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United Nations

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.  It is currently made up of 193 Member States.  The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

Due to the powers vested in its Charter and its unique international character, the United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.

The UN also provides a forum for its members to express their views in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and other bodies and committees. By enabling dialogue between its members, and by hosting negotiations, the Organization has become a mechanism for governments to find areas of agreement and solve problems together.

The UN's Chief Administrative Officer is the Secretary-General.

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Conference Papers & Reports
December, 2016
Global

Source: Landaccessforum

Les synthèses des treize ateliers de la rencontre mondiale du FMAT sont disponibles en français. Elles sont consultables en pleine page et téléchargeable au format pdf par l’intermédiaire des liens ci-contre. Leurs traductions vers l’anglais et l’espagnol seront mises en ligne prochainement.

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Manuals & Guidelines
October, 2016
Global

The New Urban Agenda represents a shared vision for a better and more sustainable future – one in which all people have equal rights and access to the benefits and opportunities that cities can offer, and in which the international community reconsiders the urban systems and physical form of our urban spaces to achieve this.

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Reports & Research
August, 2016
Brazil

Nota do Secretariado

O Secretariado tem a honra de transmitir ao Conselho de Direitos Humanos o relatório da Relatora Especial sobre os direitos dos Povos Indígenas, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz sobre sua missão ao Brasil de -7 a 17 de março de 2016. O objetivo principal da visita foi identificar e avaliar os assuntos mais importantes que atualmente enfrentam os povos indígenas no país e acompanhar as principais recomendações feitas em 2009 pelo anterior titular do mandato.

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March, 2016

Ecosystem accounting is a coherent and integrated approach to the assessment of

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Reports & Research
September, 2015
Global

On 25 September, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as the agreed framework for international development. It is the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, unlike the MDGs, the 2030 Agenda presents a much wider scope by deliberately and more fully incorporating economic and environmental sustainability, as well as the aspiration of many countries for peaceful and inclusive societies. The agenda also applies to all countries rather than just the developing countries.

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Land Human Rights Standards and Applications
Manuals & Guidelines
March, 2015
Global

This basic legal reference publication has been prepared as part of the OHCHR output on land and human rights. It aims to provide a concise and user-friendly guide on key international legal standards, including international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law, to those working on land issues so as to make them aware that such standards may be applicable to their work

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Manuals & Guidelines
March, 2015
Global

These principles provide guidance on ways to align business objectives with the safeguard of human rights. The principles aim to integrate the management of human rights risks into contract negotiations on investment projects between host State entities and foreign business investors, building on the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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UN Resolutions
January, 2012
Global
For the full text of the document "Final study of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee on the advancement of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas" please visit the UN Human Rights Council website ( English |
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Manuals & Guidelines
Reports & Research
October, 2011
Global

More than two billion people depend on the world’s arid and semi-arid lands. Preventing land degradation and supporting sustainable development in drylands has major implications for food security, climate change and human settlement. This report, issued at the beginning of the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, sets out a shared strategy by UN agencies to rise to the challenge of addressing the special needs of these vital zones.

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