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Countries call for greater efforts to spur development and close gap between rich and poor nations

Author :  ONU / UN


Commission on Human Rights
58th session
25 May 2002
Morning



The Commission on Human Rights carried on this morning with its annual debate on the right to development, hearing continued appeals from national delegations for increases in official development assistance (ODA), greater relief of foreign-debt burdens, and effective steps to ensure that the global trade and financial systems took the needs and fragilities of developing countries into account.

A representative of Bangladesh, speaking on behalf of the Group of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs), said there was a strong link between what such nations were trying to achieve in terms of economic advancement and what the external environment beyond their borders imposed upon them -- and that recent trends were discouraging. The market share of LDCs in global trade had decreased from 2 per cent at the end of the 1960 to 0.8 per cent at the end of the 1970s to only about 0.4 per cent in 2000, the representative said -- it was clear that the world was proceeding at a much faster rate than LDCs could cope with, and if this drift towards marginalization was not reversed, much talk about human rights would be meaningless.

A representative of Ethiopia said democracy, good governance, and the full enjoyment of human rights were prerequisites for development progress, and that while extensive international help was needed, developing countries also had to accept that their destinies primarily were and always would be in their own hands.

As during earlier debate on the topic, speakers this morning commented on the efforts of the Commission's Working Group on the right to development and on the ideas of the Commission's Independent Expert on the topic. Speakers placed differing assessments on the importance of national efforts to ensure the right to development vis-a-vis international help, and there were also varying views on the need for an additional convention or mechanism on the right to development.

Representatives of Bahrain, Zambia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Viet Nam, Guatemala, Canada, Thailand, Madagascar, Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Iran, Tunisia, the World Bank, Egypt, Bangladesh, Qatar, Oman, Mauritania, Latvia, Ethiopia, Yemen, the Holy See, the Organization of African Unity, the Netherlands, Australia, and Colombia spoke.

The non-governmental organization (NGO) International Federation of University Women also delivered a joint statement on behalf of 14 other NGOs.

The Commission will reconvene at 3 p.m. when it will listen to NGOs scheduled to speak on the right to development.


Statements

ALI AL ARADI (Bahrain) said the right to development was a integral part in the achievement of all human rights. In order to respect all the rights as stipulated in human rights treaties, and to increase the welfare of the individual, the right to development could not be ignored. Social work was a means and an end in itself. One could not underestimate the importance of the participation and contribution of the individual, particularly through institutions in the public and private sectors. The principles leading to social development were recognized by Bahrain, and the Government had therefore placed great emphasis on development for all. The progress which had been achieved was visible through the spread of democracy and the respect for human rights throughout the country. The family was the basis of society and the Government had emphasized the importance of the family and the rights of the child, youth, and disabled and senior citizens. The State also provided low income housing, access to health care and exempted low income families from taxes.

The policy of Bahrain was aimed at consolidating respect for all human rights through the appropriate institutional and legal avenues. This was also based on evaluating the various forms of social arrangements, improvement of welfare and the participation of civil society. This was reflected in the high levels of access to health, which reflected Bahrain's progress in development. The right to development had many factors and variables and in order to achieve this right, all different facets needed to be addressed and resources needed to be allocated to them.

B. M. BOWA (Zambia) stressed that the right to development was a right that could not be denied. It was not possible to enjoy other rights, such as the right to food and an adequate standard of living, health and education, without the attainment of development first. In view of its importance therefore, what needed to be agreed upon was how to attain it. There was a need to identify and analyse obstacles impeding the full realization of the right to development both at the national and international levels; and there was a need to create an enabling international environment in order for the right to development to be realized.

The need for developing countries to take part in the decision-making process came from a long history of failed development models and strategies imposed upon poor countries, often accompanied by extraneous conditionalities in order for them to access loans and development assistance. What was needed in today's environment was to make developing countries full partners and to allow them to make informed decisions on the best approaches to develop their economies. Zambia welcomed the new partnership for the development of Africa as a development framework and one of the practical examples which could be employed for the promotion of a rights-based approach to development.

M. BENCHERIF (Algeria) said despite complex negotiations, the Working Group on the right to development had been able to adopt its conclusions. There had been a spirit of compromise, and the consensus reflected that the right of development must become a right. Achieving the right to development required international solidarity on financial and commercial issues. The Working Group had agreed on the need for cooperation and the need to reduce the negative effects of globalization. Some of the recent international conferences had reflected that action in human rights was needed with a view to achieve all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The right to development required a change of paradigm in the international community. In this context the new partnership for Africa's development (NEPAD) was welcome. This new view had been dictated by a number of inadequate efforts in the past, which had failed to take into account the needs and capabilities of African States themselves.

ABDULWAHAB ATTAR (Saudi Arabia) said his country believed that full effect should be given to the right to development as the best way to further the realization of all rights. To that end, there was a need for good will, especially in the Working Group on the right of development. It should be possible to take rapid practical steps for the benefit of the developing and least developed countries, as least in the short term, the most significant of such steps being the waiver of debts which still constituted a heavy burden on the economies of those countries. Unconditional support should be given to the developing and least developed countries, which, although suffering from financial and social problems, were unquestionably rich in cultural values and principles. It was regrettable that some parties treated Third World issues as possible options, disregarding the fact that the international community had a collective moral responsibility to address them.

Saudi Arabia had always been proud to be an effective partner in the various activities undertaken by the United Nations and, in spite of being itself a developing country, had unhesitatingly contributed to development activities in the developing and least developed countries.

MOHAMED YOUSEF ABDALLA (Sudan) said that national governments had a duty to create political, economic and social environments conducive to the realization of the important right to development. Equally, the external environment must interact and cooperate in the promotion of this right. The experience of the last decade had clearly indicated that no significant change had taken place in favour of the poor despite the relentless efforts made by the developing countries to create a domestic environment conducive to the right to development. Good governance, accountability and adoption of market oriented policies were the focus of the day, but the benefits were yet to be felt. The bitter fact was simply attributed to the huge gap in resources facing the underdeveloped economies. The poor could not develop significantly due to the lack of necessary capital required to initiate growth. The Independent Expert on the right to development was called upon to further elaborate on both the conceptual framework and the process of realization of the development compact to overcome this dilemma. The current economic relations would not guarantee sustainability of growth. Sudan believed that the external environment remained the most important and most crucial factor.

There was an urgent need for the Commission to make a critical analysis of the impact of trade liberalization, in view of the deep problems that the Uruguay Round had caused poor countries. The issues of market access, transfer of appropriate technology, and debt relief must be given due attention. Failure to address the right to development would fuel the protests of marginalised groups and no doubt threaten world-wide peace and security.

DUONG CHI DUNG (Viet Nam) said that the realization of the right to development in developing countries had been negatively affected as a result of innumerable difficulties such as the external debt burden, lack of adequate resources, deteriorating terms of trade, insufficient infrastructures, environment degradation, poverty and population pressure. While national efforts were primary in that process, such efforts needed to be supported by a stable and conducive international environment. Converted support at international level was essential for the implementation of the right to development. In that regard, basic principles such as equality, equity and non-discrimination, participation and international cooperation, among others, were of crucial importance for the realization of the right to development. International solidarity and cooperation focusing on the improvement of the relevant international institutions and regimes in the fields of trade, intellectual property, and environment were required to render effective assistance to developing and least developed countries.

ANTONIO ARENALES FORNO (Guatemala) said the right to development was a collective human right. There was governmental responsibility for its achievement, including cooperation between States. There must be a convention on the right to development as a guideline between States. Technical and financial assistance must not be considered as an act of solidarity but must be viewed as an international obligation. The creation of an enabling environment was also an obligation. The realization of these obligations would not give the expected results unless the enabling environment was created in the receiving country, such as the respect for civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

At the national and international levels, these obligations must be carried out jointly. In the sessions of the Working Group on the right to development, examples of international and national efforts to implement the right to development had been discussed. However in order to determine the scope of such obligations, a legal instrument on the right to development was required. A binding legal framework would strengthen the work for the achievement of the right to development.

SUSAN GREGSON (Canada) said the discussions in the Working Group on the right to development were very productive this year, covering a vast range of issues, including a consideration of concrete actions at the national and international levels. This discussion was essential to the common endeavour of the promotion and implementation of the right to development. Canada believed that the Doha development agenda adopted by World Trade Organization (WTO) members in November 2001 would contribute to economic growth and the reduction of poverty in developing countries and must have been welcomed by the Working Group. The declaration had made substantial commitments to deliver substantially enhanced trade-related technical assistance and capacity building for developing countries - in order to ensure that every WTO Member could maximize the benefits of the global trading system. Developments at the WTO since Doha, for example the recent successful pledging conference for the Global Trust Fund for technical assistance and capacity building, showed that Members were committed to following up the commitments.

Given the clear contribution of the world trading system to development, Canada did not believe that the existing system, or particular aspects of it, impacted adversely on the realization of the right to development for all. Canada looked forward to continued cooperation and collaboration on this subject, especially on the draft resolution on the subject that would be considered in several weeks time.

LAXARACHANTORN LAOHAPHAN (Thailand) said her country attached great importance to fulfilling all human rights principles as embodied in the 1986 Declaration on the Right to Development, and in the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Thailand subscribed to the emphasis those two landmark documents placed upon treating the right to development as a legitimate, inalienable, indivisible and universal human rights; and upon the need for nation-states and the international community to fully cooperate and create a conducive environment for the effective promotion and protection of the right to development and all human rights. The Government of Thailand also placed priority on the full realization of the right to education, health, food security and poverty reduction. More than two million small-scale Thai farmers would also benefit from the Government's debt suspension scheme, and every Thai citizen had now been increasingly enjoying the benefits of the Government's nationwide health insurance scheme.

MAXIME ZAFERA (Madagascar) said it was universally admitted that the right to development was a human right, including the right to housing, and medical care. The human being must be both an active participant and a beneficiary of the right to development. It was an integral part of the fundamental rights of the human being. The efforts of both national and international actors needed to be strengthened. The eradication of poverty would significantly affect the right to development. A heavy responsibility in this quest was incumbent on States. Some States, however, could never achieve the right to development without further solidarity from the international community. Cooperation needed to be strengthened based on solidarity, dignity and shared responsibility. The new effort for Africa was important in this regard, and within this partnership much space had been given to good governance and the participation of women.

SAMIR K.K. AL-NIMA (Iraq) said that the current international efforts were still far from the aspirations of the peoples of the developing countries, despite the fact that sixteen years had elapsed since the Declaration on the Right to Development was established. Putting the right to development in action doubtlessly necessitated the existence of a national will, effective development policies as well as international cooperation that put at the head of its concerns the elimination of poverty, hunger and lethal diseases. Between 1970 and 1990, Iraq had realized pioneering development achievements through directing the revenues of its national resources. The progress achieved had led to the eradication of illiteracy, elimination of underemployment and recession of the problem of poverty to a very low level.

Nevertheless, a large number of those achievements had been destroyed or gravely damaged as a result of the economic embargo and the American-British air aggression that had ceaselessly been launched against Iraq for more than ten years now. That had claimed the lives of 1.6 million Iraqis; and it had resulted in a serious deterioration in the economic, social, educational and health conditions, in addition to the prevalence of unemployment, poverty and diseases. The aggressors were resolved to continue their aggression to destroy the remaining manifestation of progress and advancement that had been accomplished and depriving Iraqi people of the enjoyment of the right to development.

ODILE SORGHO-MOULINIER, of the United Nations Development Programme, said UNDP's action and its strategy was based on the right to development being an inalienable right. The implementation of this right was possible, and all people of the world must participate in and be the beneficiaries of the right to development. Since 1998 UNDP had tirelessly worked to include human rights into its work on sustainable development. Particular focus had been put on vulnerable groups, good governance, transparency, the importance of law, and access to information.

UNDP had been working actively to increase its cooperation for the implementation of human rights and sustainable development. It also intended to establish a closer relationship with monitoring bodies and would be preparing an annual report on its activities within human rights and sustainable development. UNDP had committed itself in 1998 to integrate human rights in its work since human rights played an integral part in sustainable development, and it continued to work towards the full respect for all human rights.

MOHAMMAD REZA ALBORZI (Iran) said that one of the reasons for the lack of progress on implementing the right to development lay in the fact that this right had often been treated differently from civil and political rights, thus receiving lesser attention and inadequate support. Unless the right to development was treated genuinely as an integral part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, the chances for its full realization were slim. Real and sustainable development could be achieved through the active participation of all countries in the process of decision-making and distribution of opportunities. To that end, the right of accession of every country to international, financial and monetary organizations should be facilitated, free from any political consideration. In addition, at present, a handful of developed countries were deciding on crucial macro-economic and monetary policies, which had a far reaching impact on the world economy, in particular on developing countries. The international economic environment could not be responsive to the needs of the world's majority if the developing countries were to be sidelined in macro-economic policy coordination.

SAMIR KOUBBA (Tunisia) said development was an integral and equal right in human rights, without any selectivity. The right to development had been given high priority in Tunisia. Reform programmes had been established within the trade liberalization policy and within the economy at large. The social welfare system had also been reformed and reached 80 per cent of the population. However, more focus was needed in the fields of infrastructure, technological transfers and external trade. It was important to open national economies. However, there were several obstacles to the enjoyment of the widespread benefits of globalization. These obstacles included technical and trade barriers, and the restriction in the movement of people. It was stressed that if the right to development was to become a reality, one must find a solution to the debt problem and there had to be agreement on channelling the debts of medium indebted countries. The role of the United Nations must be supported in this field. It had been stated in the Millennium Summit that development was a priority for the eradication of poverty and the respect for human rights. The efforts of the international community as a whole needed to be strengthened and focused.

ALFREDO SFEIR-YOUNIS, of the World Bank, said that major progress was made in the last session of the Working Group on the right to development. The final statement of the Group showed considerable progress made in comparison to the previous year, in particular on the critical role played by the external environment and international policies facing developing countries. The conclusions adopted should be taken extremely seriously into account in all contexts of public policy-making. The road ahead was not easy but the debate and conclusions would provide a strong platform for future actions. The Bank was fully aware of the relationship between economic development and the materialization of the right to development. No matter what situation was described -- of a poor or a rich country -- proper macroeconomic management was essential. But it should be a form of management that should have a human face. That was why one fully agreed with the Commission's emphasis on eliminating absolute poverty, as those living under those conditions saw most of their human rights violated.

HUSSAIN DARRAR (Egypt) said the results of the session of the Working Group on the right to development were serious and in depth. The debate had represented the beginning of a genuine dialogue on measures to be taken on a national level to achieve the right to development and to hinder the negative effects of globalization. The international community must be concerned about the right to development, and the Working Group had been made a significant contribution to this debate. It was hoped that the consensus of the Millennium Summit and the Vienna Conference would be put into action. The new partnership for Africa was a move in the right direction, and it was hoped that the partnership could be used as a model for the integration of human rights in development and vice versa.

There was a need for governments to implement and respect the commitment made on the right to development. At the national level, this right needed to be implemented in national programmes and through national initiatives. However, nothing would be achieved without international cooperation. The world today was globalizing and must take into consideration both human rights and the right to development. It was important to be unambiguous in this area so that the realization of the right to development could become a reality.

TOUFIK ALI (Bangladesh) speaking on behalf of the Group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), said it was through adequate recognition to the right to development that the international community could demonstrate its commitment to helping the LDCs. The Working Group's conclusions were short of the expectations of LDCs, but they were willing and prepared to use these agreed conclusions as a basis for further elaboration and specificity to the right to development, particularly as they applied to LDCs. It was no secret that in the globalized world of today, the actions a country took might have consequences far beyond its borders. Clearly, there was a link, and a very strong one at that, for LDCs, between what they were trying to achieve and what the external environment beyond their borders imposed upon them. It was in this nexus, between national efforts and international cooperation, that the right to development assumed a critical significance and required international cooperation.

Trade was commonly acknowledged as the preferred engine of growth, yet the market share of LDCs had decreased from two per cent of world trade at the end of the 1960 to 0.8 per cent at the end of the 1970s and only about 0.4 per cent in 2000. It was clear that the world was proceeding at a much faster rate than the LDCs. If this trend of marginalization was not halted, and indeed reversed, much of the talk of human rights would be meaningless. It was stressed that more focus was needed on financing for development, development assistance, foreign debts, information and technology transfers, environment, diseases and pandemics and the development of human resources.

MOHAMED ALI AL-MALKI (Qatar) said peace and stability were essential for the dignified implementation of the right to development. All people wished to promote peace and security at the national and international level as prerequisites to the right to development. In order to consolidate the right to development through cooperation, the Third World countries were striving to cope with the unfair and inhumane conditions they were encountering. The concept of the right to development should not be manipulated to the detriment of the developing countries. International cooperation should play a vital role in the promotion of the macro-economic management of developing countries.

IDRIS AL-KHANJARI (Oman) said the Commission had exhibited a serious effort in the implementation of the right to development. The Vienna Programme of Action was in full harmony with the right to development. The General Assembly had also expressed its faith in the right to development which would emancipate more than two-thirds of the population of the planet. There was unfortunately still a growing discrepancy between the rich and the poor, something the process of globalization would probably worsen. There was a pressing need to find a constructive framework for development so that developing countries could be assisted. A qualitative change was needed, requiring new mechanisms for loans and new processes to deal with debts. The efforts made nationally in Oman included the right of citizens to participate in the fruit of development. Planning had been undertaken as an indispensable means for continuity in the implementation of the right to development. A 20-20 programme existed to prepare the country for the legal, institutional and political framework and consequences of the right to development. The State also had the responsibility to provide social welfare, including access to health care.

MOHAMED YAHYA OULD SIDI HAIBA (Mauritania) said that the right to development was an important subject; it was a right constituting a common denominator and a vector for all the other human rights, without which there would be no durable and profound implementation of human rights. The implementation and enjoyment of the right to development constituted a fulfilment of all the other human rights. The world still remained a victim of poverty, often extreme, particularly in the developing countries. The gap between rich and poor countries had continued to become bigger. A series of difficulties and constraints continued to be encountered by the developing countries. The limited access to the world market, the debt burden, insufficient transfer of technologies, and weak capacities, among other things, clearly indicated the state of unpreparedness of the Third World in the face of globalization.

RAIMONDS JANSONS (Latvia) said the right to development had been confirmed a human right in the Vienna Declaration. International agreement was still needed on the components of this right. As the Independent Expert on the right to development had said, a variation of thinking on development gave added understanding to this right. More information was needed as to economic strategies, the fight against corruption and the GDP component. The concept of the right of development could not be considered without a focus on globalization and the consequences thereof. The Commission had a duty to continue the work of the Working Group on the right to development.

The human being was central in development, but the State had the ultimate responsibility to create an environment that would allow meaningful development. For Latvia, the development process first of all meant economic development. Latvia had for 50 years of Soviet occupation experienced that economic growth and development was not possible if the rule of law, stable macroeconomic environment, respect for human rights and market-oriented policies did not exist.

SELESHI MENGESHA (Ethiopia) said approaches to development must be well-integrated; democracy, good governance, and the full enjoyment of human rights were all prerequisites. It was equally important to ensure the participation of developing countries in decision making on major international economic issues and to ensure that inequities in the international trade system - overwhelming foreign debt burdens, protectionism, deteriorating terms of trade and declining aid flows - were addressed. The international community must come up with a multi-pronged debt strategy to resolve the external debt problem, which constituted a major impediment to development efforts of many countries. Meanwhile, such countries must be cognisant that their destiny was and always would be in their own hands.

The New Partnership for Africa's Development was a promising undertaking but could not achieve its purpose without the assistance of development partners at the international level and sustained efforts from Africans themselves. Ethiopia had a core development strategy that revolved around agricultural development-led industrialization.

KHALED EL-MAKHEDI (Yemen) said that his country had shown positive results following its economic reforms, which had improved the living conditions of its people. The people used to suffer from malnutrition. The situation had now been reduced through the measures introduced through the economic reforms. However, Yemen still suffered from slow development, particularly in the remote and rural areas of the country. The gap between the rural and urban areas had been important. Thanks to the donor countries, the situation had also been improving through the implementation of sustainable development initiated by the Government in cooperation with those countries. Extreme poverty was threatening the peace and stability of the whole world.

DIARMUID MARTIN (the Holy See) said human beings were the centre of concern for sustainable development. The social and economic evolution which had been witnessed in the past ten years, with the move towards a knowledge-based, globalized economy, had proved just how correct that affirmation of principle was. It was human persons who were the focal point of a knowledge-based economy. The sad fact, however, was that many people, perhaps the majority today, did not have the means which would enable them to take their place in an effective and humanly dignified way within a productive system which would enable them to express their creativity and develop their potential.

Poverty today must be defined not simply in terms of a lack of economic income, but more in terms of an inability to realise fully that God-given human potential, with which each person, man or woman, was endowed. Fighting poverty, which had now been recognized as an essential overarching dimension of all developmental policy, must therefore be about enabling people to realise their God-given potential. It was about enhancing human potential. It was a paradox to have to speak in the same breath of globalization and marginalization. Global must mean inclusive. A global economic system that left large sectors of society on its margins was not what it claimed to be - global.

LAMINE LAABAS, of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) said the Working Group on the right to development had made considerable progress by identifying the conditions and means for realizing development rights without political or ideological distortions. Development was crucial for Africa; because of colonialism, it had been plunged into a lengthy period of darkness, its natural resources plundered and its population exploited in numerous ways, including through the brutal institution of slavery. After centuries, the continent was still recovering. Of the 49 least-developed countries, 39 were in Africa.

Africa, despite its limited resources, was struggling to do its utmost to develop, and had fashioned the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) to overcome its past problems. NEPAD was an approach based on solidarity, responsibility, democracy and good governance. However, mutually beneficial relations with countries throughout the world were crucial for NEPAD to succeed; it was not, in the end, an African initiative but a global one.

HENK COR VAN DER KWAST (the Netherlands) said that the implementation of the right to development was the responsibility of States, regional organizations and international organizations. The United Nations had a particular role to play. The international community had a shared responsibility to remove obstacles that stood in the way of the Millennium Development Goals. That could only be effective if it was approached by the determination of States to work together for the implementation of the right to development. Attempts to use the right to development as a new political vehicle to highlight the differences between North and South were counterproductive. For donor countries, the prime responsibility was the realization of the commitment to contribute 0.7 per cent of GNP to Official Development Assistance. Unfortunately, many countries still had not done so. The Netherlands would continue to press for compliance with that commitment.

JENIFER MEEHAN (Australia) said each country had the primary responsibility for its own development, and for the promotion and protection of human rights, including the right to development. Australia believed that national actions, particularly commitment to good governance, in fact provided the most practical and effective framework for States to meet their obligations to their citizens concerning the right to development. In this regard, the Working Group on the right to development had recommended that an appraisal or survey be done by the Independent Expert of country specific studies, perhaps including some in the context of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) framework. Australia supported this and believed that such a survey would better inform the Working Group and through it the Commission of the wealth of national and regional practices and approaches relevant to and supportive of the implementation of the right to development.

The result of the discussion of the Working Group for Australia had been the confirmation of the fact that there was an impressive range of international action being undertaken in a range of fora. Australia believed that the international environment was in fact becoming ever-more supportive of States' efforts to operationalize the right to development. There had been a great deal of discussion on the question of whether the right to development should have a permanent follow-up mechanism. Australia did not believe that the threshold question of whether a new additional mechanism was justified had been answered or even properly considered at this time. Accordingly, Australia remained unconvinced of the need for any permanent new mechanism.

CAMILO REYES RODRIGUEZ (Colombia) said development required democratic principles in concert with the rule of law. Colombia was striving to achieve these ends and was now leading work that was expected to lead to an international convention against corruption. The international community had responsibilities for development, too, as so many factors involving it were beyond national control. Investment and trade were truly global. Colombia had 40 million citizens who were talented and hard-working; yet more than half the population lived in poverty. That was because of two major factors -- the global problem of illicit drugs, and internal problems created by violent groups with anachronistic theories and no popular backing.

International cooperation was vital for ending the global drug trade. Consumption throughout the world had to be controlled, and there had to be controls against the money-laundering that was so vital to the drug business; controls against the international trade in arms also was important. Direct foreign investment should be encouraged for developing nations and fairer trade terms should be set; the well-being of the populations of these countries should take the highest priority.

CONCHITA PONCINI, of the International Federation of University Women speaking on behalf of 14 non-governmental organizations, said that gender equality was a core development goal in its own right rather than a desirable by-product of it. Gender discrimination was the source of endemic poverty and low economic growth, not a cause for women's vulnerability because they were unequal in political, economic, social and cultural status. Education from a life cycle perspective was indeed the key entry point to development and the eradication of poverty. It would give people the knowledge base for the awareness and practice of their rights. As half of the population, women should be involved as stakeholders and should therefore be provided the resources and the means to be educated over their life span. Educating the girl child was particularly critical for the future generations. Women had a legitimate role not only to participate in social aspects to where they were often relegated but to macro economic decision making because all women were working every day of their lives. Macro economic policies that had been viewed until recently by policy makers as gender neutral, were in fact gender blind. Other constraints to women's right to development were lack of entitlement and access to productive resources.


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 flecheUN and partners highlight essential actions to reduce child deaths from pneumonia
 fleche24 October - United Nations Day
 flecheUN health agency urges Governments to end production, use of lead paint
 flecheInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
 flecheJournée internationale de la paix : l'ONU veut faire de l'éducation le pilier de sociétés tolérantes
 flecheWorld Happiness Report 2013
 flecheUrging political solution on Syria crisis, Ban warns of ‘tragic consequences’ of military action
 flecheDespite overwhelming opposition, millions of girls at risk of genital mutilation – UNICEF
 flecheHuman Rights Indicators: A Guide to Measurement and Implementation
 flecheLong-term impact of youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, warns UN report
 flecheFORESTS: UN forum endorses measures to improve sustainable forest management
 flecheUN General Assembly approves global arms trade treaty
 flecheEuro zone’s debt crisis and austerity policies continue to tamp down growth – UN report
 flecheChildren account for almost a third of all people trafficked globally – new UN report
 flecheHuman Rights Day, 10 December
 flecheInternational Youth Day, 12 August 2012
 flechePresident of Uruguay Mujica intervention in Rio +20
 flecheThe future we want
 flecheConference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) ( 22 - 22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
 flecheAlmost 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour, UN finds
 flecheOn International Day, UN warns about link between racism and conflict
 flecheConcerted global efforts have led to great strides against extreme poverty – Ban
 flecheUN report on sexual violence during conflict singles out worst offenders
 flecheL'ONU appelle à un traité sur le commerce des armes qui protège les civils
 flecheThe United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (1992)
 flecheFor World Cancer Day, UN stresses early diagnosis to reduce mounting deaths
 flecheWomen’s education ‘smartest global investment,’ Ban tells World Economic Forum
 flecheUN chief outlines five-year action plan to build ‘the future we want’
 flecheUN Year in Review: Looking back at major events of 2011
 flecheONU : le multilinguisme peut contribuer à la réalisation des Objectifs du millénaire
 flecheUN officials call for building on momentum to promote human rights everywhere
 flecheUN invites young people to create its HIV/AIDS strategy through social media
 flecheUN-backed report spotlights links between global warming and extreme weather
 flecheArab Spring highlights rejection of corruption, says UN anti-crime chief
 flecheBan calls for harnessing potential of world’s poorest nations
 flecheUN officials call for more action to ‘stem the tide’ of racism and intolerance
 flecheWorking together, UN and French-speaking States can advance Arab Spring – Ban
 flecheUN: Economic troubles make delivery on anti-poverty commitments even more urgent
 flecheEfforts of UN-led global anti-malaria partnership save a million lives in a decade
 flecheUN chief stresses need to ‘connect the dots’ on sustainable development
 flecheInternational Day against Nuclear Tests, 29 August 2011
 flecheWorld Humanitarian Day - 19 August
 flecheUN high-level forum spotlights young people’s potential as agents of change
 flecheMajor progress towards Millennium Development Goals, but the most vulnerable are left behind, UN report says
 flecheEmpowering women helps fight poverty and other social ills, UN official stresses
 flecheUN rights body hits out against violence based on sexual orientation
 flecheUN Human Rights Council endorses principles to ensure businesses respect human rights
 flecheWorld’s largest economies generally avoiding protectionism – UN report
 flecheHomophobic hate crimes on the rise, UN human rights chief warns
 flecheBan urges poor nations' leaders to create conditions for economic development
 flecheGeneral Assembly designates friendship day and grants EU higher participation status
 flechePress freedom more relevant than ever in digital era, UN stresses
 flecheGlobal population to pass 10 billion by 2100, UN projections indicate
 flecheBan urges world to recall terrorism’s victims in wake of Osama bin Laden’s death
 flecheÉducation: L’ECOSOC relève une « crise de l'apprentissage » et une inadéquation entre systèmes éducatifs et marché du travail
 flecheUN political chief urges ‘bold and decisive’ steps to revive Middle East peace talks
 flecheUN envoy stresses need to prevent conflict-related sexual violence before it begins
 flecheAprès Fukushima, l'AIEA plaide pour un renforcement de la sûreté nucléaire
 flecheUN marks day against racial discrimination with focus on people of African descent
 flecheUN climate change chief urges governments to quickly implement Cancún accords
 flecheUN calls for ‘new era of social justice’ for all with basic services and decent jobs
 flecheSecurity Council discusses poverty and under-development as root of conflict
 flecheGeneral Assembly stresses need to invest in disaster mitigation measures
 flecheUrgent steps needed to curb rising food and other commodity prices, UN warns
 flecheNew UN Women’s body plans to reinforce presence at country level
 flecheFrom fighting poverty to building a safer world, UN chief outlines priorities for 2011
 flecheArab forum ends with call for action to protect children’s rights – UN
 flecheOn Human Rights Day, UN shines spotlight on role of rights defenders
 flecheClimate change effects on South America depicted graphically in UN report
 flecheGlobal economy unlikely to improve significantly next year – UN
 flecheAhead of climate talks, UN-led report outlines greenhouse gas emissions gap
 flecheInvesting in development will boost economic recovery, Ban tells G20 leaders
 flecheMassive challenges highlight key role of global governance, says Ban
 flecheFighting global hunger tops agenda at high-level UN talks in Rome
 flecheMore than 10 million new teachers needed to fill education goals, UN warns
 flecheSecurity Council stresses need for collective action to combat terrorism
 flecheBan urges world to pull together through UN to reach ‘great goals’ of our time
 flecheUN officials urge countries to remove criminal sanctions based on sexual orientation
 flecheBan issues call to world leaders to boost cooperation on development
 flecheUN-backed anti-corruption academy inaugurated in Austria
 flecheDenouncing "slavery in the modern age," UN launches plan against human trafficking
 flecheGlobal health the focus as annual UN event for civil society kicks off
 flecheSecurity council debates legal options for pursuing pirates off Somali coast
 flecheLa Conférence mondiale de la jeunesse s'ouvre au Mexique
 flecheEntretien avec Irina Bokova, Chef de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Education, les Sciences et la Culture
 flecheLaunching International Year of Youth, UN urges dialogue, respect across generations
 flecheGeneral assembly adopts resolution recognizing access to clean Water, sanitation as human right, by recorded vote of 122 in favour, none against, 41 abstentions.
 flechePress conference on establishment of new gender entity, "UN Women"
 flecheSale of people is one of top illegal businesses in Europe, UN report says
 flecheAfter years of debate, ICC Member States agree on definition of aggression
 flecheAt ICC review conference, Ban declares end to 'era of impunity'
 flecheUN the only forum for solving global problems – General Assembly President
 flecheUN body urges support for treaty regulating private military, security companies
 flecheUN human rights expert welcomes British law to stop predatory financial funds
 flecheLa hausse de demandeurs d'asile dans les pays riches est un mythe, selon le HCR
 flecheWorld Water Day 2010 on March, 22- Frequently asked questions on water quality
 flecheUN to review progress on the Millennium Development Goals at High-level meeting in September 2010
 flecheUN launches peacebuilding review group for quicker response in the field
 flecheAs electronic waste mountains soar, UN urges smart technologies to protect health
 flecheBan commits UN to harnessing support for African development needs
 flecheUN report paints grim picture of conditions of world’s indigenous peoples
 flecheL'Assemblée générale adopte le plan de rénovation du siège de l'ONU
 flecheUN sanctions against Al-Qaida amended with appointment of delisting official
 flecheUN crisis relief fund raises record $424 million in pledges as humanitarian needs mount
 flecheSwiss minaret ban discriminates against Muslims, says UN expert
 flecheUN officials urge intensified efforts to eliminate violence against women
 flecheMillions of poor across Africa set to suffer deepening food crisis, warns UN report
 flecheEra of increased mobility requires better protection of migrants’ rights, says Ban
 flecheBoom in international trade fails workers in developing world
 flecheUN launches online training course to fight terrorism
 flecheHead of UN rights probe into Gaza conflict urges accountability for war crimes
 flecheBan issues call for unity to world leaders as UN’s annual debate begins
 flecheSommet sur les changements climatiques - Foire aux questions
 flecheWorld falling short on pledges to lift people out of poverty – UN report
 flecheTackling impunity and discrimination among top priorities for UN rights chief
 flecheUN report proposes new Marshall Plan to promote development and save the planet
 flecheBan emphasizes key role of UN in tackling today’s challenges
 flecheLatest round of UN climate change talks kick off
 flecheBan Ki-moon calls on countries to introduce practical steps to adapt to climate change
 flecheAsamblea General celebra diálogo sobre responsabilidad de proteger
 flecheProposed climate change measures insufficient, Ban Ki-moon tells major economies
 flecheDismantling of protectionist trade measures, fulfilment of aid pledges among issues, as debate continues at UN conference on world financial crisis
 flecheUnited Nations Conference on the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development (24 - 26 June 2009, New York, United States)
 flecheInternational Day spotlights need for more women in UN peacekeeping
 flecheToday’s challenges require global leadership, new multilateralism – Ban
 flecheUN announces launch of world’s first tuition-free, online university
 flecheNew UN plan to boost HIV services targets gay men and transgender people
 flecheScience can shield Africa from economic crisis, spur growth, UN official says
 flecheBan, in Princeton, urges a 'new multilateralism'
 flecheBan lauds efforts of UN forum for inter-cultural understanding in troubling times
 flecheExperts hail Australia’s backing of UN declaration of indigenous peoples’ rights
 flecheInternational Energy Conference 2009 (22-24 June 2009; Vienna, Austria)
 flecheUN spotlights five key areas to spur sustainable economic recovery
 flecheLa conférence mondiale sur l'eau s'ouvre à Istanbul
 flecheRevised UN estimates put world population at over 9 billion by 2050
 flecheCivil strife, peacemaking often tied to natural resources, UN report says
 flecheBan urges global pursuit of social justice, dignity for all
 flecheLa commission du développement social examine au cours d’une table ronde les incidences des crises mondiales sur le développement social
 flecheUN agency applauds US President's decision to resume funding
 flecheDeveloped countries hit hard by downturn in foreign investment, UN reports
 flecheAfrican festival will embody link between culture, peace, prosperity – UN official
 flecheUN human rights body to send fact-finding mission to Gaza
 flecheSecurity Council calls on Israel, Palestinians to end violence immediately
 flecheUN agency urges nations to fund ‘human rescue’ package needed to feed millions
 flecheSecretary-General calls for ‘Green New Deal’ at UN climate change talks
 flecheFinancial crisis could drive more people into slave-like conditions, Ban warns
 flecheQatar and UN pave way for paper-free global conferences
 flecheReligion can never justify terrorism or killing of innocents, General Assembly declares
 flecheBan appelle le G20 à empêcher que la crise financière ne devienne une tragédie humaine
 flecheConvention on the law of the non-navigational uses of international watercourses
 flecheBan calls for urgent measures to end DR Congo crisis at Nairobi summit
 flecheMassive growth in city populations could deepen poverty, warns Ban
 flecheBan highlights benefits of global migration in address to Philippine forum
 flecheLeadership and partnership more important than ever, Ban says on UN Day
 flecheMortgage crisis shows markets alone cannot ensure housing for all – UN expert
 flecheBan joins colleagues in compelling States to act against poverty
 flecheMarine fishing industry losing $50 billion annually, UN study finds
 flecheGandhi’s legacy of non-violent struggle vital in today’s world – UN officials
 flechePresident urges end to ‘business as usual’ as UN Assembly debate wraps up
 flecheTime to inject new energy into global partnership for development – Ban
 flecheLe président de l'Assemblée générale réclame plus de démocratie à l'ONU
 flecheWorld leaders tackle Africa’s development needs at General Assembly event
 flecheLes plus pauvres sont davantage exposés aux catastrophes naturelles, selon l'ISDR
 flecheDelivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals - MDG Gap Task Force Report 2008
 flecheUN climate change talks kick off in Ghana
 flecheGlobal postal industry looks towards future after UN meeting
 flecheAIEA: renouveau du nucléaire face à la pénurie d'énergies fossiles
 flecheBan joins General Assembly’s call for Olympic truce during Beijing Games
 flecheKaradžic arrest ‘decisive step’ toward ending impunity, says Ban
 flecheProposed EU policy on illegal immigrants alarms UN rights experts
 flecheFood crisis, climate change and MDGs top Ban's G-8 agenda
 flecheBan calls for rich nations to lead the way in fight against global crises
 flecheBan calls for ‘redoubled’ efforts on causes and consequences of forced displacement
 flecheOfficials from UN war crimes tribunals urge enhanced global support
 flecheCrise alimentaire : Réunion spéciale du Conseil économique et social
 flecheThousands gather for meeting on UN-backed treaty on biosafety
 flechePaludisme : le Secrétaire général veut une couverture universelle d'ici 2010
 flecheThousands gather as annual indigenous forum kicks off at UN Headquarters
 flecheProchaine Semaine mondiale d'action de l'UNESCO en faveur de l'éducation pour tous
 flecheBan, Ki-moon
 flecheBangkok climate change talks good start, but ‘huge’ task lays ahead – UN official
 flecheConsejo de Derechos Humanos inicia mecanismo de revisión periódica de países
 flecheUN report cites major gains in treating women and children with AIDS
 flecheBan Ki-moon outlines steps to bolster collaboration with regional organizations
 flecheClimate change threatens development efforts of world’s poor – UN official
 flecheUN unveils latest list of ‘10 Stories the World Should Know More About’
 flecheUN-backed potato conference will help shape tomorrow’s tuber
 flecheUrgent action crucial for Africa to meet its development targets – Ban Ki-moon
 flecheGlobalization must benefit ‘bottom billion’ of poor – Ban Ki-moon
 flecheThousands of languages face extinction, UN warns at start of International Year
 flecheBan Ki-moon urges early funding for $3.8 billion UN humanitarian appeal
 flecheMajor corporations to invest in UN-backed fight against AIDS, TB, malaria
 flecheConflict in Central African Republic uproots 300,000, UN reports
 flecheNo agreement reached on Kosovo’s future status in Security Council
 flecheUpdated UN strategy to monitor climate change with dozens of satellites
 flecheSecretary-General lays out challenging UN agenda for 2008
 flecheBan Ki-moon warns of critical gaps as joint UN-AU force takes over in Darfur
 flecheACNUR advierte sobre entendimiento erróneo de expansión de zona Schengen
 flecheBan Ki-moon stresses role of science and technology in Africa’s development
 flecheWhen women are empowered, all of society benefits – Migiro
 flecheUN forum tackles balance between property rights and Internet freedom
 flecheGeneral Assembly president urges framework to address Security Council reform
 flecheJean Ziegler qualifie le recours aux biocarburants de 'crime contre l'humanité'
 flecheFIDA : les travailleurs migrants ont renvoyé chez eux plus de 300 milliards de dollars en 2006
 flecheParts of Asia-Pacific region lag behind Africa in reaching antipoverty goals
 flecheUN Human Rights Council calls on Myanmar to release detainees, political prisoners
 flecheInternational Day of Non-Violence: 2 October 2007
 flecheDarfour, Somalie, Kosovo et Myanmar : les crises politiques évoquées à l'Assemblée générale
 flecheSecurity Council urges free and timely election of new Lebanese president
 flecheSecurity Council approves UN presence in Central African Republic, Chad
 fleche“Peace is the United Nations’ highest calling” : International Day of peace, 21 septembre
 flecheNew General Assembly president calls for focus on priority issues
 flecheThe Future in our Hands: Addressing the Leadership Challenge of Climate Change (UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2007)
 flecheUnited Nations adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 flecheBan Ki-moon convenes ‘unprecedented’ meeting to boost African development
 flecheSecurity Council extends UN mission in southern Lebanon by a year
 flecheGlobal land temperatures for January and April likely warmest ever recorded
 flecheClimat : Ban Ki-moon souhaite un nouvel accord pour succéder Kyoto d'ici à 2009
 flecheUN-backed meeting aims to foster ways to eradicate female genital mutilation
 flecheOIM lança programa de ajuda a crianças sem documento na Europa
 flecheShea butter initiative empowers Ghanaian women
 flecheMiddle East: UN envoy voices optimism on recent political developments
 flecheUN best-placed to tackle global problems in today's world – Ban Ki-moon
 flecheConferência internacional sobre Aids quer mais recursos para pesquisa
 fleche$ 2.5 Billion Global Shortfall in Aid for 2007 Humanitarian Appeal
 flecheONUDC : 800.000 à 1 million de personnes toujours concernées par la traite des êtres humains
 flecheBusiness leaders at UN summit adopt declaration on responsible practices
 flecheCities in Africa and Asia to double in size by 2030: UN Population Fund
 flecheMultilinguisme : l'Assemblée générale appelle les Etats membres à aider à la conservation de toutes les langues
 flecheLes populations autochtones, premières victimes des changements climatiques
 flecheInternational Criminal Court issues warrants for first Darfur war crimes suspects
 flecheUN marks World Water Day with calls for integrated management of vital resource
 flecheManejo responsable de peces no nativos
 flecheRemessas à América Latina baterão US$ 100 bilhões em 2010, diz BID
 flecheDiversidade Cultural - Bem protegido
 flecheNew UN estimates predict 2.5 billion increase in world population by 2050
 flecheUN World Court acquits Serbia of genocide in Bosnia; finds it guilty of inaction
 flecheThe fifty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 26 February to 9 March 2007
 flecheUN acting quickly to implement counter-terrorism strategy – Ban Ki-moon
 flecheEvidence is now ‘unequivocal’ that humans are causing global warming
 flecheLe réchauffement climatique sape nos efforts pour lutter contre la pauvreté, affirme Ban Ki-mooon
 flecheWorld tourism marks another record year with 842 million arrivals, UN agency reports
 flecheMillennium Development Goals Report 2006
 flecheIn remarks to security council, Secretary-General pledges to play role of harmonizer, bridge-builder
 flecheSecretary-General Ban stresses Darfur, Middle East and conflict prevention as key issues
 flecheBan Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general
 flecheSpecial representative in Somalia, briefing security council, says crisis ‘escalated dangerously’, fighting expanded across 400-kilometre front
 flecheFormer General Assembly president chosen as UN envoy on Darfur crisis
 flecheNext Secretary-General vows to restore trust in United Nations - Video
 flecheNext Secretary-General vows to restore trust in United Nations
 flecheOIM anuncia fundo para ajudar migrantes em zonas de conflito
 flecheTemperatura média global aumenta 0,4ºC, segundo estudo
 flecheUN remains best device for achieving key goals of international relations – Annan
 flecheTensions in Middle East ‘near the breaking point’, secretary-general tells security council
 flecheAnnan refutes notion of 'clash of civilizations,' points to youth as key to end mistrust
 flecheAlliance of Civilizations - Report of the High-level Group
 flecheNepal: Annan pledges quick assistance following peace accord with Maoist rebels
 flecheSecretary-General, in Security Council debate, stresses need to maintain
political momentum in protecting children affected by armed conflict

 flecheMoyen-Orient : l'envoyé de l'ONU espère qu'un futur gouvernement palestinien d'union nationale fera cesser les attaques à la roquette
 flecheCiting ‘frightening lack of leadership’ on climate change, Secretary-General calls phenomenon an all-encompassing threat in address to nairobi talks
 flecheG-8 nations must lead efforts to combat global water and sanitation crisis: UN report
 flecheNew UN chief not to ignore Africa
 flecheUN health agency launches initiative to fight corruption in medicines procurement
 flechePanama emerges as compromise candidate to fill last vacant Security Council seat
 flecheDelegates voice concern over restrictions on movement of migrants
as Second Committee takes up globalization, interdependence

 flecheFlexible policies needed to address labour, social, economic worries
as globalization picks up pace, panellists tell second committee

 flecheUN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children
 flecheSecurity Council proposes Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Ban as Secretary-General
 flecheExpertos de la ONU evaluarán daños medioambientales en Líbano
 flecheDéveloppement : le Brésil et l'Afrique du Sud dénoncent un ordre économique 'politiquement et moralement intenable'
 flecheCoup d'envoi officiel d'UNITAID, centrale d'achat de médicaments pour les pays pauvres
 flecheSecurity Council votes to set up UN peacekeeping force in Darfur
 flecheQana attack may illustrate pattern of violations in Middle East conflict: Annan
 flecheSecurity Council calls for greater effort to protect children in wartime
 flecheScientists and policy experts call for creation of international panel on biodiversity loss
 flecheExperts call for overhaul of UN’s internal justice system
 flecheSecurity Council should discuss possible stabilization force for Middle East – Annan
 flecheMoyen-Orient : l'espace ouvert aux initiatives diplomatiques est en train de se refermer rapidement, affirme Ibrahim Gambari
 flecheGestion de l'ONU : l'Assemblée générale adopte une première série de réformes
 flecheUN Council Members agree swift action needed after Korean missile launch
 flecheGlobalização aumenta diferença entre ricos e pobres, diz pesquisa
 flechePoverty is the most serious and widespread human rights abuse, UN official says
 flecheOfficials hail ‘historic’ inaugural session of UN Peacebuilding Commission
 flecheGlobalization and interdependence: international migration and development
 flecheAnnan calls for ‘a new coalition’ on UN reform to bridge north-south divide
 flecheInternational migration can benefit countries of origin and destination, says Secretary-General, presenting new report to General Assembly
 flecheAnnan calls for ‘decisive action’ to protect planet against ecological degradation
 flecheS'unir contre le terrorisme : recommandations
pour une stratégie antiterroriste mondiale

 flecheHigh Level Meeting on AIDS
 flecheUN Security Council authorizes European force in DR Congo
 flecheDarfur: UN Council imposes sanctions on four individuals, urges peace accord
 flecheSahara occidental : les négociations directes entre parties, seule solution à l'impasse actuelle, affirme Kofi Annan
 flecheUN Council warned of 'dangerous deterioration' in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
 flecheVirtually no country immune from human trafficking, UNODC report shows
 flecheFMI/Banque mondiale : allègement de la dette et énergie propre au centre des réunions de printemps
 flecheDarfur relief efforts near collapse due to fading international support: UN official
 flecheCrises humanitaires en Afrique: Des milliers de vies menacées
 flecheLe HCR ouvrira un bureau en Tchétchénie « dès que la sécurité le permettra »
 flecheGrippe aviaire : Kofi Annan plaide pour une aide supplémentaire aux pays pauvre
 flecheWorld Economic Situation and Prospects 2006
 flecheJan Eliasson présente une résolution créant un Conseil des droits de l'homme qui siègera tout au long de l'année
 flecheInternational Women’s Day: Looking Back
 flecheTsunami-affected countries need to do even more to protect rights of victims: UN
 flecheCompliance body set up for Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gases
 flecheSans une stratégie à long terme pour financer la lutte contre la pauvreté, les sources novatrices de financement ne permettront pas d'atteindre les Objectifs du Millénaire
 flecheSituation of detainees at Guantánamo Bay - UN Report
 flecheGrippe aviaire : Kofi Annan appelle les gouvernements à se préparer à une pandémie humaine
 flecheUN agency calls for international aid as millions battle for survival in West Africa
 flecheEl crecimiento de la población mundial y el medio ambiente
 flecheSommet Mondial de l’OMC : espoirs perdus pour l’Afrique à Hong Kong
 flecheUNESCO, INSTRAW sign agreement for increased cooperation to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment
 flecheTime Is Now To Act on Climate Change
 flecheFAO : Le commerce au service des pauvres ?
 flecheUN rights chief: total ban on torture under attack in ‘war on terror’
 flecheUN climate conference finalizes 'rule book' on reducing greenhouse gasses
 flecheCalls for protection of earth's climate heard at UN conference on global warming
 flecheUN refugee agency calls on Mediterranean countries to recognize refugee rights
 flecheInternet governance, funding of technology to be tackled at UN summit
 flecheBird flu: UN-sponsored conference draws up six-point action plan
 flecheUN officials detail priorities for combating potentially deadly bird flu pandemic
 flecheIn fight to feed 10 million in southern Africa, UN agency faces huge shortfall
 flecheIn fight to feed 10 million in southern Africa, UN agency faces huge shortfall
 flecheAs tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea escalate, Annan urges restraint
 flecheJournée de l'alimentation : 800 millions de personnes souffrent de la faim dans le monde
 flecheEradication of poverty and other development issues: human resources development
 flecheSecurity Council calls on Rwandan rebel group to disarm, leave DR of Congo
 flechePoor States need trade more than aid to overcome poverty, speakers tell UN Assembly
 flecheLe débat général de la 60e Assemblée générale s'est terminé vendredi
 flecheIllicit trafficking in radioactive materials rose substantially from 2003-2004 – UN
 flecheJournée de la paix : le Secrétaire général appelle à observer un cessez-le-feu mondial de 24 heures
 flecheWorldwide overweight and obesity problem ‘staggering’ – UN health agency
 flecheHigh mortality and malnutrition affect Muslim children most says UN children's agency
 flecheEnding its 59th session, UN Assembly approves key draft for World Summit
 flechePetróleo por Alimentos: Annan destaca aspectos positivos del programa y subraya importancia de reformar sistema de la ONU
 flecheHCR : chute des demandes d'asile dans les pays industrialisés
 flecheUnited Nations steps up aid to US in wake of Hurricane Katrina
 flecheSteps must be taken to avoid resistance to latest malaria drug, UN agency warns
 flecheUN launches new guide on sustainable consumption and production
 flecheSommet mondial 2005 : nouvelle version du projet de document final
 flecheWild birds likely to spread potentially deadly bird flu far and wide - UN agency
 flecheKosovo: UN helps set up hotline for victims of gender violence and trafficking
 flecheUN seminar to examine social implications of migration
 flecheUnited Kingdom must not deport people to countries with risk of torture – UN rights expert
 flecheGovernments should urgently address rapid urbanization, growing slums – Annan
 flecheImplementation of the Outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlemets Programme (UN-Habitat)
 flecheRising poverty over past 10 years threatens stability, says UN report
 flecheUN agency declares TB an emergency in Africa; urges ‘extraordinary’ action
 flecheFAO Concerned about Spread of Bird Flu in Russia and Neighboring Asian Countries
 fleche¿Qué le falta a América Latina para reducir la
pobreza?

 flecheEl Banco Mundial y su relación con los países en desarrollo
 flecheAngola pede fim da "Divisão Digital"
 flecheWHO says Millennium development goals cannot be reached without strengthening health systems
 flecheUnited Nations peacekeeping operations
 flecheViolences contre les femmes: un rapport de l'ONU préconise de renforcer la protection des travailleuses migrantes
 flecheGreenhouse effect could melt nearly all world's glaciers, says UN-backed report
 flecheRéforme du Conseil de sécurité : le Japon espère un soutien de l'Union africaine
 flecheRéforme du Conseil de sécurité : le groupe "Unis pour le consensus" propose une voie «plus démocratique»
 flecheUN’s HIV/AIDS Africa envoy questions G8 Summit results, calls for advocacy
 flecheTerrorisme: le Conseil de sécurité demande la coopération de tous les Etats
 flecheAssemblée générale : présentation d'un nouveau projet de déclaration du sommet de septembre vendredi
 flecheLe projet africain de réforme du Conseil de sécurité en débat à l'Assemblée générale
 flecheAnnan meets foreign ministers of countries aspiring to permanent Security Council membership
 flecheRencontre entre les ministres des affaires étrangères du G-4 et le président de l'Assemblée générale dimanche à New York
 flecheInternaly displaced peoples - worldwide
 flecheAfrica: Countries facing humanitarian emergencies
 flechePredicted freshwater stress abd scarcity in africa and Middle East
 flecheUNOCI mission in Côte d'Ivoire
 flecheUNMOGIP mission in Kashmir
 flecheUNFICYP mission in Cyprus
 flecheONUB mission in Burundi
 flecheUNOMIG mission in Georgia
 flecheMINUSTAH mission in Haiti
 flecheMINURSO mission in West Sahara
 flecheUN mission in Kosovo
 flecheUnited Nations political and peace-building missions
 flecheRéforme du Conseil de sécurité : le G-4 contré par l'Union africaine et le groupe «Unis pour le consensus»
 flecheUNTSO - Middle East deployment as of July 1997
 flecheA Londres, le Secrétaire général appelle à une mobilisation historique en faveur des Objectifs du Millénaire
 flecheL'Assemblée générale débat de l'élargissement du Conseil de sécurité
 flecheBombazos en Londres son un ataque a la humanidad, dice Annan
 flecheUNICEF celebra reunión de niños C-8 sobre pobreza y enfermedades infantiles
 flecheCodex comienza reunión sobre inocuidad y calidad de alimentos
 flecheUNAIDS will implement recommendations on streamlining national programmes
 flecheNew UN-sponsored project seeks to rescue Amazon from deforestation
 flecheONU celebra LX Aniversario de Carta de las Naciones Unidas
 flecheAnnan exhorta a respaldar reconstrucción y estabilización de Iraq
 flecheSecretario General encomia apoyo de Unión Europea y OTAN a Unión Africana en Darfur
 flecheFinancement du développement : les ministres français et britanniques estiment qu'il faut passer à la vitesse supérieure
 flecheJamais la possibilité de réaliser les objectifs de la Charte des Nations Unies n'a été aussi proche, estime Kofi Annan
 flecheOn UN's 60th anniversary, Annan sees moment for change
 flecheUnited Nations General Assembly resolution on multilingualism
 flecheL'Assemblée générale exige une parité absolue dans les six langues sur le site Internet de l'ONU
 flecheLula assina convenção da ONU contra corrupção
 flecheKofi Annan déplore que l'ONU soit confrontée, une nouvelle fois, à une menace du Congrès Américain
 fleche«A part le Japon, nous ne citerons pas de noms», déclarent les Etats-Unis sur l'élargissement du Conseil de sécurité
 flecheU.S. supports Japan for UN Security Council - Press conference
 flecheAnnan welcomes US report on UN reform
 flecheDiretor fala sobre crime, drogas e corrupção
 flecheThe Millennium Development Goals - Report 2005

 flecheA Paris, Kofi Annan exhorte le monde des affaires à s'engager dans la lutte contre la pauvreté
 flecheObjectifs du Millénaire : progrès sans précédent et retards inacceptables, selon un nouveau bilan des Nations Unies
 flecheRemarks at the launch of the Millenium Development Goals - Report 2005
 flecheUN report on Darfur
 flecheLe Secrétaire général continue de plaider pour l'élargissement du Conseil de sécurité
 flecheIl est difficile d'imaginer le monde sans l'ONU estime le sénateur américain Patrick Leahy
 flecheProgress made in the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS
 flecheA Addis-Abeba, Kofi Annan appelle à soutenir la Mission de l'Union africaine au Darfour
 flecheVIH/sida : les pays en développement nettement plus affectés
 flecheNumber of asylum seekers arriving in industrialized countries continues to fall
 flecheUN Afghanistan envoy calls for punishment of all coalition forces involved in prison abuses
 flecheSix million West Africans face famine because of locusts and drought, UN says
 flecheNobel laureate appeals to UN forum for help with conservation of Congo Basin forest
 flecheUN envoy Clinton meets with UK relief agencies on ways to boost aid for tsunami recovery
 flecheEspaña preside Asamblea Mundial de la Salud
 flecheBackground paper on Global and Regional Mechanisms of Disaster Risk Reduction and Relief: Review, Evaluation, Future Directions of Integration
 flecheStudy on Regional Cooperation and the Provision of Regional and Global Public Goods
 flecheBonn talks to promote progress on climate change & kyoto protocol to be held 16 - 267 May
 flecheCentral Asian countries launch AIDS project with help from UN, World Bank
 flecheIraq emerging as transit country for drugs, UN monitoring board says
 flecheNuclear non-proliferation conference at UN agrees on agenda
 flecheLes conditions de vie des Iraquiens se sont gravement détériorées, selon une nouvelle étude du PNUD
 flecheMillennium Indicators Database

 flecheReport of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Conference on the Millenium Objectives to be held in September 2005
 flecheMultilateralism and donor aid for poorer states vital in fighting terrorism
 flecheUnited Nations Peacekeeping Prepations
 flecheWorld Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2004
 flecheEffect of AIDS on population and development - Focus of UN commission's annual session
 flecheLack of reform in Arab states could lead to chaotic social upheaval – UN report
 flecheReformed UN could be even more effective in preventing global threats – Fréchette
 flecheAide to UN envoy for tsunami relief leaves today for devastated region
 flecheL'OMS crée une Commission pour s'attaquer aux causes sociales de la mauvaise santé
 flecheAnnan to present on Monday new report on building better and safer world
 flecheAnnan calls for deal by world leaders on poverty, security and human rights
 flecheWoman continue to face host of persistent obstacles to advancement, commission told, as high-level debate continues
 flecheAnnan and Security Council to discuss the situation in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region
 flecheUN women's rights text adopted after US withdraws proposed amendment on abortion
 flecheWomen increasingly migrate for economic reasons; trafficking also rising
 flecheSustainable tourism must respect local cultures, UN agency says
 flecheBrecha digital se reduce lentamente pero sigue siendo extensa
 flecheWorld population to reach 9.1 billion in 2050, UN projects
 flecheOMS : Entrée en vigueur de la convention contre le tabac
 flecheGender equality and development goals inextricably linked, UN agency says
 flecheAfghanistan's progress is notable but perilously fragile, UN report warns
 flecheUN’s Kyoto treaty against global warming comes into force
 flecheBanco Mundial recomienda invertir en campo para reducir pobreza en América Latina
 flecheSecretario General pide coordinación entre Europa y EEUU para seguridad global
 flecheAdapter l'ONU pour réformer l'ordre mondial, propose Kofi Annan à Londres
 flecheAide au développement : colère et espoir de l'Envoyé de l'ONU pour le sida en Afrique
 flecheDarfour : le Secrétaire général appelle l'OTAN et l'UE à l'aide
 flechePerez de Cuellar, Javier
 flecheFAO insta a intensificar medidas para combatir gripe aviar
 flecheRenforcer les liens entre l'Union africaine et les Nations Unies, propose le Secrétaire général à Abuja
 flecheL'ONU met en garde contre le déploiement de nouvelles opérations de maintien de la paix en 2005
 flecheAssurer l'éducation primaire pour tous
 flecheMettre en place un partenariat mondial pour le développement
 flecheCombattre le VIH/sida, le paludisme et d'autres maladies
 flecheAidez les 300 millions d'enfants victimes de la faim, exhorte le PAM
 flecheUN conference adopts 10-year plan to tackle natural hazards
 flecheMalloch-Brown, Mark
 flecheNew report to Annan proposes solutions to problems of world poverty
 flecheSecurity Council plans trip to Haiti by end of May
 flecheTsunami donor session opens with UN call to pay up and not forget other crises
 flecheUN agencies zero in on specific tsunami relief from mental health to blankets
 flecheAnnan hails signing of Sudan peace accord but warns of 'daunting challenges' ahead
 flecheUN urges continued vigilance of locust threat to western Africa
 flecheR.D. du Congo : maintenir le cap pour le bénéfice de l'Afrique
 flecheIn Jakarta, Annan launches nearly $1 billion appeal for aid to tsunami victims
 flecheUN envoy urges halt to fighting in Darfur as Sudan readies for polio vaccination scheme
 flecheAssemblée générale : un bilan de la 59ème session en prélude à la réforme attendue
 flecheL'ONU devra aider l'Afrique à renforcer ses capacités de maintien de la paix
 flecheNaming new chief of staff, Annan stresses resolve to push for UN reforms
 flecheSouth Asia
 flecheTsunami : une réponse sans précédent pour une catastrophe sans précédent, exhorte Kofi Annan
 flecheL'alerte rapide sur les catastrophes au centre des conférences de Maurice et de Kobe
 flecheAsie du Sud : les secours sous la coordination de l'ONU
 flecheUN official hails sharp increase in aid to the world's poorest nations
 flecheGeneral Assembly votes for funds to strengthen world body's security
 flecheAssemblée générale : cap sur le développement durable des pays du «Sud»
 flecheMigranten leisten einen wichtigen Beitrag zum wirtschaftlichen, gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Fortschritt
 flecheCooperation among poor States is vital for reaching development goals, Annan says
 flecheTens of thousands of civilians flee clashes, attacks in eastern DR of Congo
 flecheR. D. du Congo : la MONUC met en garde les troupes insurgées et leur «appui extérieur»
 flecheUN climate conference hears call to action to avoid plagues of global warming
 flecheIn Washington DC, Annan says UN is best placed to tackle global ills
 flecheInternational migration may empower women by providing new roles, UN says
 flecheHuman Rights Day
 flecheGeneral Assembly gives Annan what its president calls vote of confidence
 flecheUS endorses Annan's work and refutes push for his resignation
 flecheSecurity Council committee urges greater effort on weapons of mass destruction
 fleche2005 critical to reforming UN to face HIV/AIDS, genocide, terrorism – Annan
 flecheAnnan calls for end to negative stereotypes of believers in Islam
 flecheWorld summit for Social Development - speech by Minister Jan Pronk
 flecheLa sociedad civil y la gobernanza mundial
 flecheÉprouvés par les ouragans et la mondialisation: les petits pays insulaires souhaitent obtenir un appui international plus marqué lors de la conférence de Maurice
 flecheUN marks Day of Disabled Persons with call for their full inclusion in society
 flecheNational sustainable development strategies: global map
 flecheGlobal approach to deal with migration issues needed
 flecheA more secure world : Our shared responsibility - Executive Summary
 flechePanel to release plan to address 21st century threats, make the world more secure and strengthen the United Nations
 flecheAnnan endorses panel's recommendations for a more secure world, strengthened UN
 flecheSome nations still not cooperating with UN war crimes tribunals, Security Council told
 flecheFresh from pushing for peace in Sudan, Annan focuses on Africa's Great Lakes
 flecheForte baisse des demandeurs d'asile en 2004, signale le HCR
 flecheAt rare Security Council session in Africa, Annan seeks an end to Sudan's wars
 flecheAnnan, Kofi
 flecheDéclaration à la presse du Président du Conseil de Sécurité concernant la région des Grands Lacs
 flecheLe Conseil s'informe des préparatifs de la conférence internationale sur la région des Grands Lacs qui réunira les dirigeants des 11 pays concernés les 19 et 20 novembre à Dar es-Salam
 flecheLa diversité culturelle et la coopération entre l’organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) et l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
 flecheL'ONU devrait regagner ses avantages comparatifs sur les institutions de Bretton Woods en renforçant la cohérence de ses interventions
 flecheUnited Nations establishes Working Group on Internet Governance
 flecheClashes in Côte d'Ivoire could trigger violence across West Africa, UN envoy warns
 flecheUN seeks $1.7 billion to help people caught in world's "forgotten crises" in 2005
 flecheWorld must act now to forestall staggering threat from global warming
 flecheConflict flares in Côte d'Ivoire prompting Security Council call for end to fighting
 flecheCommission sociale: la montée du racisme, favorisée par la surdétermination de la lutte contre le terrorisme, met en danger la démocratie.
 flecheUN finances improved but still 'delicate'
 flecheNoting high growth rate, Annan calls for increased investment in Africa
 flecheRenforcer la coordination entre l’ECOSOC et l’ONU
 flecheHuman rights of migrants deteriorating, warns UN expert
 flecheGeneral Assembly president's United Nations day message stresses need to strengthen organization through reform
 flecheKosovo: Annan hails elections, praises Kosovo Serbs who voted despite pressure
 flecheGeneral Assembly legal committee resumes debate on anti-cloning text
 flecheGender balance in UN peacekeeping has improved, Annan says
 flechePublic information critical element of UN's success
 flecheAid for Africa?s farms drops as developed States maintain subsidies ? UN official
 flecheMaintaining biodiversity is key to ending world hunger
 flecheAnnan appeals to European countries to provide more UN peacekeeping troops
 flecheWorld leaders reaffirm support for key 1994 population and development plan
 flecheSecurity Council acts unanimously to adopt resolution strongly condemning terrorism as one of most serious threats to peace
 flecheCall of peace bell "has remained constant, clear and true", says Secretary-General at annual Headquarters ceremony
 flecheLíderes mundiales se reúnen en sede de la ONU para analizar la globalización
 flecheCent-dix pays souscrivent aux mécanismes innovants de financement
 flecheRencontres au Darfour : mieux protéger les civils, renforcer la présence de l'Union Africaine
 flecheA l'ONU aujourd'hui, la question sociale affirmée comme priorité de la mondialisation
 flecheUN's review of population policy says lack of funding is retarding progress
 flechePetits Etats Insulaires-L'information pour la prise de décisions
 fleche'World Culture Open' holds inaugural conference at United Nations
 flecheUN finds progress on world anti-poverty goals, but crisis areas remain
 flecheAnnan sees major challenges to reaching goals set at 2000 'Millennium' summit
 flecheLebanon: Close Security Council vote backs free elections, urges foreign troop pullout
 flecheAl-Qaeda-related terrorism still poses as great a threat as ever
 flecheSudan: UN appeals for urgent funding to fill huge overall aid shortfall
 flecheUN culture agency observes International Day on Slave Trade and Abolition
 flecheUnited Nations
 flecheJohannesburg : World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002)
 flecheUN Headquarters Internship Programme
 flecheMillenium Development Goals : Civil society takes action
 flecheLa conférence « Objectifs du Millénaire : la société civile agit » relayée sur le Web
 flecheUN ongoing peacekeeping missions
 flecheUN Secretary-General, Security Council urge probe of massacre at Burundi refugee camp
 flecheWorld's youth need education and training to prepare for future - Kofi Annan

 flecheInternational Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
 flecheAction needed now to end abuse of world?s indigenous peoples
 flecheWFP and Arab League sign historic agreement for cooperation
 flecheSecurity Council demands Sudan Disarm Militias in Darfur, adopting resolution 1556 (2004) by vote of 13-0-2
 flecheSoudan : accès humanitaire désormais totalement libre, indique l'Envoyé de l'ONU
 flecheForty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (28 February to 11 March 2005)
 flecheColombo, Sri Lanka, 26 July 2004 - Secretary-General's message to the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development General Conference
 flecheGlobal Compact Centre in Barcelona to promote corporate citizenship - UN
 flecheSudan's Government must protect civilians in Darfur, Annan and Powell say
 flecheEconomic and Social Council adopts more than 50 texts on broad range of human rights issues
 flecheLe monde ne sera plus jamais le même après le sida, selon le directeur d'ONUSIDA
 flecheAfrica must accelerate links between national economies; aim for economic union, states new report by United NationsEconomic Commission for Africa
 flecheOn World Population Day, UN calls for greater commitment to women's rights
 flecheConseil économique et social : Session de fond de 2004 (en cours)
 flecheSecond phase of world summit on information society formally launchedtoday with first preparatory meeting
 flecheSecurity Council approves 5,600-strong peacekeeping operation in Burundi
 flecheUN finds Sudan has carried out massive human rights violations in Darfur
 flecheInternational agenda must include sustainable development, Annan says
 flecheAnnan Names Independent Panel to Probe ‘Oil-for-Food’ Allegations
 flecheSrebrenica massacre was genocide, UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia confirms
 flecheSmall island States to hold talks on their difficulties at UN development forum
 flecheAu Conseil de sécurité, les leaders du Kosovo appelés à s'attaquer aux causes des récentes violences ethniques
 flecheMarking 10 years since Rwanda genocide, UN officials voice regret and resolve
 flecheSecurity Council backs corruption probe of UN's Oil-for-Food programme
 flecheAnnan submits final settlement plan for Cyprus referenda
 flecheAnnan informs key players of UN's intention to send team back to Iraq
 flecheSecretary-General's remarks on International Women's Day
 flecheSecretary-General's opening remarks at meeting with Nato Parliamentarians
 flecheSecurity Council authorizes full peacekeeping operation in Côte d'Ivoire
 flecheSecurity Council authorizes Deployment of multinational force to Haiti for 3 months, unanimously adopting Resolution 1529 (2004)
 flecheReprise d'une croissance économique modulée en Occident cependant menacée par le déficit américain

 flecheLe dialogue direct entre dirigeants chypriotes turc et grec a repris aujourd'hui
 flechePress briefing on peacekeeping in Africa
 flecheSecurity Council members urge measures to stabilize situation in DR Congo
 flecheUN Secretary-General and US President hold 'constructive' talks on Iraq
 flecheWest Africans seek UNESCO biosphere reserves for sustainable development
 flecheSecretary-General's address to the Stockholm International Forum
 flecheWith adequate coalition security, UN will send elections team to Iraq – Annan
 fleche5 years after launching Global Compact, Annan urges leaders in Davos to boost support
 flecheUN official calls on G-77 to make great efforts to help world's poorest nations
 flecheGlobal warmth up, ozone hole at record, Arctic ice down for 2003 - UN findings
 flecheChypre: le Secrétaire général souhaite que la partie turque fasse le nécessaire pour accéder à l'Union européenne le 1er mai
 flecheDéclaration sur les normes bioéthiques : premières consultations de l'UNESCO
 flecheClimate change causing thousands of deaths, says UN report
 flecheUN meeting will examine how indigenous communities protect biodiversity
 flecheUS world leadership is better accepted in multilateral framework, Annan says
 flecheAl-Qaida's influence continues to spread, Security Council panel says
 flecheOn World AIDS Day, Annan urges harder work as goals fall behind schedule
 flecheIraq : le Programme alimentaire de l'ONU prêt pour le transfert des activités Pétrole contre nourriture
 flecheUnequal Benefits of Globalization, Need to Implement Development
 flecheIsraeli policies hurting Palestinian children, UN expert on right to food says
 flecheGeneva Accord on Middle East consistent with Road Map to peace - Annan
 flecheUN agency mission finds serious humanitarian needs in east of DR of the Congo
 flecheParticipants in Second Committee Panel Discussion Agree Trade Best Tool for Helping Countries Reach Global Anti-Poverty Goals
 flecheGeneral Assembly approves international treaty against corruption
 flecheUN envoy warns Security Council that Kosovo still faces serious problems
 flecheFive new non-permanent members elected to Security Council
 flecheCameroon, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America: draft resolution
 flecheAnnan says no ‘major shift’ in new Iraq resolution, welcomes some changes
 flecheSecurity Council approves expanding international force to outside Afghan capital
 flecheKosovo provisional President to represent Pristina in UN-backed Vienna talks
 flecheIraq: Security Council starts discussing new US resolution
 flecheUN launches peace mission in Liberia to bring country back from 'hellish limbo'
 flecheEconomic Report on Africa 2003: 'African economic growth falters'
 flecheInsecurity, tardiness deal blow to phasing out of UN food programme in Iraq
 flecheCartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity
 flecheAIDS battle has fallen behind schedule and drastic action is needed - Annan
 flecheLancement à Addis-Abeba de la Commission du VIH et de la gouvernance en Afrique
 flecheSecurity Council authorizes multinational force for Liberia
 flecheLes Etats sont appelés devant le Conseil à faire plus d’efforts dans la lutte contre le terrorisme
 flecheLe rôle des médias à l’ère d’internet fait l’objet d’un débat dans le cadre du Forum mondial des médias électroniques à Genève
 flecheLa sous-commission des droits de l'homme se réunit à Genève du 20 juillet au 15 août
 flecheLa Journée mondiale de l'alimentation prônera une alliance transfrontalière contre la faim
 flechePrise de fonctions du nouveau directeur de l'OMS qui annonce ses objectifs
 flecheLa conférence sur le nouvel ordre numérique mondial se tiendra les 18 et 19 Juin à New-York
 flecheLe traité sur le commerce des OGM deviendra très prochainement une loi
 flecheLes émissions de gaz à effets de serre par les pays industrialisés repartiraient à la hausse
 flecheLa Feuille de route, peut-être la dernière chance pour la paix, selon l'Envoyé de l'ONU au Moyen-Orient
 flecheQuelque 500 groupes autochtones au Forum de l'ONU qui débute aujourd'hui
 flecheLe Forum de l'ONU sur le développement durable trouve une dynamique de mise en oeuvre des objectifs de Johannesburg
 flecheLa commission du developpement durable ouvre sa onzième session pour definir une feuille de route propice à la réalisation progressive des objectifs de Johannesburg
 flecheLa Commission Du Developpement Durable axera les travaux de sa onzieme session sur la mise en oeuvre des mesures adoptees au sommet de Johannesburg
 flecheLuis Moreno Ocampo élu Procureur de la Cour pénale internationale
 flecheSecurity Council ends Iraq debate, hears overwhelming appeal for aid to civilians
 flecheSecurity Council begins first debate on Iraq since outbreak of military action
 flecheSecretary-General's press conference (unofficial transcript)
 flecheAt request of non-aligned countries, Security Council hears views of larger UN membership on disarmament of Iraq
 flecheUnited Nation Weapons Inspectors Report to Security Council on Progress in Disarmement of Iraq

 flecheLes inégalités entre les sexes au coeur de la pandémie du VIH/sida
 flecheHans Blix: la décision iraquienne de détruire les missiles interdits, "un très important élément d'un vrai désarmement"
 flecheLancement au siège des Nations Unies de la décennie internationale pour l'alphabétisation 2003-2012
 flecheMultilatéralisme, «mondialisation de la solidarité», lutte contre le terrorisme et consolidation de la paix
 fleche2002, le Conseil de sécurité défend son rôle de garant de la paix et de la sécurité dans le monde
 flecheConférence de presse du Président du Conseil de sécurité, M. Jean Marc de La Sablière (France)
 flecheMondialisation, terrorisme, universalité des droits de l'homme sont des réalités qu'il faut savoir gérer entre les Etats et les peuples
 flecheLes délégations estiment que la réussite des objectifs d’Action 21 est tributaire de ressources financieres mondiales
 flecheDes délégations dénoncent le protectionnisme des pays du nord et “l’hypocrisie” des politiques commerciales actuelles


 flecheMarrakech accueille du 11 au 13 decembre prochains la Reunion ministerielle sur la modernisation des gouvernements
 flecheUn Population Report Says Good Reproductive Health For Women Essential To Ending Poverty
 flecheA l'occasion de la journée des droits de l'homme, Kofi Annan appelle à une vision d'un nouvel équilibre dans les relations internationales
 flecheEn termes économiques, sociaux et culturels, les avantages des migrations sont supérieurs à leurs problèmes potentiels, déclare M. Kofi Annan
 flecheLa Commission adopte quatre projets de résolution dont l’un appuie la création d’un fonds mondial de solidarité contre la pauvreté
 flecheFace aux conflits et à la pauvreté, la coopération entre l'ONU et les organisations régionales est nécessaire et doit être renforcée
 flecheDeuxième commission: les délégations estiment que les objectifs de lutte contre la pauvreté ne seront pas atteints en 2015
 flechePour les pays en développement, la gouvernance internationale devrait évoluer au même rythme que la mondialisation de l’économie
 flecheLe nombre de migrants dans le monde atteint 175 millions
 flecheLa journée internationale pour l'élimination de la pauvreté sera marquée le 17 octobre au siège
 flecheLe dialogue de haut niveau sur le renforcement de la coopération pour le développement doit faciliter la mise en œ;uvre du Consensus de Monterrey
 flecheAppels en troisième commission pour des mésures internationales pour aider les États à mener une lutte efficace contre le trafic de drogues

 flecheUn nouveau multilatéralisme devrait régir la mise en œuvre des engagements internationaux en faveur du développement
 flecheLe débat sur le désarmement et la sécurité internationale s’ouvre ce matin sur des appels au multilatéralisme
 flecheLa deuxième commission entend un exposé du professeur Stiglitz, Prix Nobel d’Economie, sur les incidences négatives de la mondialisation
 flecheLes doléances des pays en développement enclaves en matière d'accès aux transports au centre du debat general
 flecheDes pays mettent en cause la mondialisation dans les disparités économiques entre le nord et le sud
 flecheJournée internationale de la paix, célébrée le 21 septembre
 flecheDes délégations appellent l’ONU à faire appliquer plus fermement les résolutions du Conseil de Sécurité en Matière de Conflits
 flecheL'agenda pour la lutte contre le terrorisme ne doit pas reléguer au second plan l'éradication de la pauvreté abjec qui menace la vie des populations des pays du sud, estiment des délégations
 flecheLa communauté internationale appelée à faire face à ses contradictions et à honorer de façon urgente ses promesses pour éviter de nouvelles crises
 flecheLa cérémonie de signature des traités relatifs au développement durable s'est achevée au siège des Nations Unies
 flecheLes petits pays insulaires en développement dénoncent les disparités de la mondialisation
 flecheLes Nations Unies comptent désormais 190 Etats membres avec l'admission de la Suisse
 flecheDraft political declaration submitted by the President of the Summit
 flecheWorld summit on sustainable development plan of implementation
 flecheL'Education doit être considerée comme un domaine prioritaire d'action dans le processus de développement durable
 flecheLa Mondialisation économique appelle une Mondialisation de la Solidarité au service du dévéloppement durable
 flecheWorld Summit on Sustainable Development - Plenary Session
 flechePremières annonces pour les partenariats en faveur du développement durable
 flecheLes approches régionales dans la mise en œuvre des recommandations de Johannesburg
 flecheLes institutions de l’ONU et les autres entités non étatiques appellent le sommet de Johannesburg à passer à l’action
 flecheLe sommet de Johannesburg entend des appels en faveur d'un accroissement de 15% d'ici à 2015 de la part des énergies renouvelables dans la consommation énergétique mondiale
 flecheLe Sommet de Johannesburg examine les problèmes agricoles
 flecheLe sommet de Johannesburg plaide pour une répartition équitable des bénéfices de la biodiversité, base du développement durable
 flecheConférence de presse des ONG et leur contribution aux débats sur le développement durable
 flecheLes îlots actuels de richesses qu'entoure une mer de pauvreté sont insupportables, a dit Thabo Mbeki, a l'ouverture du Sommet mondial pour le développement durable
 flecheJohannesburg Summit Opens With Calls for Credible Action
 flecheMettre la croissance économique au service du développement social et de la protection de l'environnement : le défi de Johannesburg
 flecheLe Secrétaire General engage les dirigeants fu G-8 à agir pour soutenir l'Afrique
 flecheUn nouveau rapport met en garde contre les conditions actuelles de développement, qui menacent à long terme la sécurité de la terre et de ses habitants
 flecheVingt organisations non gouvernementales s’expriment sur des questions liées aux droits économiques, sociaux et culturels
 flecheUne nouvelle étude scientifique révèle l’ampleur des impacts d’un énorme nuage de pollution sur l’environnement à l’échelle régionale et mondiale
 flecheLes experts du Cedaw s'inquiètent de la situation des femmes mexicaines appartenant à des minorités
 flecheNew UN Publication Underlines Vital Role of Ecosystems in Reducing Poverty
 flecheL’Ecosoc clot les travaux de la première partie de sa session 2002 à la croisée des réunions de Monterrey et de Johannesburg
 flecheLa première session du forum social se tiendra à Genève du 25 au 26 juillet 2002
 flecheSecretary-General calls for greater equity, sustainability in development, as economic and social council begins high-level meeting
 flecheLes Nations Unies présentées comme un partenaire incontournable pour fédérer les synergies de promotion des TIC au service du développement
 flechePauvreté, modes de production et de consommation et environnement constituent les principaux défis, selon le ministre indonésien de l'environnement
 flecheL’extrême pauvreté va s'aggraver dans les pays les moins avancés si les tendances actuelles se poursuivent
 flecheLa participation des grands groupes à la mise en oeuvre d'Action 21 perçue comme une condition sine qua non de la réalisation des objectifs du développement durable
 fleche"Le rôle de l’Etat à l’ère de la mondialisation "
 flecheUn comité d'experts indépendant conseille à l'ONU de soutenir l'initiative de développement mise au point par l'Afrique elle-même
 flecheWorld Food Summit: Five Years Later
 flecheLe droit au développement et le droit de vivre dans un environnement sain sont soulignés
 flecheSommet mondial de l'alimentation: cinq ans aprés -- le secrétaire général déplore la lenteur des progrés en matière de lutte contre la faim
 flecheAprès deux semaines de négociations intenses, Bali contraint de confier à Johannesburg la finalisation du "Plan d'application 21"
 flecheLe président du comité préparatoire se déclare optimiste quant a la finalisation d'un document avant le rendez-vous de Johannesburg
 flecheDifficiles negociations sur les questions du commerce et de financement et progres sur l'eau, l'energie et les oceans
 flecheAction Plans for Water, Sanitation, Energy, Poverty Eradication Among Key Issues Under Negotiation in Bali
 flecheDéclaration de Rio sur l'environnement et le développement
 flecheA la veille du sommet sur le developpement durable, Kofi Annan appelle a l'integration du concept de diversité biologique dans les strategies commerciales et economiques.
 flechePermanent Forum Reviews Impact of un System Activities on Indigenous Peoples
 flecheLes populations autochtones font entendre leur voix aux Nations Unies
 flechePermanent Forum is milestone in struggle for rights of indigenous peoples, says deputy secretary - General
 flecheLe monde a-t-il tenu les engagements faits aux enfants?
 flecheLes dirigenats du monde s'engagent à améliorer la condition de l'enfant
 flecheConférence de Monterrey: Des initiatives visant le financement du développement ont été avancées ce matin
 flecheUN labour agency convenes expert panel on reducing globalization's inequities
 flecheLa Conférence de Monterrey est le début d'un long processus qui permettra aux pays du nord et du sud de dépasser les antagonismes et d'assurer le financement du développement
 flecheConférence de Monterrey: Un nouveau partenariat pour résoudre les problèmes du financement du développement
 flecheLa féminisation de la pauvreté dénoncée devant la Commission de la condition de la femme
 flecheLa raison a-t-elle encore une place face à la mondialisation ?

 flecheL’Intégration à la mondialisation et le développement durable passent par une éducation renforcée, continue, professionnelle plus ouverte aux femmes

 flecheReport of the Secretary-General on sustainable development
 flecheLes politiques macro-économiques ne seront durables que si elles sont justes pour tous, souligne la présidente de la commission du développement social
 flecheLa mondialisation et le financement des politiques économiques doivent se faire dans la perspective de la promotion du développement durable
 flecheJohannesburg devra réaffirmer l'engagement des Etats vis-à-vis du développement durable
 flecheEthics, Human Rights and Globalisation
 flecheAddressing Security Council, Secretary-General calls on Counter-terrorism Committee to develop long-term strategy to defeat terror
 flecheDans un rapport destiné au sommet mondial pour le développement durable, le secrétaire général présente les grandes lignes d'un plan de construction d'un avenir sûr.
 flecheL'assemblée générale souscrit à la participation des entreprises et de la société civile aux partenariats visant à promouvoir le développement
 flecheL'Assemblee Générale adopte onze résolutions relatives à la coopération entre l'ONU et les organisations régionales
 fleche'Intolerance is taught and can be untaught', secretary-general says in message to Institute for International Education
 flecheL'Assemblée générale souligne l'urgence de progresser dans le domaine du désarmement afin de contribuer à l'action mondiale contre le terrorisme
 flecheThird committee approves, without vote, 10 draft resolution on human rights, women, cultural diversity, refugees
 flecheCommittee on economic, social and cultural rights discusses draft statement on intellectual property and human rights
 flecheIl ne suffit pas d'éliminer les obstacles au commerce, les pays en développement doivent pouvoir exploiter leurs débouchés commerciaux.
 flecheUN panel to look at how globalization, new technology have changed drug trade
 flecheLa pertinence de certaines publications du département de l'information est mise en question par des délégations
 flecheWorld trade meeting should focus on development, UNDP chief says
 flecheLa mondialisation est-elle une menace pour l'Etat-nation? La question est posée devant la deuxième commission
 flecheLe secrétaire général défends le rôle privilégié de l'ONU dans la coallition universelle contre le terrorisme
 flecheDeputy Secretary-General urges 'globalization of values'
 flecheGlobalization presents rural women with new obstacles, challenges: UN report
 flecheGlobalization must be more inclusive, top UN development official says
 flecheContinues Debate on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
 flecheIndictment for crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war
 flecheTransnational crime threatens global stability
 flecheL'habilitation des autorités locales et des femmes, la bonne gouvernance, la mobilisation de fonds, vecteur de réalisation des objectifs de l'accès a tous au logement
 flecheMessage of Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Seceretary-General, World Conference against Racism, Xenophobia and related Intolerance
 flecheLe processus de décolonisation dois être mené a bien, déclare le secrétaire général a l'ouverture du séminaire régional des Caraïbes
 flecheProductive and inclusive cities - Towardes cities for all
 flecheLe secrétaire général exhorte les dirigeants d'entreprises américaines à se joindre à la lutte mondiale contre le sida
 flecheLe renforcement de la coopération technique entre pays en développement est essentiel face aux défis de la mondialisation
 flecheUn groupe d'experts examinera la situacion des femmes en milieu rural dans le contexte de la mondialisation
 flecheDisques et productions musicales offrent de nouvelles perspectives commerciales aux PMA
 flecheL'intégration à la mondialisation et l'accès au marché dépendent de transports efficaces
 flecheLa troisième conférence de l'ONU sur les PMA s'attaquera a la pauvreté des 49 pays les plus démunis de la planète
 flecheL'Université de l'ONU préconise une réforme de l'Organisation.

 flecheLa commission des droits de l'homme adopte des résolutions sur l'extrême pauvreté, le sida, la mondialisation et les produits toxiques
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