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Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reviews the Report of Senegal

Senegal had adopted the Social Orientation Act on the promotion and protection of people with disabilities

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its review of the initial report of Senegal on the measures taken to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Presenting the report, Martin Pascal Tine, Director of Legal and Consular Affairs at…

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Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcomes of the Central African Republic and Monaco

Speakers commended the Government of the Central African Republic for its focus on promoting security, peace and national reconciliation

The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of the Central African Republic and Monaco. Léopold Ismael Samba, Permanent Representative of the Central African Republic to the United Nations Office at Geneva, recalled that the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review was taking place at a…

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Human Rights Council concludes Annual Meeting on the Rights of the Child with a Panel Focusing on Good Practices in Including Children with Disabilities in Education Settings

Hear Address by the Prime Minister of Somalia

The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child with a panel discussion on including children with disabilities in education settings: good practices and accountability. At the beginning of the meeting, the Council heard a statement by Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minister…

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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Reviews the Report of Mauritius

Committee Experts congratulated Mauritius on the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice of 25 February 2019 concerning the right of return of the Chagos islanders

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concluded today the consideration of the fifth periodic report of Mauritius on measures taken to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Introducing the report, Maneesh Gobin, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and…

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Continuing its High-Level Segment, Conference on Disarmament hears from Poland, Belgium, Egypt, South Africa, Malaysia, Norway, Iraq snd Sri Lanka

The last meeting of the 2019 high-level segment of the Conference on Disarmament will take place at 10 a.m. on 27 February

The Conference on Disarmament this afternoon continued its high-level segment, hearing statements by dignitaries from Poland, Belgium, Egypt, South Africa, Malaysia, Norway, Iraq and Sri Lanka. Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland, said that the international community faced multiple challenges, such as protracted conflicts, lack of respect for…

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Committee on the elimination of Discrimination against Women considers Ethiopia’s Report

Despite all the efforts and investments, deep rooted cultural values and traditions perpetuating gender stereotypes still prevailed and held women back

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the eighth periodic report of Ethiopia on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Hilary Gbedemah, Committee Chairperson, said that the delegation of Ethiopia was unable to come to Geneva due…

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Conference on Disarmament to hold First Public Plenary of its 2019 Session on Monday, 21 January

In addition to Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe will also hold the presidency during 2019

The Conference on Disarmament, the world's single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2019 session on Monday, 21 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session will open under the presidency of Ukraine.  The presidency of the Conference rotates among its…

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New Permanent Representative of Kenya presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Mailu had been serving as Cabinet Secretary for Health at the Ministry of Health of Kenya since 2015

Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu, the new Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Mailu had been serving as Cabinet Secretary for Health at the…

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International Bureau of Education to Organize a Learning Series Event on “The Future of Africa: AI, Robotics, and Education?”

The event is scheduled on Tuesday, 5 June 2018, from 10:45 – 11:40, at the Centre des arts | Fondation de l'Ecole Internationale de Genève | 62, route de Chêne - CH-1208 Geneva

The International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) will organize a Learning Series event on “The Future of Africa: AI, Robotics, and Education?” on Tuesday, 5 June in Geneva. Betelhem Dessie Asnake is Ethiopia’s leading youth technology entrepreneur, who is changing the world of AI and robotics. Only 18 years old, she…

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Committee on the Rights of the Child Considers Reports of Angola

Concerning the rights to health and welfare for children, neo-natal mortality rates had fallen to 20 per 1,000 in 2015 from 45 per 1,000 in 2009

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined fifth to seventh periodic report of Angola under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and its initial reports under the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, and the Optional…