- ‘Gender Lens’ Sharpens Focus of Economic and Social Council Reforms, Shapes Global Policy, Speakers Say in Women’s Commission (12 March 2014)
The Commission on the Status of Women played a “catalytic” role in shaping global policy on gender equality, as well as in ensuring that the Economic and Social Council incorporated a gender perspective in its work, Council President Martin Sajdik told the women’s body today during day three of its fifty-eighth session.
- Speakers in Women’s Commission Say Legal Gaps in Protection, Prevention, Accountability for Violence against Women Must Be Addressed (11 March 2014)
Protecting women and girls from violence and discrimination was the ultimate responsibility of the State, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences told the Commission on the Status of Women today, pressing Governments to better address the legal gaps in protection, prevention and accountability.
- Fifth Committee Delegates Seek More Clarity on Budget Implications of Building Institutional Civilian Capacity in Post-Conflict Situations (11 March 2014)
While commending the progress made in the past two years to expand the pool of civilian experts providing immediate aid and support for institution-building in post-conflict countries, delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) sought greater clarity today on the budgetary implications of those efforts and on ways to align the work of United Nations field personnel with the national decision-making cycles of the countries concerned.
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Secretary-General Appoints Lieutenant General Jose Luiz Jaborandy of Brazil Force Commander for United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (13 March 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Jose Luiz Jaborandy, Jr., of Brazil as Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti.
Deputy Secretary-General, Hailing Civil Society’s Efforts at High-level Briefing, Says Health, Human Rights Must Be at Heart of Drug Control Strategy (13 March 2014)
Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s statement, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level briefing on the conclusions of the third informal Civil Society Hearing and the 2014 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime scientific consultation addressing drug use through a health-based approach, in Vienna today:
Saying ‘No’ to Drugs Means ‘Yes’ for Development, Deputy Secretary-General Stresses, Urging Concerted Drive against Worldwide Narcotics Problem (13 March 2014)
Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s statement, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level review of the implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem, in Vienna today:
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