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8 October 2018
GA/L/3569

The undermining of independent judiciaries, along with other trends impacting access to justice, has been increasing around the world, a top United Nations official warned, as the Sixth Committee (Legal) took up the matter of the rule of law at the national and international levels today.

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23 May 2018
ECOSOC/6918-NGO/872

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, on day three of its resumed session, today recommended 42 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, while deferring action on the status of 40 others.

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11 October 2018
SC/13534

Affirming that preparations for December presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are well advanced, speakers in the Security Council this morning urged all stakeholders to reach consensus on outstanding issues to ensure that the poll results will be universally respected.

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15 December 2016
SC/12628

Ahead of an open debate on keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists and other non-State groups, the Security Council called today for intensified efforts to ensure the development of a secure international framework for that purpose in the face rapid technological advances and increasingly ambitious malefactors.

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24 October 2018
GA/SHC/4242

With an economy in free fall, 70 per cent youth unemployment, widely contaminated drinking water and a collapsed health care system, Gaza has become “unliveable”, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, insisting that all parties — particularly Israel — bring an end to “this disaster”.

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8 August 2018
SC/13448

Facing myriad challenges, including growing demonstrations, Iraq’s new Government must focus on prioritizing inclusion, political and economic reforms, justice, equality and accountability, while ensuring the timely delivery of basic services, the Security Council heard today from a senior United Nations official.

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31 May 2018
SG/SM/19060-DEV/3329-GA/12021

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly at the adoption of the resolution on repositioning the United Nations development system, in New York today:

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19 October 2018
GA/SPD/671

Delegates warned today against the politicization of public information and the targeting of journalists, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate on questions relating to information.

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19 April 2018
SC/13308

Following the completion of the 14‑year‑long mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on 30 March, the Security Council stressed today that the Organization would remain an important partner for the West African nation as it continued to consolidate peace and stability in the future.

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24 July 2018
DSG/SM/1208-SOC/4866

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the ministerial breakfast in conjunction with the United Kingdom at the Global Disability Summit, in London today: