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Statement on Situation in Chechnya

 |  Netherlands, Russia  |  Human rights
Equal Rights Coalition members urgently call on Russian authorities to investigate reports of arbitrary detention, torture and killing of gay men by security services in Chechnya.

UNSC adopts resolution on healthcare in conflict

 |  Peace, Rights and Security, United Nations Security Council
The Security Council sent a strong message that attacks on healthcare workers and medical facilities are unacceptable.

Burundi: UN Security Council visits

NZ and the other 14 members of the UN Security Council visited Burundi recently to calm tensions and promote political dialogue.

New Zealand chairs WHO dialogue

 |  Peace, Rights and Security, United Nations
The New Zealand and Mexican Missions co-chaired the World Health Organisation’s Global Coordination Mechanism Dialogue on Noncommunicable Diseases in Geneva on 30 November and 1 December 2015.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December

 |  Peace, Rights and Security, Human rights, United Nations Security Council
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed each year on 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and generate support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Small Island Developing States have their say in the Security Council

 |  Peace, Rights and Security, United Nations Security Council
New Zealand’s signature event during Presidency of the UN Security Council in July was an open debate on the Peace and Security Challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The key themes and proposals raised during this debate have now been published as a non-paper by New Zealand.

Prime Minister addresses the United Nations

 |  Peace, Rights and Security, United Nations Security Council
New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Māori artwork showcased on the world stage

 |  Peace, Rights and Security, United Nations
A series of stunning Māori woven panels known as Tukutuku, has been unveiled at the United Nations in New York. The panels will enhance the original rimu wall New Zealand gifted to the UN in 1952 and will be seen by more than 250,000 visitors to the UN each year.