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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.

PM to attend Nuclear Security Summit

 |  Peace, Rights and Security
Prime Minister John Key is to attend the final Nuclear Security Summit, in Washington, to discuss nuclear terrorism threats at a global level.

Small Island Developing States debate booklet released

 |  Peace, Rights and Security, United Nations Security Council
Small Island Developing States face real and immediate threats. NZ has released a booklet on the issues raised during the UN Security Council's Open Debate.

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.