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What's on at the UN? Non-observance of Syria ceasefire & Intl. Women's Day

UN Roundup // Politics // March 5, 2018

Rheal LeBlanc runs us through what's happening this week at the UN.


The Human Rights Council continues this week, looking towards Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

An emergency debate was held on Friday at the request of the UK. Voting on the proposed resolution took place this morning at 9am.

Rheal also follow's up on the UN's concern for the non-observance of the ceasefire adopted by the Security Council last Saturday. On Thursday last, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, speaking from Geneva, said the UN would not give up on Syrians.


International Women's Day activities throughout the week. 

A full programme of the weeks' activities is available at www.genderchampions.com

Also, this Wednesday, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the study “World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – Global snapshot”, which ties in nicely with International Women’s Day on 8 March, or International Women’s Week as it will be known in Geneva, with a rich programme of activities. A review of some of these activities open to the public. 




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