNOZ VILLALOBOS : ADDENDUM
PROGRESS MADE AND OBSTACLES ENCOUNTERED
IN REALIZING THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION ............................... 24 - 70 10
A. (...) PROGRESS MADE AND OBSTACLES ENCOUNTERED IN
REALIZING THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
24. The Special Rapporteur acknowledges the Kingdom of Morocco’s strong political
commitment and its efforts to promote the right to education for its citizens and notes that the
education reform is one of the Government’s principal concerns. (...) Another major obligation of States parties in terms of realizing the right to education is to
make education accessible to all, particularly the most disadvantaged groups, without
LETTER DATED 25 SEPTEMBER 2015 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
If such practices are continuously fostered and connived, the international human rights
arena will become a political confrontation theatre for serving interests of individual countries,
not one for realizing genuine dialogue and cooperation.
It is the consistent stand of the DPRK to wish for dialogue and cooperation for the protection
and promotion of genuine human rights but to strongly reject dialogue and cooperation targeting
sinister political purposes.
PROTECTION OF PERSONS DETAINED OR IMPRISONED AS A RESULT OF THEIR STRUGGLE AGIANST APARTHEID, RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, COLONIALISM, AGGRESSION AND FOREIGN OCCUPATION AND FOR SELF-DETERMINATION, INDEPENDENCE AND SOCIAL PROGRESS FOR THEIR PEOPLE
mitted, by reason of their poht1cal opm10ns or conv1c-
Noting that these persons are often exposed to sp~cial
dangers as regards the protection of their human nghts
and fundamental freedoms,
Realizing, therefore, that special attentio~ should
be given to the full respect of the human nghts and
fundamental freedoms of these persons,
NOTE VERBALE DATED 6 SEPTEMBER 2021 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF ARMENIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
It is noteworthy that along with these provocative actions, the President of Azerbaijan
circulates the so called “Zangezur corridor” formulation which stands in full contradiction
with the trilateral joint statements of November 9, 2020, and January 11, 2021, particularly
the provision on unblocking the existing economic and regional links. While realizing that
these claims, which violate the international law, are baseless, the Azerbaijani side tries to
bring forward the argument of its readiness to use force to this end.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION :ADDENDUM
Such an explicit recognition is a critical
first step, since it provides a strong legal foundation for, and demonstrates a clear
commitment to, realizing these rights for everyone in the country. (...) The county sanitation profiles
include assessments of indicators on the enabling environment for sanitation, including
7 Kenya, Ministry of Health, and UNICEF, Realizing Open Defecation Free (ODF) Rural Kenya:
Achievements and the Road Ahead (2014), p. vi.
(...) Sustainability is a fundamental human rights principle and an essential element for
realizing the human rights to water and sanitation.