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Deputy Secretary-General's video message to COP26 side event, "Ambition from the Frontlines: Recognizing Champions with the Climate Promise” | Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas Skip to main content Bienvenidos a las Naciones Unidas Toggle navigation Idioma: English Secretario General Search the United Nations Search A-Z Site Index Toggle navigation Portada Cargo Biografía La función del Secretario General Nombramiento Visión Visión estratégica (pdf) Juramento (12 de diciembre de 2016) Nombramiento formal (13 de octubre de 2016) Nombramiento oficial (4 de abril de 2016) Equipo Vicesecretaria General Grupo Superior de Gestión Representantes y Enviados Especiales Vacantes de nivel superior Reserva de Talentos para Puestos Directivos Superiores Vacantes de personal directivo superior Otras vacantes Agenda Programa Viajes oficiales Mensajes/informes Mensajes Memoria sobre la labor de la Organización Informes al Consejo de seguridad Informes a la Asamblea General Informes al ECOSOC Medios Oficina del Portavoz Declaraciones Artículos de prensa y artículos de opinión Declaraciones del Portavoz Comunicados de prensa Galería de fotos Spanish translation unavailable for Deputy Secretary-General's video message to COP26 side event, "Ambition from the Frontlines: Recognizing Champions with the Climate Promise” .
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LETTER DATED 11 JULY 2019 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF PORTUGAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
A/73/949 19-12164 2/6 Anexo de la carta de fecha 11 de julio de 2018 dirigida al Secretario General por el Representante Permanente de Portugal ante las Naciones Unidas Lisboa+21 Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes 2019 Convened in the World Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth 2019 and the Youth Forum Lisboa+21, organized by the Portuguese Government and the Portuguese National Youth Council, in cooperation with United Nations-system partners, in Lisboa, on the 22nd and the 23rd of June 2019, Reaffirming the World Programme of Action for Youth adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 50/81 of 14 December 1995 and 62/126 of 18 December 2007, which provides a policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people around the world, within fifteen youth priori ty areas; Recalling further General Assembly resolution 70/1 of 25 September 2015, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, in which for the first time the Assembly recognized children and youth as agents of change, and recognizing that the Sustainable Development Goals are integrated, indivisible and universal in nature, and therefore that all of them apply to youth; Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all human rights instruments relevant, to protect promote and fulfil the human rights of all young people, as well as regional human rights instruments that particularly target youth or are relevant to young people; Affirming the pioneer role of the Lisbon Declaration on Youth Policies and Programmes (1998) and recalling the relevance of its commitments, and further recognizing the International Youth Years celebrated thereto, Welcoming the establishment of the function of the United Nations Secretary- General’s Envoy on Youth (2013) and underlining the Envoy’s important task, as Chair of the High-Level Steering Committee for the United Nations Youth Strategy “Youth 2030” (2018); Reiterating the need to protect, promote and fulfil the human rights of all young people in all their diversity and recognizing that the human rights of all young people are not fully realized and further underlining the importance of addressing the specific needs of all young people, giving particular attention to young women and girls, marginalized groups and young people belonging to vulnerable groups or in vulnerable situations, including indigenous youth, youth in rural areas, youth with disabilities, young migrants or those who face discrimination based on any other ground or on multiple grounds, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commitment to leave no one behind and reach the furthest behind first; Express further concern that adolescent girls and young women continue to encounter and be disproportionally affected by significant legal, cultural, social and economic barriers affecting their empowerment and equal opportunities to reach their full potential due to discriminatory laws, stereotypes and sexism from a young age, institutions, attitudes and harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, unequal pay for work of equal value, adolescent pregnancy, sexual and gender-based violence, lack of political inclusion, unpaid care work, legal impediments and restrictions and securing employment, lower wages, and further acknowledge that age and gender are characteristics that often intersect, add to and multiply discrimination based on other grounds; A/73/949 3/6 19-12164 Acknowledging that the current generation of youth is the largest one ever and reaffirming that a large youth population presents a unique demographic dividend that can contribute to lasting peace and to achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions: economic, social, and environmental, if inclusive and effective policies are in place; Recognizing that the international community faces increasing challenges posed by today’s rapidly changing environment and marked by evolving and mutually- reinforced shifts of geopolitical, demographic, climatic, technological, social, cultural and economic nature, creating unparalleled conditions for progress but, upending the established order, and creating new and interlinked challenges for youth and societies at large in ensuring respect for their human rights in all areas; Acknowledging that meaningful youth participation, engagement and empowerment are instrumental in all stages of youth policymaking processes and decision-making processes that affect young people’s lives at local, national, regional and international levels, and that youth remain largely excluded from formal decision-making and political participation, and recognizing further that new forms of political, economic, cultural and societal engagement and participation have emerged, based on specific issues and contexts, utilizing both online and offline methods; Acknowledging the important link between migration and development, recognizing that migration brings both opportunities and challenges to countries of origin, transit and destination, to migrants and to the global community, and recognizing the responsibility to promote and protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants effectively, regardless of their migration status, especially those of women, young people and children; Expressing concern that among civilians, youth account for many of those adversely affected by armed conflict, including as refugees and internally displaced persons, and that the disruption of youth’s access to education, leisure time and economic opportunities has a dramatic impact on durable peace and reconciliation; Affirming that generating decent work and quality employment for youth is one of the biggest challenges that needs to be tackled, and emphasizing the priority areas of the World Programme of Action for Youth linked to the employability of youth, including education, health and access to information, while recognizing the rapidly changing future of work requires critical investments in foresight activities on the part of governments; adaptable social, economic, political and legal institutions; young people’s capabilities and their opportunities for life -long learning and the provision of social protection; Noting the variation of definition of the term youth that may exist at the national and international levels and underlining the importance of recognizing that young people go through different stages, from dependence of childhood to adulthood ’s independence, including adolescence, requiring explicit attention on the policies and programmes involving youth; WE, MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUTH AND YOUTH DELEGATES, WITHIN OUR RESPECTIVE COMPETENCES, COMMIT OURSELVES TO: 1. (...) Promote the right to education and equal education opportunities for all young people, in particular for girls and young women, in accessing quality formal, technical, non-formal, informal and vocational education and training, including learning, literacy and life skills, soft skills and digital and media literacy, while addressing social and gender gaps in skills and ensuring a particular focus on young people in situations of vulnerability, enhancing learning and employability outcomes in order to ensure social, economic and environmental sustainability, and promote and develop education programmes and curricula on human rights, gender equality, gender-based violence, culture of peace and non-violence and global citizenship needed for personal development and for the labour market of today and tomorrow, ensuring they can thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops; 13. (...) Take concrete measures to further assist youth in armed conflict situations, and to encourage the involvement of youth, where appropriate, in activities concerning the protection of children and youth affected by armed conflict situations, while recognizing the importance of protecting schools and universities from military use in contravention of international humanitarian law, as well as young people’s contribution to peace processes and conflict prevention and resolution, bearing in mind the recognition of the importance of youth as agents of change in the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, in accordance with Security Council Resolutions 2250 (2015) and 2419 (2018); 15.
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LETTER DATED 30 OCTOBER 2020 FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
.: General 30 October 2020 Resolution 2548 (2020) Adopted by the Security Council on 30 October 2020 The Security Council, Recalling and reaffirming all its previous resolutions on Western Sahara, Reaffirming its strong support for the efforts of the Secretary-General and his incoming Personal Envoy to implement resolutions 1754 (2007), 1783 (2007), 1813 (2008), 1871 (2009), 1920 (2010), 1979 (2011), 2044 (2012), 2099 (2013), 2152 (2014), 2218 (2015), 2285 (2016), 2351 (2017), 2414 (2018), 2440 (2018), 2468 (2019), and 2494 (2019), Paying tribute to Horst Köhler, former Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, and commending his efforts in holding the roundtable process, which created new momentum in the political process, Looking forward to the appointment of a new Personal Envoy of the Secretary- General for Western Sahara at the earliest opportunity, Welcoming the new momentum created by the first roundtable meeting on 5−6 December 2018 and the second roundtable meeting on 21–22 March 2019, and commitment by Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria, and Mauritania to engage in the UN political process on Western Sahara in a serious and respectful manner in order to identify elements of convergence, Encouraging the resumption of consultations between the incoming Personal Envoy and Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania in this regard to build on the progress achieved, Reaffirming its commitment to assist the parties to achieve a just, lasting, and mutually acceptable political solution, based on compromise, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara in the context of arrangements consistent with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, and noting the role and responsibilities of the parties in this respect, S/2020/1063 20-14433 3/6 Reiterating its call upon Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania to cooperate more fully with each other, including through building additional trust, and with the United Nations, as well as to strengthen their involvement in the political process and to achieve progress towards a political solution, Recognizing that achieving a political solution to this long-standing dispute and enhanced cooperation between the Member States of the Maghreb Arab Union would contribute to stability and security, in turn leading to jobs, growth and opportunities for all the peoples in the Sahel region, Welcoming the efforts of the Secretary-General to keep all peacekeeping operations, including the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), under close review and reiterating the need for the Council to pursue a rigorous, strategic approach to peacekeeping deployments, and effective management of resources, Recalling resolution 2378 (2017) and its request of the Secretary-General to ensure that data related to the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations, including peacekeeping performance data, is used to improve analytics and the evaluation of mission operations, based on clear and well identified benchmarks, and further recalling resolution 2436 (2018) and its request of the Secretary-General to ensure that decisions to recognize and incentivize outstanding performance and decisions regarding deployment, remediation, training, withholding of financial reimbursement, and repatriation of uniformed or dismissal of civilian personnel, are predicated on objective performance data, Recalling resolution 2242 (2015) and 2538 (2020) and its aspiration to increase the number of women in military and police contingents of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Recognizing the important role played by MINURSO on the ground and the need for it to fully implement its mandate, including its role in supporting the incoming Personal Envoy to achieve a mutually acceptable political solution, Expressing concern about the violations of existing agreements, reiterating the importance of full adherence to these commitments in order to sustain momentum in the Western Sahara political process, and taking note of the commitments provided by the Frente Polisario to the former Personal Envoy, and in this regard welcoming the Secretary-General’s assessment on 23 September 2020 that the situation in Western Sahara has remained relatively calm with the ceasefire continuing to hold and respect by the parties for MINURSO’s mandate, Taking note of the Moroccan proposal presented on 11 April 2007 to the Secretary-General and welcoming serious and credible Moroccan efforts to move the process forward towards resolution; also taking note of the Polisario Front proposal presented 10 April 2007 to the Secretary-General, Encouraging in this context, the parties to demonstrate further political will towards a solution including by expanding upon their discussion of each other’s proposals and recommitting to UN efforts in a spirit of realism and compromise, and further encouraging the neighbouring countries to make contributions to the political process, Encouraging the parties to cooperate further with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees in identifying and implementing confidence- building measures that can serve to foster the trust necessary for a successful political process, S/2020/1063 4/6 20-14433 Stressing the importance of improving the human rights situation in Western Sahara and the Tindouf camps, and encouraging the parties to work with the international community to develop and implement independent and credible measures to ensure full respect for human rights, bearing in mind their relevant obligations under international law, Encouraging the parties to sustain in their respective efforts to enhance the promotion and protection of human rights in Western Sahara and the Tindouf refugee camps, including the freedoms of expression and association, Welcoming in this regard, steps and initiatives taken by Morocco, and the role played by the National Council on Human Rights Commissions operating in Dakhla and Laayoune, and Morocco’s interaction with Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Strongly encouraging enhancing cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), including through facilitating visits to the region, Noting with deep concern the continued hardships faced by Sahrawi refugees and their dependency on external humanitarian assistance, and further noting with deep concern insufficient funding for those living in Tindouf refugee camps and the risks associated with the reduction of food assistance, Reiterating its request for consideration of a refugee registration in the Tindouf refugee camps and emphasizing efforts be made in this regard, Recalling United Nations Security Council resolutions 1325 and 2250 and related resolutions; stressing the importance of a commitment by the parties to continue the process of negotiations through the United Nations-sponsored talks and encouraging the full, effective and meaningful participation of women and active and meaningful participation of youth in these talks, Recognizing that the status quo is not acceptable, and noting further that progress in negotiations is essential in order to improve the quality of life of the people of Western Sahara in all its aspects, Affirming its full support for Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara and Head of MINURSO Colin Stewart, Having considered the report of the Secretary-General of 23 September 2020 (S/2020/938), 1. (...) Expresses its full support for the ongoing efforts of the Secretary-General and his incoming Personal Envoy to sustain the renewed negotiations process in order to achieve a solution to the Western Sahara question, notes the intention of the former Personal Envoy to invite Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria, and Mauritania to meet again in the same format, and welcomes the commitment of Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria, and Mauritania to remain engaged throughout the duration of this process, in a spirit of realism and compromise, to ensure a successful outcome; 4. (...) Reaffirms the need for full respect of the military agreements reached with MINURSO with regard to the ceasefire and calls on the parties to adhere fully to those agreements, implement their commitments to the former Personal Envoy, and refrain from any actions that could undermine UN-facilitated negotiations or further destabilize the situation in the Western Sahara; 7.
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Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service is recognizing September as Food Safety education Month and encouraging consumers to follow good food safety practices to protect themselves and their families from foodborne illness.
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LETTER DATED 7 MAY 2018 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TURKMENISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY GENERAL
(Firmado) Aksoltan Ataeva Representante Permanente A/72/866 18-08041 2/3 Anexo de la carta de fecha 7 de mayo de 2018 dirigida al Secretario General por la Representante Permanente de Turkmenistán ante las Naciones Unidas [Original: ruso] Avaza Declaration of the international forum “The Great Silk Road - towards the New Frontiers of Development” We, the participants in the international forum “The Great Silk Road - towards the New Frontiers of Development”, held in the Avaza national tourist area, Turkmenistan, on 2 May 2018, Reaffirming our commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as defined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted on 25 September 2015 at the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, in particular those goals that are directly relevant to the development of sustainable transport and ensuring its safety and accessibility, and to concern for the environment, Recalling General Assembly resolution 69/213, entitled “The role of transport and transit corridors in ensuring international cooperation for sustainable development”, adopted on 19 December 2014, resolution 70/197, entitled “Towards comprehensive cooperation among all modes of transport for promoting sustainable multimodal transit corridors”, adopted on 22 December 2015, and resolution 72/212, entitled “Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”, adopted on 20 December 2017, Recognizing the importance of high-level international events to support the development of transport and the stability of transit corridors at the international level, such as the High-level International Conference on the Role of Transit Transport Corridors in Ensuring International Cooperation, Stability and Sustainable Development, held on 3 and 4 September 2014, the Global Conference on Sustainable Transport held in Ashgabat on 26 and 27 November 2016, and the high-level international conference held in Geneva on 22 February 2017, Recognizing the advantages of multimodal transport as a significant component in a balanced transport system, especially its efficiency in terms of energy and costs, lack of congestion and contribution to reducing transport and logistics costs, Emphasizing also the role of inland water transport in the sustainable functioning of national transport and cross-border systems and its contribution to social and economic development, including landlocked developing countries, Aware also that the objective of international transport strategy is now the creation of modern transport architecture designed to address the key tasks of the international community in the twenty-first century, in service to millions of people around the world, by preserving and developing the resources of the planet, Appreciating the current work on the establishment of a sustainable transport system carried out at the United Nations by its Member States, including international projects to eliminate administrative barriers, rehabilitate and provide support for international corridors and ports, and reduce the environmental damage caused by exhaust emissions, and national transport strategies and projects to develop inland water transport infrastructure, Conscious that the aforementioned challenges in the sector should also be addressed at the national, regional and global levels, A/72/866 3/3 18-08041 Considering the links between different modes of transport in the context of the development of multimodal transport, Acknowledging the role of modern technologies, innovations, the “single window” principle and digitalization in ensuring navigation safety and better logistics integration, Acknowledging the need to join forces to utilize the significant, still untapped, potential of the transport sector and thereby gain significant political support at the highest level, Convinced that the outcome of this Forum should bring practical value in terms of safety, environmental aspects, logistics and benefits for the economy, Hereby endorse the following objectives and actions and invite countries and all parties concerned to consider their implementation: a) To build up a regulatory framework that is intended to increase the efficiency of safe, environmentally sound and economically efficient transport by promoting an appropriate balance among all transpor t modes and thus using it as a significant contributor to national, regional and international development; b) To address the challenges of sustainable development of mobility by supporting intergovernmental multi-disciplinary cooperation in the field of transport and transport-related issues and by placing due emphasis on the importance of mobilizing resources and aligning financing flows with sustainable development objectives; c) To encourage investment in the sector aimed at building and modernizing the infrastructure of international routes and ports and fostering innovation and the principles that ensure resilience to climate change; d) To ensure an appropriate balance among all transport modes, streamlining cargo flows and promoting the development of multimodal transport; e) To take the necessary steps to raise the profile of historical transportation routes, in particular the Great Silk Road, as they offer additional opportunities to enhance the mobility of people, to satisfy their yearning to v isit other countries and to communicate with people from other nations, which has a strong impact on the discovery of new tourist routes and the formation of personal contacts that contribute to peace and security.
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LETTER DATED 3 DECEMBER 2020 FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
.: General 3 December 2020 Resolution 2553 (2020) Adopted by the Security Council on 3 December 2020 The Security Council, Reaffirming its primary responsibility under the Charter of the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security, Recalling its resolutions 2151 (2014) on security sector reform and 2282 (2016) on the review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture, and the statements by its President of 21 February 2007 (S/PRST/2007/3), 12 May 2008 (S/PRST/2008/14) and 12 October 2011 (S/PRST/2011/19), Recalling its resolution 2282 (2016) which recalled General Assembly resolution A/70/1, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, which adopted a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centred set of universal and transformative Sustainable Development Goals and ta rgets, Recognizing that development, peace and security and human rights are interlinked and mutually reinforcing, Stressing that reforming the security sector in post-conflict environments is critical to the consolidation of peace and stability, promot ing poverty reduction, rule of law and good governance, extending legitimate State authority, and preventing countries from relapsing into conflict, and further stressing that, in this regard, a professional, effective, and accountable security sector and accessible and impartial law-enforcement and justice sectors are equally necessary to laying the foundations for peace and sustainable development, Reiterating the need for a comprehensive approach to peacebuilding and sustaining peace as well as gender mainstreaming measures including through security sector reform in the broader framework of the rule of law, Recalling the sovereign right and the primary responsibility of the country concerned to determine the national approach and priorities of securi ty sector reform and recognizing that it should be a nationally owned process that is rooted in the particular needs and conditions of, and at the request and in close consultation with the country in question and encouraging the involvement of all relevan t stakeholders S/2020/1166 20-16350 3/9 in security sector reform and the development of expertise in the field of security sector reform at the national and local level, Recognizing that the political leadership and political will of national authorities are critical for the progress of security sector reform, and reaffirming the lead role of national authorities in developing an inclusive national vision for security sector reform, which takes into account the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and stressing that coordinating the implementation of the vision, dedicating national resources towards national security institutions, and monitoring the impact of the security sector reform process are an integral part of national ownership and leadership of security sector reform, Reaffirming its commitment to address the impact of armed conflict on women, youth and children, and recalling its resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013) 2122 (2013), 2242 (2015), 2467 (2019) and 2493 (2019) on women, peace and security, resolutions 1265 (1999), 1296 (2000), 1674 (2006), 1738 (2006) and 1894 (2009) on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, as well as resolutions as well as resolutions 2250 (2015), 2419 (2018) and 2535 (2020) on youth, peace and security, and resolutions 1261 (1999), 1612 (2005), 1882 (2009), 1998 (2011), 2068 (2012) and 2143 (2014) on children and armed conflict, Recognizes the role of United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political missions in supporting national authorities, where and as mandated, to develop inclusive, national strategies, programs and priorities for security sector reform and support the coordination of international assistance to security sector reform as appropriate that is aligned with national priorities and takes into account international support in order to effectively assist countries to build and sustain peace, stressing the importance of peacekeeping missions and special political missions to be provided with adequate, predictable and sustainable funding and/or resources to implement mandates and United Nations support related to security sector reform, Recalling reports of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations of the General Assembly, which have provided guidance to the United Nations Secretariat on the subject of security sector reform and the development of a United Nations approach to security sector reform, Expressing concern at the range of challenges that weak and dysfunctional security institutions face including impairing the ability of the State to build and sustain peace, extend public security, rule of law and access to justice within its boundaries, and noting that good governance and oversight of the security sector is important in ensuring that security institutions provide security and protect the population, and further noting that failure to address governance, operational and accountability deficits can undermine the positive gains of peacekeeping and necessitates the return of peacekeeping and special political missions in previous areas of operation and recognizing that, effective and inclusive security sector reform processes have been an important element of the political processes, national reconciliation, transitional justice, stabilization and reconstruction of some post - conflict countries, Reaffirming that a representative, responsive, efficient, effective, professional, and accountable security sector without discrimination and with full respect for human rights and the rule of law is the cornerstone of peace and sustainable development and is important for conflict prevention, peacebuilding and sustaining peace, Recognizing that security sector reform is an important element of United Nations peacebuilding efforts and noting the important work of the Peacebuilding Commission as a dedicated intergovernmental advisory body that brings a strategic S/2020/1166 4/9 20-16350 approach and coherence to international peacebuilding efforts including United Nations support to security sector reform, Recalling that the bulk of Security Council-mandated United Nations assistance in the area of security sector reform takes place in, and is directed to, countries in Africa and that a number of African countries are becoming important providers of such assistance, and in this regard recognizing the important contributions of, and capacities put in place by the African Union and the sub-regional organisations to support and guide national security sector reform efforts, Noting the support provided by bilateral actors, regional organisations, multilateral financial institutions as well as, expert organizations including academia and research organizations to security sector reform efforts and other initiatives in the area of security sector reform, and recognizing the importance of establishing strategic partnerships and coordinated funding to enhance the impact of international support that is aligned with, and takes into account national securi ty sector reform priorities, Stressing the importance of national ownership and the role that coordination plays, as appropriate, between the different actors involved in supporting security sector reforms through bilateral and multilateral contributions and emphasizing the role United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political missions can play in enhancing this coordination with a national vision and priorities, and taking into account the need to ensure transparency, inclusivity, and accountability of support provided for security sector reform in line with national priorities, Recognizing the centrality of security sector reform as a key element of peacekeeping and special political mission mandates, stressing the role of peacekeeping operations and special political missions in support of political solutions, and emphasizing the importance of the United Nations, including through its peacekeeping operations and special political missions, supporting national Governments, upon their request where appropriate, to strengthen security sector governance and develop security institutions that are inclusive, representative, accessible and responsive to the needs of their population, and the important role of the Peacebuilding Commission and the Peacebuilding Fund in supporting security sector reform, Recalling the important role that the United Nations has played in supporting national efforts to enhance security sector governance and build sustainable security institutions, and commending the efforts of the United Nations, in particular the Department of Peace Operations, including the Security Sector Reform Unit and the United Nations Inter-Agency Security Sector Reform Task Force, in further strengthening a comprehensive United Nations approach to security sector reform, through the development of system-wide and specialized guidance and civilian capacities, coordination mechanisms, and development of strategic partnerships with regional and subregional organizations, in particular the African Union, Underlining the importance of the close coordination of the range of United Nations Security Sector Reform activities, both at headquarters and in the field, in particular between Security Council-mandated missions and the United Nations Country Team, and noting the role of the Global Focal Point for Rule of Law in the context of security sector reform in enhancing the United Nations integrated responses and joint approaches at the country level, and encouraging relevan t United Nations entities mandated for security sector reform activities to work through the existing coordination mechanisms, as appropriate, Acknowledging that security sector reform in some contexts will include defence, police, justice and corrections, disaster management and border, customs and S/2020/1166 20-16350 5/9 immigration services, as well as, customary and traditional security providers as determined by each Member State, and stressing the importance to adequately consider initiatives that address strategic security sector governance, management and oversight aspects in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the security sector based on the particular needs and conditions of the country in question, Reiterating the importance of the rule of law as one of the key elements of conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peacebuilding and reiterating the statement by its President of 21 February 2014 (S/PRST/2014/5), and recalling that security sector reform must take place within a broad framework of the rule of law, and noting in this regard the contribution that effective, professional and accountable police services, that provide security to the population, can make in building trust between State authorities and the public and restoring the rule of law in post-conflict countries, Recognizing that security sector reform constitutes a key element of the political processes of States recovering from conflict and of the strengthening of the rule of law institutions, and that the establishment of representative, effective and accountable security sector governance ensuring the security and justice needs of the entire population and development of sustainable capacities of national security institutions able to fulfil their responsibilities to protect all civilians is central to the transition, where and as mandated of security responsibilities to the host state, and to the gradual withdrawal and exit of peacekeeping operations and special political missions, Recognizing the interlinkages between security sector reform and other important factors of stabilization and reconstruction, such as, but not limited to, national reconciliation, transitional justice, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration as well as long-term rehabilitation of former combatants and all those affected including in particular women, youth and children, national small arms and light weapons management, arms embargo implementation, reduction of armed violence, organized crime and anti-corruption measures, protection of civilians, including in particular women, youth and children, as well as gender equality and human rights issues, 1. (...) Reaffirms that the promotion of women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in the security sector makes an important contribution to building inclusive, accountable and legitimate institutions that more effectively protect populations and promote lasting peace and sustainable development, and expresses concern that women continue to face significant barriers to their equal participation in security sector institutions where they are often under-represented; and in this regard, encourages Member States to develop context-specific security sector reform strategies and programmes that, inter alia, mainstream a gender perspective remove legal, institutional and regulatory barriers to women’s equal participation in the security sector and increase their representation at all levels within the security sector; 6. Recognizing that youth should actively be engaged in shaping lasting peace and contributing towards conflict prevention, peacebuilding and recovery, including the promotion of the rule of law, justice and reconciliation, and that a large youth population presents a unique demographic dividend that can contribute to lasting peace and economic prosperity if inclusive policies are in place; 7. (...) Encourages the Secretary-General to continue to promote cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union, consistent with the Joint UN -AU Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security (2017) and the AU-UN Framework for the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2018) in order to strengthen the implementation of its continent-wide policy framework for security sector reform, informed by and in support of the African Peace and Security Architecture, and further encourages all partners to continue to assist the African Union in building its capacities in this regard and recognizing the efforts of all international partners in supporting Member States, as appropriate, to implement their commitments stemming from regional policies; 23.
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LETTER DATED 24 JUNE 2016 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF AZERBAIJAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Naciones Unidas A/HRC/32/G/19 Asamblea General Distr. general 22 de julio de 2016 Español Original: inglés A/HRC/32/G/19 2 GE.16-12661 Anexo de la carta de fecha 24 de junio de 2016 dirigida al Presidente del Consejo de Derechos Humanos por el Representante Permanente de Azerbaiyán ante la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Ginebra [Inglés únicamente] The seventh global forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations living together in inclusive societies: a challenge and a goal, 25-27 April 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan We, the Heads of State and Government and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of States belonging to the Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC); Together with the Director Generals and other Heads of Delegation of international organizations also belonging to the Group of Friends of UNAOC; On the occasion of the Seventh Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, 25-27 April 2016, which included a Youth Event as well as networking sessions organized by UNAOC partners; Reaffirming our commitment to the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Also reaffirming our commitment to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as other relevant international instruments such as the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity; Acknowledging the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions A/RES/64/14 of 10 November 2009 and A/RES/69/312 of 6 July 2015, adopted by consensus, which recognize and welcome the efforts of UNAOC, express support for its practical projects, and provide UNAOC with the political guidance necessary to pursue its work in promoting intercultural dialogue, understanding and respect among civilizations, cultures, religions and beliefs, and acknowledging further the guiding principles of the Alliance outlined in the report of the High-Level Group for the Alliance of Civilizations of 13 November 2006; Stressing the importance of respect and understanding for cultural and religious diversity, of moderation as a value within societies; and encouraging tolerance, respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples to expand their activities promoting a culture of peace, and to ensure that peace and non-violence are fostered at the national, subregional, regional and international levels; Encouraging UNAOC to continue to promote moderation as a universal value for attainment of peace, security and development; Convinced that the world ́s cultural diversity, as well as cultural heritage, is a wealth to be cherished and sustained by all as a factor of peace and development among all nations; Expressing concern about the increasing frequency and scale of acts of unlawful destruction of cultural heritage; and stressing the importance of respecting and safeguarding A/HRC/32/G/19 GE.16-12661 3 cultural heritage in order to promote peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development; Recognizing the importance of intercultural and interreligious dialogue and cooperation in order to promote tolerance, pluralism and mutual respect and expressing its support for the diverse initiatives taken by governments, international organizations and civil society in this regard; Welcoming the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and recognizing the importance of its goals and targets, including, inter alia, on promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies, for sustainable development; Acknowledging the importance of the role of the Marrakesh Declaration adopted in January 2016, on religious minorities in predominantly Muslim majority countries; Recalling the United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/53/22 of 4 November 1998, which declared 2001 the United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations and expressed its firm determination to facilitate and promote dialogue among civilizations; Alarmed by the acts of intolerance, violent extremism, violence, including sectarian violence, and terrorism in various parts of the world, which claim innocent lives, cause destruction and displace people, and rejecting the use of violence, regardless of any motivation; Reaffirming the commitment made by all Member States under the Charter of the United Nations to promote and encourage universal respect for and observance of all human rights and fundamental freedoms without distinction, and reaffirming also that Member States are under the obligation to protect and respect all human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons; Recognizing UNAOC’s important role in addressing the increasing distrust and polarization between and among communities caused by the fear of violent extremism, which can be conducive to terrorism; Recognizing also UNAOC´s relevant role in raising awareness of the importance of addressing large movements of refugees and migrants, while respecting their human rights, safety and cultural diversity; Recognizing also in this regard the value added by such UNAOC initiatives as the UNAOC Fellowship Program, Entrepreneurs for Social Change (E4SC), Intercultural Leaders, the Intercultural Innovation Award, PLURAL+, Media and Information Literacy, PEACEapp, UNAOC Summer School, the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF), and the UNAOC Hate Speech Initiative; Welcoming the initiative of the Secretary-General on preventing violent extremism and taking note in this regard of his Plan of Action aimed at addressing the drivers of violent extremism, which can be conducive to terrorism; and encouraging the UNAOC´s contribution through relevant activities in the areas of media, migration, education, and youth in collaboration with other United Nations entities, intergovernmental organizations and civil society; Noting the important role that youth can play in preventing violent extremism ̶ violent extremism that can be conducive to terrorism ̶ and the need to promote youth’s participation and empowerment to that end; Emphasizing our common determination to combat the scourges of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, including incitement to violence based A/HRC/32/G/19 4 GE.16-12661 on hatred, in all their forms and manifestations for the goal of living together in inclusive societies; Reaffirming that the dialogue among civilizations can play an important role in the promotion of common grounds among civilizations, recognition and promotion of the inherent dignity and of the equal rights of all human beings and, in this way, it can assist in dispelling notions of cultural superiority, and facilitate the building of a reconciled world for the human family; Stressing the importance of creating synergy among the Istanbul Process, Rabat Plan of Action, Fez Action Plan, and taking into consideration the Marrakesh Declaration in this regard; Reaffirming that there is no justification for violent extremism, whatever the motivation, and that, violent extremism, in all its forms and manifestations cannot and should not be associated with any religion, race, nationality, civilization or ethnic group; Taking into account that a culture of peace actively fosters non-violence and respect for human rights and strengthens solidarity among peoples and nations and dialogue between cultures; Recognizing in each culture a dignity and value that deserve recognition, respect and preservation, convinced that, in their rich variety and diversity and in the reciprocal influences that they exert on one another, all cultures form part of the common heritage belonging to all humankind; Recognizing further that the process of globalization constitutes a powerful and dynamic force which should benefit the development and prosperity of all countries, without exclusion; noting that while globalization offers great opportunities, its benefits can be very unevenly shared, and its costs unevenly distributed; expressing our determination to prevent and mitigate the negative effects of globalization; noting that these effects could aggravate, inter alia, poverty, underdevelopment, marginalization, social exclusion, cultural homogenization and economic disparities; further expressing our determination to maximize the benefits of globalization through, inter alia, the strengthening and enhancement of international cooperation to increase opportunities for trade, economic growth and sustainable development, global communications through the use of new technologies and increased intercultural exchange through the preservation and promotion of cultural diversity, which can contribute to the eradication of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; Emphasizing the importance of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, as well as women's full, equal and effective participation in decision-making processes, for the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and peaceful and inclusive societies; Acknowledging that tourism can enhance mutual respect, understanding and tolerance among nations by creating links between visitors and host communities that promote intercultural understanding, fight stereotypes, and contribute to a culture of peace; Recognizing that information and communications technologies are fundamentally altering the way individuals and communities interact, consume and spend their time, with new and unforeseen health and social consequences, many of which are positive and some of which raise concerns; Appreciating the leadership and contributions of the members of the Group of Friends; A/HRC/32/G/19 GE.16-12661 5 Expressing appreciation to previous host countries of UNAOC Global Forums: to Spain for The First Global Forum, (Madrid, January 2008); to Turkey, for the Second Global Forum, (Istanbul, April 2009); to Brazil for the Third Global Forum, (Rio, May 2010); to Qatar for the Fourth Global Forum, (Doha, December 2011); to Austria for the Fifth Global Forum, (Vienna, February 2013); and to Indonesia for the Sixth Global Forum, (Bali, August 2014); Reaffirming our support for UNAOC and its High Representative; Welcoming the continuing efforts made by the United Nations Secretary-General and the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to strengthen the relationships between UNAOC and United Nations agencies, departments and other bodies; Recognizing the role of UNESCO in intercultural dialogue and its contribution to interreligious dialogue, as well as its activities relating to the culture of peace and non- violence and its focus on concrete actions at the global, regional and subregional levels; Acknowledging initiatives that seek to enable, empower and encourage dialogue among followers of different religions and cultures around the world, such as the Alliance of Civilizations Institute in Istanbul, Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna, the Istanbul Process on the implementation of HRC Resolution 16/18, Baku process, including the World Forum on Inter-Cultural Dialogue held in Baku 2011, 2013 and 2015 under UNGA Resolution 62/90, the Rabat Plan of Action elaborated under the auspices of the OHCHR, as well as the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures in Alexandria, the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan, the South East Europe Forum of the Dialogue among Civilizations and the World Conference on Inter- Faith and Inter-Civilization Dialogue in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and other related initiatives and activities; Acknowledging the efforts made by the High Representative to focus the Alliance’s mission and actions to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, seen in the many sessions at this Forum that focus on these critical tasks; Acknowledging the importance of leaving no one behind in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as a way to counter marginalization; Expressing appreciation to the regional and sub-regional organizations, which are members of the Group of Friends of UNAOC, and are carrying out activities in line with the objectives of UNAOC in regard to its four pillars; Praising Azerbaijan, as the host country of the 7th Global Forum of the Alliance, for focusing the Baku Forum on the theme “Living Together In Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal,” as a way to harness the multiple perspectives of various sectors to meet the challenge of, and progress towards, inclusive living in today’s increasingly diverse societies, and taking note of national initiatives in this regard, including the declaration of 2016 as the Year of Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan; 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CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE AND STORAGE IN GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS AS CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM PROJECT ACTIVITIES : DRAFT CONCLUSIONS / PROPOSED BY THE CHAIR
Naciones Unidas FCCC/SBSTA/2009/L.20 Convención Marco sobre el Cambio Climático Distr. limitada 12 de diciembre de 2009 Español Original: inglés FCCC/SBSTA/2009/L.20 2 GE.09-71200 Anexo [ENGLISH ONLY] Text for further consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice [Recalling decisions 7/CMP.1, 1/CMP.2 and 2/CMP.4, Recognizing that carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations is part of a range of potential options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, Emphasizing that the application of carbon dioxide capture and storage projects shall be environmentally safe and have the objective of avoiding any seepage, Noting that other conventions have addressed issues and adopted guidelines relevant to the international regulation of the application of carbon dioxide capture and storage, including risk assessment, environmental impact assessment and legal aspects, Recognizing that carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations has been proposed by some Parties for inclusion under the clean development mechanism, Also recognizing that other Parties have registered concerns regarding the implications of this possible inclusion and highlighted a number of unresolved issues, 1.
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LETTER DATED 28 AUGUST 2020 FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
.: General 28 August 2020 Resolution 2538 (2020) Adopted by the Security Council on 28 August 2020 The Security Council, Recalling its previous relevant resolutions and presidential statements addressing issues of peacekeeping and women, peace and security, Recalling the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, reaffirming the primary responsibility of the Security Council under the Charter of the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security, Underscoring the importance of peacekeeping as one of the most effective tools available to the United Nations in the promotion and maintenance of international peace and security, Reaffirming the basic principles of peacekeeping, such as consent of the parties, impartiality, and non-use of force, except in self-defence and defence of the mandate, and recognizing that the mandate of each peacekeeping mission is specific to the need and situation of the country concerned, and that the Security Council expects full delivery of the mandates it authorizes, Recognizing the significance of the 20th anniversary of resolution 1325 (2000) and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as momentum for Member States to commit to implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda and its priorities, by ensuring and promoting the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in peace processes, including through mainstreaming a gender perspective, and remain committed to increasing the number of civilian and uniformed women in peacekeeping at all levels and in all positions, including senior leadership positions, Recognizing the indispensable role of women in increasing the overall performance and effectiveness of peacekeeping operations, further recognizing that the presence of women and better balance between men and women among peacekeepers contribute to, among others, greater credibility of the missions among the population, more effective community engagement, and enhanced protection responses, S/2020/851 4/6 20-11256 Noting with appreciation the progress made in efforts undertaken by the Secretary-General to mobilize all partners and stakeholders in support of more effective United Nations peacekeeping through the Secretary-General’s “Action for Peacekeeping” initiative, which places high importance on promoting the Women, Peace and Security agenda, alongside advancing political solutions, strengthening protection of civilians, improving the safety and security of peacekeepers, supporting effective performance and accountability, strengthening the impact of peacekeeping on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, improving peacekeeping partnerships, and strengthening the conduct of peacekeeping operations and personnel, Recalling resolution 2242 (2015) and its request that Secretary-General initiate, in collaboration with Member States, a strategy to double the number of women in military and police contingents of United Nations peacekeeping operations by 2020 and further requests that this strategy ensure the full, effective and meaningful participation of women in all aspects of peacekeeping, further recalling the Secretary- General’s System-Wide Strategy on Gender Parity and Uniformed Gender Parity Strategy 2018–2028, and stressing the need to continue the efforts to increase participation of women in peacekeeping operations, Stressing that promoting increased women’s participation in peacekeeping operations requires collective commitment and concerted efforts by all Member States and the United Nations Secretariat, and should be supported with appropriate resources, welcoming continuing efforts and initiatives by Member States and the United Nations Secretariat to increase women’s participation in peacekeeping operations, including by providing uniformed women personnel with equal access to education, training and capacity building, networking opportunities, and taking steps to better understand and address barriers to participation of women in peacekeeping, Recalling its resolution 2242 (2015), recognizing the indispensable role of women in United Nations peacekeeping and welcoming efforts to incentivise greater numbers of women in military, police and civilian deployed in United Nations peacekeeping operations, and noting the importance of increasing the number of women in leadership positions and of ensuring that the needs and participation of women are integrated in all stages of mission planning and implementation through the inclusion of appropriate gender technical expertise, Underscoring the importance it places on the safety and security of peacekeepers, including women peacekeepers, in the field and the need for the Secretary-General and Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries and Member States to work together to ensure that missions are adequately resourced and all peacekeepers in the field are willing, capable and equipped effectively and safely to implement their mandate, 1.
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SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 68TH MEETING : 5TH COMMITTEE, HELD AT HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK, ON THURSDAY, 22 JULY 1999, GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 53RD SESSION
Asimismo, también en el texto en inglés, debería sustituirse el verbo “recognizing” en uno de los párrafos del preámbulo a fin de evitar su repetición. 2. (...) Salamat (República Islámica del Irán) propone que en el texto en inglés se sustituya el verbo “recognizing” del tercer párrafo del preámbulo por “acknowledging”. 3. (...) Darwish (Egipto) dice que la expresión “safety and security” aparece con frecuencia en el texto en inglés de las resoluciones de la Asamblea General y figura también en el título del Comité Especial encargado de elaborar una convención internacional sobre la seguridad del personal de las Naciones Unidas y el personal conexo. 11.
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