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THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection

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From drugs control, to indigenous people’s rights and counter-terrorism, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee is officially known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, with the full array of complex issues and challenges to mull over that its title would imply. Here’s the latest in our series of explainers on how the ideas and pledges of world leaders each September, are turned into action by Member States in the weeks after they go home.

Gli empori solidali in aiuto alle famiglie in difficoltà

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Sono all'incirca 180 gli empori solidali in Italia, distribuiti in 19 regioni, diffusi in quasi tutte le regioni. Una forma di contrasto della povertà che ha vissuto una crescita impressionante negli ultimi tre anni e che continua a essere in forte espansione, con una ventina di nuove aperture già previste nei prossimi mesi.

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘alarmed’ by imminent expulsion of key human rights groups

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After the Nicaraguan Government announced that it has asked two key human rights institutions to leave the country, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, said on Friday that she was “extremely alarmed” by a decision that means, in effect, there will be “no functioning independent human rights bodies left in Nicaragua”.

UN report sheds light on ‘unimaginable horrors’ faced by migrants and refugees in Libya, and beyond

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Migrants and refugees are being subjected to "unimaginable horrors" from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country and – if they make it that far – during their attempts to cross the Mediterranean, according to a report released on Thursday, by the United Nations political mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN human rights office (OHCHR).

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