49. The Assembly then adopted draft resolution II, titled “The girl child” (document A/C.3/74/L.23), thereby urging States to ratify or accede to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. The Assembly then turned to the report of the Human Rights Council (document A/74/394), and the eponymous draft resolution contained therein (document A/C.3/74/L.56). It called on the United Nations to implement the Disability Inclusion Strategy across its programmes and operations. United Nations documents related to decolonization of Spanish Sahara, the Western Sahara conflict, Moroccan military occupation, Sahrawi refugees, and the establishment of MINURSO.. Security Council Resolutions The representative of Denmark, speaking on behalf of the Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and her own), said UNHCR’s work is of a non‑political character and the resolution is likewise humanitarian and non‑political, dealing with the common ground that allows the Office to work for the benefit of those forcibly displaced. The Assembly first turned to draft resolution I, “Freedom of religion or belief” (document A/C.3/74/L.25), adopting it without a vote. He also disassociated from operative paragraph 14 of the text titled “Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization” and from any references to migrants in the context of disaster displacement, pointing out that there is no internationally recognized or scientifically established direct link between such events and climate change. The international community must break the business model of these smugglers. a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders and ensuring their protection, Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto: accessibility, Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination, The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, A global call for concrete action for the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, General Assembly Adopts 4 Humanitarian Aid Resolutions, as Delegates Brace for COVID-19’s Broader Impact amid Threat of Famine, Economic Hardship Format News and Press Release Source. The representative of Venezuela said his delegation will support the text, reaffirming that the Human Rights Council is the ideal forum of addressing such questions and that Venezuela is dedicated to the principle of non‑selectivity in such efforts. Resolutions on Rest of the World: 7. Action on Third Committee Draft Resolutions. It also condemned the systematic abduction, denial of repatriation and subsequent enforced disappearance of persons, on a large scale and as a matter of State policy. It encouraged the Centre’s engagement with other United Nations regional offices to strengthen its work and avoid duplication. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights does not create binding obligations on States, he said, noting that each country should develop its own approach to the provision of health care and that patient control and access to high quality care are critical. It called for significant enhancement of the verification measures of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and welcomed the establishment and operationalization of that body’s Investigation and Identification Team, which is authorized to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons use. : General 24 May 2019 19-08474 (E) 290519 *1908474* Seventy-third session Agenda item 88 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 22 May 2019 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/73/L.84/Rev.1 and A/73/L.84/Rev.1/Add.1)] 73/295. 22 Nov 2019. racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Enlargement of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome Much of the trade language contained in the Addis Ababa outcome document has been overtaken by events since 2015, and as such, the document has no bearing on subsequent work. See second table at bottom, showing these six resolution texts and votes. 49. November 7: Resolution 1001: UN Force for Sinai. It then adopted draft resolution VII, “Follow‑up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing” (document A/C.3/74.L.14/Rev.1), calling on Member States to promote — in accordance with their national priorities — equitable and affordable access to physical and social infrastructure for all, without discrimination, and to ensure that the following services respond to the needs of older persons: affordable serviced land; housing; modern and renewable energy; safe drinking water and sanitation; safe, nutritious and adequate food; waste disposal; sustainable mobility; health care and family planning; education; culture; and information and communications technologies (ICT). for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on UN Affairs. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration does not show respect to such competencies, and considers all countries as a source, transit or destination of migration. It expressed deep concern that the number of hungry people is growing, that 2 billion people experience moderate or severe food insecurity, and that while women contribute more than 50 per cent of the food produced worldwide, they also account for 70 per cent of the hungry. It also called upon Member States to promote more equitable participation in and access to economic growth gains through policies that ensure inclusive labour markets. In the United States, “a white man’s gun is more protected than a black child’s life,” he said. Turning to the burgeoning youth population in Africa, he said the solution is not to invite people to Europe, but rather, to keep young people at home by helping to build circumstances for them to stay. Turkey sent passage points to thousands of terrorists and has been doing so for eight years, he added. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday approved five anti-Israeli resolutions, but they passed with less votes than in 2019, providing Israel a … It also adopted a resolution on follow‑up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing, calling on Member States to ensure that a host of services respond to the needs of older persons: affordable serviced land, housing, modern and renewable energy, safe drinking water and sanitation, waste disposal and health care, among them. It then adopted draft resolution V, “Persons with albinism” (document A/C.3/74.L.9/Rev.1), calling on Member States to ensure accountability through the conduct of impartial, speedy and effective investigations into crimes against persons with albinism falling within their jurisdiction, to hold perpetrators accountable and to ensure that victims, survivors and family members have access to appropriate remedies, as well as to therapy and psychosocial, socioeconomic, legal and medical support. Next, the Assembly took up the report titled “Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms” (document A/74/399/Add.2), containing 21 draft resolutions. “A vote for this resolution is a vote against Russia,” he stressed, expressing thanks to the States that did not support this odious draft. The representative of Chile said his delegation did not participate in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and thus, dissociates itself from all references to that Compact in the text adopted. The Assembly’s report titled, “Promotion and protection of human rights: comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action” (document A/74/399/Add.4) contained no draft resolutions. The Global Compact for Refugees, on the other hand, encourages people to move far away from their home. It also urged States to do all they can to prevent political, material or financial support from reaching terrorist groups, to deny terrorists safe haven and to criminalize the wilful provision or collection of funds to be used by terrorist groups. It condemned all acts of intimidation and reprisal, both online and offline, by State and non‑State actors against individuals, groups and organs of society — including against defenders and their legal representatives, associates and family members — who seek to cooperate, are cooperating or have cooperated with subregional, regional and international bodies, including the United Nations. Moreover, in addition to existing air, sea and road connections to the peninsula, a railway passenger connection will soon be opened as well. Also without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft resolution II, “Implementing the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders through providing a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders and ensuring their protection” (document A/C.3/74/L.31/Rev.1), strongly condemning the killing of and all other human rights violations against human rights defenders, including women, environmental and indigenous rights defenders, by State and non‑State actors. For information media. The representative of Venezuela rejected selectivity for politically motivated ends on this issue. However, not even half of the Council’s membership adopted this resolution, clearly placing into question the validity of the resolution. UN General Assembly votes on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. : 2018-2019) Agenda information A/73/251 14 Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in … The international community must break from this counter‑productive attitude, she said, disassociating from any references to Burundi. Next, the Assembly took up the report titled, “Rights of indigenous peoples” (document A/74/396), adopting the eponymous draft resolution (document A/C.3/74/L.19/Rev.1) contained therein and thereby expanding the mandate of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to support the participation of these peoples in United Nations business and human‑rights and climate‑change processes. By its terms, the Assembly urged States party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol to respect their obligations, and called on States that have not yet contributed to burden‑sharing to do so. By its terms, the Assembly urged all States to exercise the utmost vigilance against mercenary activities and take legislative measures to ensure that their territories are not used for the recruitment, assembly, financing, training, protection or transit of mercenaries for the planning of activities designed to impede the right to self‑determination, to destabilize or overthrow any Government or to dismember or impair the territorial integrity or political unity of sovereign and independent States. Next, the Assembly took up the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions (document A/74/393), containing three draft resolutions. Unfortunately, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration does not represent the right approach. The Assembly then turned to draft resolution III, “Policies and programmes involving youth” (document A/C.3/74/L.8/Rev.1). However, the focus of the international discussion “is not at the right spot”. Normally, General Assembly resolutions are adopted by majority votes or by consensus. Then, the Assembly adopted draft resolution I as a whole, “Rights of the Child” (document A/C.3/74/L.21/Rev.1), urging States to consider becoming parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocols. The theme for the 74th Session is "Effective responses to global crises: strengthening multilateralism and dialogue among civilizations for international peace, security and development." It also called on States to improve the access of persons with disabilities to information by providing accessible forms of assistance and support, as well as promote access to assistive technologies. The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights abuses against Muslim Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar. By Carla Stea. Volume I: Resolutions, 17 September - 27 December 2019: A/74/49 (Vol.I) Volume II: Decisions, 17 September - 27 December 2019: A/74/49 (Vol.II) Volume III: Resolutions and decisions, 28 December 2019–15 September 2020: A/74/49 (Vol.III) On universal access to health care, the Assembly recognized that health is an investment in human capital and social and economic development, towards the full realization of human potential. The resolution also calls on … The representative of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea rejected the draft resolution focused on his country sponsored by the European Union, as it has nothing to do with the genuine promotion of human rights and seeks only to tarnish his country’s image. and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind, Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy Turning to draft resolution I, “Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self‑determination” (document A/C.3/74/L.36), the Assembly adopted that text by a recorded vote of 130 in favour to 52 against, with 7 abstentions (Brazil, Colombia, Fiji, Mexico, Palau, Switzerland, Tonga). United Nations resolutions should not be based on some countries’ value judgements about others, he stressed. As such, it requested them to strengthen efforts to ensure better assistance to internally displaced persons by adopting and implementing gender‑sensitive policies and strategies. Resolutions and Decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 75th session, GAOR, 75th session, Supplement No. The final UHC resolution endorsed by Member States supports preparation for the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on universal health coverage in September 2019. Reset. By a recorded vote of 135 in favour to 55 against, with no abstentions, the Assembly then adopted draft resolution X, “Human rights and unilateral coercive measures” (document A/C.3/74/L.42*), urging all States to cease adopting or implementing any unilateral measures not in accordance with international law, in particular those of a coercive nature, which create obstacles to trade relations. On sexual and reproductive health, he said the United States does not accept any language that suggests access to abortion must be included in health care programmes, stressing that there is no international right to abortion. Resolutions and Decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 73rd session, GAOR, 73rd session, Supplement No. Join the conversation with #UNGA ! Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms through providing By its terms, the Assembly called on all States, as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and other United Nations bodies and agencies, to commemorate, on 26 June, the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. States must remain alert to the use of ICT for terrorist purposes and prevent and counter violent extremist propaganda and incitement to violence on the Internet and social media, including by developing effective counter‑narratives. On the draft resolution about Crimea, he noted that its population enjoyed the right to self‑determination in 2014. It also urged States to ensure the enjoyment of human rights for all children without parental care and to cooperate with the Special Representative on violence against children in promoting implementation of the recommendations of the related United Nations study. By other terms, the Assembly called for the universal ratification and implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. November 5: Resolution 1000: UN Force for Sinai. Residential areas are not being shot at, people are not being burned alive, there are no Nazi marches, and no one is forbidden from speaking their mother tongue, he said. The representative of Syria, exercising the right of reply, responded to Turkey’s delegate, saying that Turkey carried out aggression against the Syrian people. It also called on them to scale up scientifically accurate age‑appropriate comprehensive education that provides adolescents and young people with information on sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and the empowerment of women, enabling them to build informed decision‑making skills. United Nations Photo covers UN meetings and events, including the general debate. The Assembly then adopted without a vote draft resolution III, “Terrorism and Human Rights” (document A/C.3/74/34), urging States to ensure that measures taken to counter terrorism — and violent extremism conducive to terrorism — do not profile based on ethnic, racial or religious stereotypes or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by international law. It then adopted draft resolution III, “Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa (document A/C.3/74/L.50/Rev.1) without a vote, urging the international community, in line with the principle of international solidarity and burden‑sharing, to continue to fund the refugee programmes of UNHCR and other relevant organizations and — taking into account the substantially increased needs of programmes in Africa as a result of repatriation possibilities — to ensure that the continent receives a fair and equitable share of the resources. Contested: Of the 344 draft resolutions (including two failed resolutions) reviewed by the UN General Assembly in 2019, 100 draft resolutions (29 percent) were contested and required a vote with only two failing to be adopted. Region: Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Russia and FSU. The representative of the Russian Federation said his delegation cannot support the wording in operative paragraph 20 of draft resolution I, and thus, dissociates from that paragraph. The Assembly next took up the report titled, “Promotion and protection of human rights: implementation of human rights instruments” (document A/74/399/Add.1), adopting draft resolution I, “Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” (document A/C.3/74/L.24) without a vote. As such, she will not honour him with a response, she said. 7 November 2019. Sustainable Development and of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Agricultural technology for sustainable development, Sustainable tourism and sustainable development in Central Asia, Cooperative measures to assess and increase awareness of environmental effects related to Each member of the General Assembly will have a representative speaking about issues concerning their country and the hopes for the coming year as to what the UNGA will do. Also speaking today were representatives of Finland (on behalf of the European Union), Chile, Venezuela, Burundi, Philippines, Russian Federation, Canada, United States, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Ukraine, China, Turkey, Cuba and Syria. Modalities for the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; 21 Dec 2016. International migration and development (A/RES/71/237) 03 Oct 2016 . It also welcomed the decision to establish the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent. The United States voted in isolation against five resolutions1, which were all development related. Welcoming the resolution on the rights of the child, he said Member States have again reiterated their resolve to protect all minors, especially in conflict zones. By other terms, the Assembly requested the Secretary‑General to continue to provide assistance for holding international and regional meetings of national institutions, including those of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions. It urged all actors to build an international order based on inclusion, social justice, equality, human dignity, mutual understanding and the promotion of and respect for cultural diversity and universal human rights. All displacements should be temporary in nature. Acting without a vote, the Assembly then adopted draft resolution I, “Enlargement of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees” (document A/C.3/74/L.57), deciding to increase the number of Executive Committee members from 102 to 106 States and request the Economic and Social Council to elect the additional members during its management segment in 2020. First, the Assembly voted on operative paragraph 13 of draft resolution I, “The Rights of the Child” (document A/C.3/74/L.21/Rev.1), retaining the operative paragraph by a recorded vote of 138 in favour, to 10 against (Belarus, Burundi, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United States) and 20 abstentions. A resolution on the girl child likewise pressed States to foster a culture in which menstruation is recognized as healthy and natural, and girls are not stigmatized on this basis, while another consensus text on the situation of women and girls in rural areas urged States to improve women’s health through legislation providing them access to land. Denmark’s representative, whose delegation facilitated negotiation of the text on behalf of the Nordic countries, lamented that a Member State had requested a vote, disrupting years of consensus. By supporting the text, the international community will strengthen its stance against attempts to redraw national borders in contravention of international law. The UN General Assembly annually issues resolutions on the situation in Afghanistan. As such, Hungary dissociates from any reference to the Global Compact or the International Migration Review Forum. The Assembly then adopted draft resolution XIII, “The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity” (document A/C.3/74/L.45/Rev.1), condemning unequivocally all attacks and violence against journalists and media workers, such as torture, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest and arbitrary detention, expulsion, intimidation, threats and online and offline harassment. The European Union should correct its own human rights situation, including issues such as Islamophobia, racial discrimination and the refugee crisis, he said, condemning the adoption of this draft resolution in the strongest possible terms. Voting result in the General Assembly on the draft amendment: 18-65-63 Voting result in the General Assembly on OPA: 149-1-12 Voting result in the General Assembly on OPB: 152-1-10 General statement: Australia/Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, India. By a recorded vote of 135 in favour to 9 against (Czech Republic, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United Kingdom, United States), with 43 abstentions, the Assembly then adopted draft resolution II, “A global call for concrete action for the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action” (document A/C.3/74/L.60/Rev.1). and Israel-related resolutions in the UN General Assembly. Economic Development. There must be more emphasis on prevention. The representative of Cuba disassociated from consensus on the resolution concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in accordance with Cuba’s position against selective and politically‑oriented mandates. 68/281: Rates of reimbursement to troop-contributing countries (excerpt) 2019. By its terms, the General Assembly stressed that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief — which includes the freedom to have or not to have, or to adopt, a religion or belief of one’s own choice. United Nations General Assembly resolution ES‑10/L.23 is a resolution of the Tenth emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly criticizing the Israeli response to the 2018 Gaza border protests.The resolution was sponsored by Algeria, Turkey and the State of Palestine passed with 120 voting in favour, 8 against, and 45 abstentions. For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. The text is a humanitarian one and non‑political in nature, she assured. 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