UNBIS Guidelines for Specific Types of UN Documents and Publications

F.   NGO written statements

Examples of summary notes for NGO communications on human rights issues

520 $a Concerns treatment of detainees in the Province of Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

520 $a Concerns the Christian and Mandaean minorities in Iran.

520 $a Concerns the human rights situation of minorities in Myanmar.

520 $a Concerns the situation of Afghan refugees in Iran.

520 $a Concerns the situation of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

520 $a Concerns Israeli practices and policies affecting Palestinian and other minorities in Israel.

520 $a Concerns functioning of the judicial system in Pakistan.

520 $a Concerns human rights of migrant workers in the Republic of Korea, with particular reference to rights of illegal immigrants.

520 $a Concerns violence against women in Guatemala, with particular reference to indigenous women of Maya descent.

520 $a Concerns adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living in Kenya, with particular reference to the situation of displaced persons in Kieni Village, Thika District.

520 $a Expresses serious concerns regarding the human rights situation in Myanmar.

520 $a Expresses concern over the effects of armed conflict on Iraqi civilians, highlighting the consequences of alleged use of depleted uranium munitions on child health.

520 $a Presents information concerning human rights abuses allegedly committed against Haitians by personnel of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

520 $a Concerns the issue of enforced or arbitrary disappearances in Indonesia.

520 $a Concerns the question of impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations in Indonesia, and the issue of justice for victims.

520 $a Concerns the alleged practice of torture in Indonesia.

520 $a Concerns problems of discrimination and violence against women in Indonesia.

520 $a Concerns violent crimes allegedly committed by police and other state officials in Myanmar.

520 $a Alleges that violent crimes are committed by state officials in Myanmar as a result of absence of rule of law.

520 $a Concerns alleged human rights abuses by police in Pakistan.

520 $a Concerns alleged extrajudicial killings and violations of trade union rights in the Philippines.

520 $a Concerns reports of disappearances and impunity in Nepal.

520 $a States that lack of security and protection for victims and witnesses is aiding and abetting extrajudicial executions, torture and disappearances in the Philippines.

520 $a States that widespread and frequently occurring death threats are a major cause of insecurity in Sri Lanka.

520 $a Discusses Indonesia's progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

520 $a Concerns the problem of enforced or involuntary disappearances and abductions in Sri Lanka.

520 $a Calls for UN action to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, with particular reference to Indonesia.

520 $a Requests that the human rights situation in Iraq be considered by the Human Rights Council.

520 $a Concerns allegedly widespread corruption in the Public Food Distribution System in India.

520 $a Urges the Human Rights Council to address concerns about migrants' human rights in the United States.

520 $a Urges the Human Rights Council to exert influence on the Japanese Government to ratify the First Optional Protocol of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

520 $a Transmits communication entitled "Humanitarian and political crisis in Sri Lanka".

520 $a Transmits "Statement on torture and detention of Sami Al Haj and other detainees in Guantanamo".

520 $a Transmits recommendations of the Indigenous Peoples' Global Caucus held during the 6th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 14-25 May 2007, concerning the work of the Human Rights Council and the proposed establishment of an Expert Group on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

520 $a Transmits "Catalan Declaration of Support for the Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council" regarding the question of a code of conduct of the special procedures.

520 $a Transmits "Resolución adoptada por las comunidades indígenas y sus organizaciones de base" adopted at meetings held in Potosí, La Paz (Bolivia) and Puno, Azángaro, Crucero (Peru) with the objective of examining the outcome of the drafting of a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

520 $a Calls for UN action to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, with particular reference to Indonesia.

520 $a Expresses concern over human rights abuses carried out against unarmed civilians by government forces and armed militias in conflicts within the Arab region, with particular reference to Iraq, Darfur and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

520 $a Expresses commitment to combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, including Islamophobia.

520 $a Recommends that the Human Rights Council appoint a special rapporteur on the right to water, and urges that the disconnection of water supply needed for basic needs should be prohibited.

520 $a Calls for comprehensive and universal policies and programmes to prevent and combat trafficking in women and children.

520 $a Addresses issues of juvenile sentencing, particularly the death penalty and life imprisonment without possibility of release.

520 $a Draws attention to the growing number of violations of the right to freedom of religion that are occurring around the world, specifically the right to choose one's religion and change one's religious affiliation.

520 $a Draws attention to the urgent need to designate a high priority to the recognition and protection of the human rights of elder persons, to mainstream ageing in all substantive issues before the Council, and to appoint a Special Rapporteur on the question of abuse of older people.

520 $a Condemns the violation of minorities' rights and commends the effective national and international measures that have been taken to improve minorities' conditions.

520 $a Asserts that the Human Rights Council has taken insufficient action to address the growing problem of extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances in Sri Lanka.

520 $a Affirms the importance of adopting the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

520 $a Emphasizes the importance of the right to education as a fundamental human right, and commends efforts of the Islamic Republic of Iran toward full realization of the right to education.

520 $a Concerns threats to press freedom worldwide, with particular reference to treatment of journalists during elections, impunity for attacks against journalists, and censorship of communication media.

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