Background Release

Background Release

21 September 2016
SG/SM/18111-WOM/2087

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message at the “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” event, in New York today:

29 July 2016
SEA/2040

NEW YORK, 29 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — A multi-stakeholder workshop to be held at United Nations Headquarters on 1 and 2 August under the auspices of the General Assembly will consider how the impacts of bottom fishing on vulnerable marine ecosystems, such as seamounts, hydrothermal vents and cold water corals, and the long-term sustainability of deep-sea fish stocks are being addressed by States and regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements (RFMO/As).

11 July 2016
SEA/2039

NEW YORK, 11 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-first session from 11 July to 26 August.

20 June 2016
GA/PAL/1373

The United Nations Palestinian Rights Committee will convene the United Nations International Conference in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 29 and 30 June.

17 June 2016
SEA/2036

The twenty-sixth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at Headquarters from 20 to 24 June

27 May 2016
DEV/3230

High-level officials from around the world have gathered in Antalya, Turkey, today to assess the progress of the world’s least developed countries and their path to sustainable development.  The event is set to discuss the lessons learnt over the past five years and assess ways forward, highlighting that global peace and prosperity hinges on progress in these countries where almost a billion people face significant development challenges.

27 May 2016
GA/COL/3288

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2016 Pacific Regional Seminar in Managua, Nicaragua from 31 May to 2 June with a view to accelerating action in implementation of the third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2011‑2020).

20 May 2016
SEA/2031

NEW YORK, 20 May (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — Improving international measures to address the decline in straddling and highly migratory fish stocks resulting from overfishing in the world’s oceans will be the focus of concern at a conference to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 23 to 27 May.

17 May 2016
GA/PAL/1367

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People at the 7A Odenplan Conference Centre in Stockholm, Sweden, on 19 and 20 May under the theme “Agenda 2030:  Paving the way towards a peaceful, independent and sustainable State of Palestine”.

5 May 2016
HR/5296

More than 1,000 indigenous participants from all regions of the world are expected to attend the fifteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 May.

19 April 2016
GA/PAL/1361

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will convene an International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Dakar, at the King Fahd Palace Hotel on 3 and 4 May, under the theme “Jerusalem at the Heart of the Settlement of the Question of Palestine”.

29 January 2016
SEA/2029

NEW YORK, 29 February (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fortieth session from 1 February to 18 March.

14 January 2016
SEA/2027

The resumed twenty-fifth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at Headquarters on 15 January, for the purpose of electing one member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, following the resignation of Judge Vincente Marotta Rangel (Brazil), and one member of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, following the resignation of Nenad Leder (Croatia).

2 December 2015
GA/PAL/1352

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will convene an International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Jakarta, at the Hotel Borobodur on 14 and 15 December 2015, under the theme “Addressing the present and shaping the future of Jerusalem”.

15 October 2015
SEA/2024

NEW YORK, 15 October (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ― The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its thirty-ninth session from 19 October to 4 December. 

31 August 2015
GA/PAL/1342

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States, will convene an international meeting on the Question of Palestine in Brussels, at The Hotel, on 7 and 8 September 2015.  The theme of the conference will be “Israeli settlements as an obstacle to peace — possible ways forward”.

15 July 2015
SEA/2020

NEW YORK, 15 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its thirty-eighth session from 20 July to 4 September.

19 June 2015
GA/PAL/1335

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Moscow, at the Lotte Hotel, on 1 and 2 July.

15 May 2015
GA/COL/3275

The Special Committee on decolonization will hold the 2015 Pacific Regional Seminar in Managua, Nicaragua, from 19 to 21 May, with a view to accelerate action in implementation of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2011-2020).

20 April 2015
HR/5241

More than 2,000 indigenous participants from all regions of the world are expected to attend the fourteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 20 April to 1 May, where Members of the Permanent Forum will engage with indigenous peoples, United Nations Member States, and United Nations agencies.