Listen to the UN High Commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
“I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you. When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone’s rights are undermined, so I will STAND UP. I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.”
Tuesday 5 December 2017,
3:45-5:00 pm, to be followed by a reception sponsored by
WHERE: Sheraton Melbourne (Ballroom), 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
WHO: Confirmed speakers:
Justin Koonin, President, ACON (moderator)
Anthony Foley, National Managing Partner (Australia), Baker McKenzie
Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations
Kara Hinesley, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs (Australia and NZ), Twitter
The Honorable Michael Donald Kirby, former Justice of the High Court of Australia
Craig Andrade, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Speech by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on “Counter-terrorism and human rights: winning the fight while upholding our values” at SOAS University of London, followed by a discussion with the audience.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will provide a forum to identify key migration issues, challenges and priorities for the Asia-Pacific region; to identify existing national, bilateral, sub-regional and regional arrangements in place to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration; and to arrive at a set of conclusions that can serve as a regional input into the global stocktaking meeting due to be held in Mexico in December 2017.
In doing so, this will help to inform the negotiations on the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, to ensure that the final document addresses the situations faced by Governments of the Asia-Pacific region, and migrants from, to and between countries of the Asia-Pacific.
Take a moment to learn about the UN. The United Nations remains an essential pillar of the international system, working around the world, around the clock, for peace, sustainable development and human rights.
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The Essential UN website, available in multiple languages, provides a succinct and interactive way to quickly grasp the essentials of the Organization through fast facts, short videos, information cards and fun quizzes.
Governments and non-state actors need to deliver an urgent increase in ambition to ensure the Paris Agreement goals can still be met, according to a new UN assessment.
The eighth edition of UN Environment’s Emissions Gap report, released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, finds that national pledges only bring a third of the reduction in emissions required by 2030 to meet climate targets, with private sector and sub-national action not increasing at a rate that would help close this worrying gap.
WUF9 is the key platform to discuss the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the urban dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is the the world’s premier conference on urban issues, established in 2001 by the United Nations.
WUF9 is one of the most open gatherings in the international arena, for exchanging views and experiences on urban challenges.
The Secretary-General today transmitted advance copies of the seventh report of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism to the Security Council, pursuant to Security Council resolutions 2235 (2015) and 2319 (2016). The report provides the assessments and findings by the Leadership Panel of the Mechanism in relation to the two cases investigated by the Mechanism: the use of sulfur mustard in Umm Hawsh on 15 and 16 September 2016 and the use of sarin in Khan Shaykhun on 4 April 2017.
The Secretary-General looks forward to the Security Council’s consideration of the Mechanism’s report on 7 November.
The Secretary-General reiterates his full confidence in the professionalism, impartiality and objectivity of the Mechanism and thanks the Leadership Panel and staff of the Mechanism for their hard work and dedication. The Secretary-General appreciates the continued support of the OPCW and the Office for Disarmament Affairs to the Mechanism, as well as assistance, including financial support, by Member States.
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 26 October 2017