NOTE VERBALE DATED 9 JULY 2019 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
• In 2014 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships held in Baku the
Belarusian team was asked to refrain from playing music by Armenian composer
Aram Khachaturian. According to the coach, the team which had been performing to
Khachaturian’s “Sabre Dance” for half a year, had to start training for a different
routine, accompanied by a different piece of music. (...)
• In 2019 Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing for Premier League Club Arsenal and
captaining the Armenian national team did not travel with his team for UEFA
Europa League final against Chelsea amid concerns for his safety in Azerbaijan's
NOTE VERBALE DATED 21 MARCH 2019 FROM THE PERMANENT DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Equally, there is a risk of disillusionment among civil
society, trade unions and even business who see the merit of further legal developments at
the international level to level the playing field to better prevent abuses, and ensure access
by victims to remedy when abuses occur.
(...) Once it became clear that there would be no resolution before the 4th session, we
conveyed the expectation that discussion on the future of the process be held before the
start of the 4th session with all States and stakeholders to ensure predictability and
minimize the risk of disagreement when Conclusions and recommendations are negotiated
at the end of the session. (...) John Ruggie in his Open letter to this Intergovernmental Working
Group before the start of this session: “Success – not on paper but on the ground – demands
deep reflection, good will, and a constructive process that searches for consensus in the
knowledge that real change requires it.”
NOTE VERBALE DATED 21 MARCH 2013 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF TURKEY TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The requirement stipulated in the TRNC Council of Ministers decision of July 2002,
that heirs must start the necessary proceedings for administration of an estate situated in the
northern part of Cyprus within one year of their relative’s death has been abolished. (...) It is only natural that Greek Cypriot teachers are also
evaluated before they can start their duties at the Greek Cypriot schools situated in the
Karpas area in TRNC. (...) The sole reason for the current impasse in the negotiations is the Greek Cypriot
policy of playing for time while paying only lip service to settlement negotiations.
LETTER DATED 4 FEBRUARY 2019 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TURKEY TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
To that end, straddling a turbulent
neighborhood, Ambassador Akçapar stated, Turkey has been playing her part not only
at the UN, but also at the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in
Europe) and OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) by highlighting the key
importance of preventive diplomacy and peaceful resolution of conflicts through
wider and more effective use of mediation, the latter being a central feature of the
Enterprising and Humanitarian Foreign Policy concept of Turkey. (...) A/73/751
The case of Afghanistan demonstrates that mediation efforts should start with
the goal of peace. Local people have real legitimacy and ownership for peace.
VISIT TO THE EUROPEAN UNION :REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON EXTREME POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, OLIVIER DE SCHUTTER
The Special Rapporteur heard from actors engaged in anti-poverty efforts and from
people living in poverty, all of whom highlighted how close to the edge large segments of
the European population already were before the economic activity collapsed at the start of
the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
LETTER DATED 15 OCTOBER 2020 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MYANMAR TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
Committee has been holding meetings with EAOs, including both NCA signatories
and non-signatories, to work together in combating the COVID-19 and provided
medical supplies. The Committee is playing a coordinating role between EAOs and
local governments in the fight against the pandemic. (...) Furthermore, the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) announced on
15 September 2020 that the third court-martial concerning alleged human rights
violations in Rakhine in 2017 will start before the end of 2020. It concerns the villages
of Chut Pyin and Maung Nu.
LETTER DATED 13 APRIL 2021 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES OF IRELAND AND MEXICO TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
This cross- community, anti-sectarian
coalition secured two seats and went on to participate in the talks, playing a key role as
honest brokers and securing provisions in the Good Friday Agreement on issues like
victims’ rights and reconciliation. (...) The United Nations is committed to playing
So you may ask, “What efforts are we making?”
(...) Next week we
will be commemorating the tenth anniversary of the start of this terrible crisis, and the lack of
progress in the political process is high on our collective mind.
LETTER DATED 7 AUGUST 2020 FROM THE REPRESENTATIVES OF AFGHANISTAN, GERMANY, INDONESIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
A beginning to start rebuilding their
nation towards a prosperous, democratic, stable and secure Afghanistan.
(...) Today we are still awaiting the start of Intra-Afghan Negotiations but we are
perhaps closer than ever before. (...) The
widespread violence and Coronavirus pandemic necessitate to start intra-Afghan negotiation
as soon as possible.
LETTER DATED 21 DECEMBER 2012 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF KAZAKHSTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
Therefore, in order to set them in the right direction, it is important for us to start
Our main goal is to enter the club of top 30 most developed countries of the world.
• Setting adequate international and military policy that is responsive to new
Today I will also outline the primary tasks for 2013 that will ensure the successful
start of the New political course 2050.
In accordance with these tasks the Government will need to immediately develop the
National action plan for 2013.
REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS ON PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT ON ITS MISSION TO ITALY : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
The Working Group is also concerned about racially motivated insults in sport, such
as those faced by Italian national football player Mario Balotelli and several other players
of African descent playing in the Italian football league, including Kevin-Prince Boateng
and Paul Pogba. (...) The legislation
in force also makes it possible to suspend or not to start a football match in cases of
manifestations of racism and intolerance. (...) The
Working Group is concerned that, as a result of those campaigns, the number of inmates
(especially immigrants) will start to rise again. The criminalization of migrants is of deep
concern to the Working Group.