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A Message from WILPF Secretary General Madeleine Rees, this article highlights the need for the United Nations to take a stronger stance on child sexual abuse scandals. For those in the UN system who are prepared to compromise on human rights, and hence on legal obligation, the challenge of senior official at the UNOHCHR, Anders Kompass is his success in pursuing the alternative model – a model that is actually at the core of the United Nation
Spain will be holding new elections as of June 26, 2016, after political parties failed to reached an agreement to form government after the December 20, 2015 elections. WILPF Spain is currently calling on all political parties standing for the elections to fully implement UNSCR 1325.
WILPF developed a shadow report to the CESCR 58th session regarding Sweden's sale of explosive weapons, specifically to Saudi Arabia.
This report makes the case that international exports of arms and arms licences can give rise to an extraterritorial responsibility for human rights violations. If these violations could have been expected, then the exporting state has an obligation to refuse the sale.
WILPF developed a shadow report to the CESCR 58th session regarding the United Kingdom's sale of explosive weapons, specifically to Saudi Arabia.
This is the statement that WILPF released on 13 June 2016, condemning the attack on a crowded market in Baghdad in the midst of the Eid celebration:
"We at WILPF are deeply disturbed by the horrific crime that took place last Saturday in a crowded market at the center of Baghdad.
UNGA 71 Side Event- Cities and Refugees: The European Experience Event Summary
The event was organised into two panels:
1. The Emergency and Sshort Term Response: Providing Safety and Sanctuary, which focused on the strategies implemented by local actors.
2. Strategies for Integration, which addressed workforce participation.
'This paper outlines overall principles and specific proposals for integrating gender into the IDPS mandate and work plan, so as to facilitate effective operationalisation of Stockholm commitments and Independent Review findings.'
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The Proposed organisation of work for the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women can be found below.
1. Election of officers.
2. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters.
3. Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”:
Out of a total of one hundred and seven (197) statements, one hundred and nine (109) statements (56 per cent) contained references to women and gender. Many of these were focused on gender equality and women’s rights since these issues are at the center of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted just last year. However, specific gendered references were included only in thirty-seven (37) statements (18.88 percent).
High Level Thematic Debate UN@70 - Human Rights at the center of the Global Agenda
This is the Statement that WILPF has prepared for the CSW 60th Session in March.
These briefs analyze conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance as foundations and enablers of sustainable development.
Universal Periodic Review 10th Session: Nepal The Universal Periodic Review of Nepal took place on 25 January, 2011. First Deputy Prime Minister Sujota Koirala presented the National Report to the UPR Working Group, and addressed the country's recent turbulent history in the introductory remarks. In 2006, the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) was signed, ending the ten year long armed conflict between government forces and Maoist rebels.
Period of Time and Topic: Covering the period from July to October 2016, the report details progress made towards the fulfillment of the responsibilities of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) mandate and covers the key developments in Iraq.
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Analysis is forthcoming.
Date: 10 June 2016
Topic: The report provides an update on the implementation of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) mandate and summarizes key political and security developments and regional and international events related to Afghanistan.
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Topic: This report covers developments since the last report submitted on 10 April 2015 (S/2015/246) and describes the situation on the ground, the status of political negotiations and the implementation of S/RES/2218 (2015).
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