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LE CONSEIL ADOPTE DES RÉSOLUTIONS SUR LA RÉPUBLIQUE POPULAIRE DÉMOCRATIQUE DE CORÉE, LA SYRIE, L’IRAN, LE SOUDAN DU SUD ET LE MYANMAR

Il prolonge les mandats concernant ces cinq pays
23 mars 2018

Le Conseil des droits de l’homme a adopté cet après-midi cinq résolutions par lesquelles il a prolongé de trois ans le mandat du Rapporteur spécial sur la situation des droits de l’homme en République populaire démocratique de Corée et d’un an les mandats de la Commission d’enquête internationale indépendante sur la Syrie, de la Commission sur les droits de l’homme au Soudan du Sud et des Rapporteurs spéciaux sur les situations des droits de l’homme au Myanmar et en Iran.

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REGULAR PRESS BRIEFING BY THE INFORMATION SERVICE

23 March 2018

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, which was attended by the spokespersons for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, the International Organization for Migration and the International Telecommunication Union.

Syria

Jens Laerke, for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that the hostilities in Afrin district had displaced an estimated 167,000 people. Some…

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LE COMITÉ DES DROITS ÉCONOMIQUES, SOCIAUX ET CULTURELS EXAMINE LE RAPPORT DE LA NOUVELLE-ZÉLANDE

23 mars 2018

Le Comité des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels a examiné, hier après-midi et ce matin, le rapport périodique de la Nouvelle-Zélande sur la mise en œuvre des dispositions du Pacte international relatif aux droits économiques, sociaux et culturels.

Le rapport a été présenté par le Ministre de la justice de la Nouvelle-Zélande, M. Andrew Little, qui a affirmé d’emblée que le Traité de Waitangi, document fondateur de la Nouvelle-Zélande, signé en 1840, était le socle de la relation entre le Gouvernement et les…

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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE CONCLUDES ITS EXAMINATION OF CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS IN LEBANON

22 March 2018

The Human Rights Committee today completed the review of the third periodic report of Lebanon during which it examined measures taken to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The review of Lebanon, which had started on 15 March, could not be completed as scheduled due to a strike called for by the United Nations staff at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 16 March.  The review resumed on 22 March with the participation of Lebanon by a video conference from Beirut, and in the presence of the representatives of the…

LE CONSEIL DES DROITS DE L'HOMME ADOPTE DIX RÉSOLUTIONS DONT L’UNE DEMANDANT UNE ÉTUDE SUR LE RÔLE DE L’ASSISTANCE TECHNIQUE

Il décide en outre qu’il tiendra désormais tous les quatre ans une réunion-débat sur la promotion des droits de l’homme par le sport et l’idéal olympique
23 mars 2018

Entamant la dernière journée de travaux de sa trente-septième session, le Conseil des droits de l’homme a adopté, ce matin, dix résolutions au titre de la promotion et de la protection de tous les droits de l’homme. 

Deux de ces textes, portant sur les mesures coercitives unilatérales et sur la promotion d’une coopération mutuellement bénéfique ont été…

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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS 10 TEXTS, REQUESTS A HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION ON GENOCIDE AND A STUDY ON THE ROLE OF CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Asks Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercive Measures to Present a Set of Elements to be Considered in the Preparation of a Draft Declaration on the Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures
23 March 2018

The Human Rights Council this morning adopted 10 resolutions, including texts requesting the convening of a high-level panel discussion on genocide; and a study on the role of capacity building in the promotion of human rights.  The Council also requested the Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures to present in his next report a set of elements to be considered as…

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS GENERAL DEBATE ON TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CAPACITY BUILDING

Hears Presentation of Reports on Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen
22 March 2018

The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building, after hearing the presentation of reports on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen.

At the beginning of the meeting, Vojislav Å uc, President of the Human Rights Council, announced that he had been informed that the Staff Council of the United Nations Office at Geneva had called for a second full day of strike to take place on Friday,

WATER IS LIFE: Protect Lake Vättern

Green Cross International & Green Cross Sweden join to protect Vättern (March 24nd) The Senior Scientist Hans Sanderson and advisor for the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark, Aarhus University, will speak. Musician Ebbot Lundberg will play. Saturday, March 24, 2018, Grenna Hotel & Conference, Ribbagårdsgränd 11, Gränna, Sweden, 13.00 Protect Vättern event with panel and dialogue, 17.00 […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS 16 TEXTS, EXTENDS MANDATES ON THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY, ALBINISM, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND CULTURAL RIGHTS


22 March 2018

The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted 16 resolutions, including on the extension of the mandates on the right to privacy, albinism, the environment, and cultural rights. 

The Council adopted resolutions to extend by a period of three years the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, the mandate of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment,

#Savethedrop as the Olympics boost sustainability for World Water Day

Today, on 22 March,Green Cross Italyrenews its“Save the Drop” (Salva la Goccia) campaignfor the sixth year, on World Water Day. On this occasion, the “Sustainability Olympics” is being launched to encourage more efficient ways of saving water. Students, families, citizens, municipalities are participating in this anti-waste challenge to set a new water-saving record and to […]

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