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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPENS EIGHTEENTH SESSION IN GENEVA

14 August 2017 The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities this morning opened its eighteenth session, during which it will review measur...

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DISCUSSES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EFFORTS IN NEW ZEALAND AND CANADA WITH CIVIL SOCIETY

14 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this morning held an informal meeting with civil society representatives from...

2017 UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME OF FELLOWSHIPS ON DISARMAMENT STARTS IN GENEVA

14 August 2017 The 2017 United Nations Programme of Fellowships on Disarmament starts today at the United Nations Office at Geneva with the participat...

MYANMAR: UN RIGHTS EXPERT URGES RESTRAINT IN SECURITY OPERATION IN RAKHINE STATE

14 August 2017 (Issued as received) – GENEVA (11 August 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army bat...

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Central African Republic Draws Attention To Recommendation In Panel Of Experts Midterm Report

On 21 July 2017, during its informal consultations with the Panel of Experts, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (...

Mongolia To Host Capacity-Building Training For Implementation Of Action Programme On Small Arms, Light Weapons In Central Asia, 16-17 August

NEW YORK, 15 August (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific and the Go...

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning South Sudan Meets with Panel Of Experts

On 28 July 2017, members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan were briefed by the C...

Secretary-General Appoints Michèle Coninsx Of Belgium Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres confirmed the appointment of Michèle Coninsx of Belgium as Executive Director of the Counter-Terrori...

Secretary-General Stresses Role Of Empowered Young Men, Women In Message For International Youth Day

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on International Youth Day, in New York today:

COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE CONCLUDES SIXTY-FIRST SESSION

Adopts Concluding Observations and Recommendations on Reports of Antigua and Barbuda, Ireland, Panama and Paraguay 11 August 2017 The Committee agains...

HIGH-LEVEL FISSILE MATERIAL CUT-OFF TREATY (FMCT) EXPERT PREPARATORY GROUP CONCLUDES ITS FIRST SESSION

11 August 2017 GENEVA, 11 August 2017 (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — The high-level fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) expert preparatory grou...

UN RIGHTS EXPERT OUTRAGED AT IRAN EXECUTION OF A YOUNG MAN SENTENCED AS A CHILD

11 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (11 August 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Asma Jah...