Third Committee

13 October 2017
GA/SHC/4204

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) discussed the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment with mandate-holders and treaty body representatives today, as it opened broader debate on the promotion and protection of human rights.

12 October 2017
GA/SHC/4203

Recognition and inclusion of indigenous peoples were central to the promotion of peace, human rights and sustainable development, said speakers as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural) held its discussion on the matter.

11 October 2017
GA/SHC/4202

Governments around the world were focused on improving access to quality education and health care for children and adolescents to ensure they reached their full potential, speakers told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) as they concluded discussion on children’s rights.

10 October 2017
GA/SHC/4201

States had an obligation to ensure that vulnerable children received the rights they were due, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today as it continued its deliberations on children’s rights.

9 October 2017
GA/SHC/4200

Regional cooperation, access to education and increased funding held the key to ending the nightmare lived by over 1 billion children across the world as a result of physical, emotional and sexual violence, United Nations experts told members of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural) today.

6 October 2017
GA/SHC/4199

Social customs and norms often erected barriers to women’s access to the resources needed for them to gain economic independence, speakers today told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), concluding discussions on the advancement of women.

5 October 2017
GA/SHC/4198

Delegates in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) debated the international response to violence against women today, opening a discussion on the advancement of women.

4 October 2017
GA/SHC/4197

Sustainable development would not be achieved so long as international criminal networks continued expanding their reach, delegates in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) said today during their annual general discussion on crime prevention, criminal justice and international drug control.

3 October 2017
GA/SHC/4196

Young people’s hopes and concerns, ranging from growing discrimination to direct participation in decision-making processes, came under the spotlight as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its debate on social development.

2 October 2017
GA/SHC/4195

The importance of inclusiveness in efforts to achieve the social advancement of young people, families, persons with disabilities, those mired in extreme poverty and other vulnerable groups was stressed today as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) began the work of its seventy-second session.