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MIL-OSI United Nations: Western Sahara Represented by ‘Shadow Republic’, Says Petitioner as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Discussion

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economy, English, fish, Global Bodies, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Polynesia, Trade, Type of Document/Meetings Coverage, UN Bodies/General Assembly/Fourth Committee, United Nations, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: Western Sahara Represented by ‘Shadow Republic’, Says Petitioner as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Discussion

Source: United Nations 4 Delegates of France, Papua New Guinea Give Update on New Caledonia Referendum Western Sahara is represented by a “shadow republic”, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard today, as it continued its hearing of petitioners in the context of its general debate on decolonization questions. “Separatists and those pulling the […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: Respect for Traditional Self-Governance, Informed Consent in Decisions Critical to Upholding Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Mandate Holder Tells Third Committee

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economy, English, Environment, fish, Fisheries, Global Bodies, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Trade, Type of Document/Meetings Coverage, UN Bodies/General Assembly/Third Committee, United Nations, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: Respect for Traditional Self-Governance, Informed Consent in Decisions Critical to Upholding Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Mandate Holder Tells Third Committee

Source: United Nations 4 Self-governance and multilateral support are critical to fulfilling the aims of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today in a half‑day discussion on the matter. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, said almost every […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: Devastating Impacts of Climate Change Threatening Farm Outputs, Increasing Global Hunger, Delegates Say as Second Committee Takes Up Agriculture, Food Security

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economy, English, Environment, fish, Fisheries, Global Bodies, Imports, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Trade, Type of Document/Meetings Coverage, UN Bodies/General Assembly/Second Committee, United Nations, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: Devastating Impacts of Climate Change Threatening Farm Outputs, Increasing Global Hunger, Delegates Say as Second Committee Takes Up Agriculture, Food Security

Source: United Nations 4 Destructive impacts of climate change like droughts, floods and increasingly severe storms are the primary culprits behind decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), as it took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today. Speaking for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Guyana’s delegate cited the […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: Human Rights Council election: 5 things you need to know about it

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, CTF, DJF, English, Global Bodies, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Trade, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: Human Rights Council election: 5 things you need to know about it

Source: United Nations MIL OSI The United Nations General Assembly held secret-ballot elections for the Human Rights Council (HRC) on Friday.  As of 1 January next year, the 18 newly-elected States will serve for three years on the UN’s highest inter-governmental body, mandated to protect and promote human rights worldwide. While the institution has been […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: First Committee Delegates Discuss Best Tools for Fighting Illegal Arms Trade, amid Calls to Boost Control of Conventional Weapons

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Exports, Global Bodies, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Trade, Type of Document/Meetings Coverage, UN Bodies/General Assembly/First Committee, United Nations, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: First Committee Delegates Discuss Best Tools for Fighting Illegal Arms Trade, amid Calls to Boost Control of Conventional Weapons

Source: United Nations 4 To combat the proliferation of illicitly produced and traded small arms and light weapons that is fuelling conflict within and between countries, delegates in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) explored the tools needed to counter this threat, as its general debate continued. “As a victim of their proliferation, Liberia […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: Human Rights Council elections: 5 things you need to know about it

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, CTF, DJF, English, Global Bodies, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Trade, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: Human Rights Council elections: 5 things you need to know about it

Source: United Nations 2 While the institution has been the subject of controversy since its creation in 2006 – culminating in the withdrawal of the USA this past June – UN Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated that it plays “a very important role” in the UN’s human rights architecture. 1. First of all… how does it […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: Delegates Focus on Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, Right to Self-Defence as Sixth Committee Takes up Special Charter Committee Report

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Defence, DJF, English, Environment, Global Bodies, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Trade, Type of Document/Meetings Coverage, UN Bodies/General Assembly/Sixth Committee, United Nations, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: Delegates Focus on Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, Right to Self-Defence as Sixth Committee Takes up Special Charter Committee Report

Source: United Nations 4 Taking up the report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on Strengthening the Role of the United Nations, the Sixth Committee (Legal) today debated ways to better ensure the peaceful resolution of disputes, highlighting the important knowledge held by regional organizations that might aid the […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: General Assembly Elects 18 Member States to Human Rights Council, Allowing Vote by 3 member States in Article 19 Exemption over Financial Dues

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, CTF, DJF, English, Global Bodies, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Type of Document/Meetings Coverage, UN Bodies/General Assembly/Plenary, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: General Assembly Elects 18 Member States to Human Rights Council, Allowing Vote by 3 member States in Article 19 Exemption over Financial Dues

Source: United Nations 4 The General Assembly today elected 18 States to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe. By secret ballot, the Assembly elected Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Czechia, Denmark, Eritrea, Fiji, India, Italy, Philippines, Somalia, Togo and […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: Fifth Committee Delegates Ask Secretariat to Analyse Proposal on Ethics Office, Clarify Potential Impact across United Nations System

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, CTF, DJF, English, Global Bodies, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, Trade, Type of Document/Meetings Coverage, UN Bodies/General Assembly/Fifth Committee, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: Fifth Committee Delegates Ask Secretariat to Analyse Proposal on Ethics Office, Clarify Potential Impact across United Nations System

Source: United Nations 4 Delegates at the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today asked the Secretariat for a comprehensive analysis of its proposal to fortify the independence of the United Nations Ethics Office. Emphasizing the crucial role held by the Ethics Office, Egypt’s delegate, speaking on behalf of the “Group of 77” developing countries and China, […]

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MIL-OSI United Nations: Continuing incarceration of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘reprehensible’: UN experts

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, CTF, Defence, DJF, English, Global Bodies, KB, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - United Nations, Open Source Intel, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI United Nations: Continuing incarceration of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘reprehensible’: UN experts

Source: United Nations 2 UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all women human rights defenders, including six imprisoned on charges relating to their peaceful defence of human rights. UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all women human rights defenders, including six […]

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