The President of the Security Council presents her compliments to the
members of the Council and has the honour to transmit herewith, for
their information, a copy of a letter dated 27 April 2015 from the
Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council,
and its enclosure.
This letter and its enclosure will be issued as a document of the Security Council under the symbol S/2015/286.
Released on november the 6th 2009:
More than thirty
years since the massive defoliation campaigns of the Viet Nam War, and
nearly twenty since the extensive pollution caused by the destruction
of 600 oil wells in Kuwait at the end of the first Gulf War, the
environment continues to fall victim to armed conflict worldwide.
Decades of protracted conflict in the Gaza Strip, for example, have so
severely affected groundwater supplies upon which 1.5 million
Palestinians depend for drinking and agriculture that those supplies
are in danger of imminent collapse.
Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestine: draft resolution
The General Assembly
1. Endorses the report of the Human Rights Council on its twelfth special session, held on 15 and 16 October 2009;6
2. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict 5 to the Security Council;
UN human rights mission has begun hearing testimony in its
investigation of alleged war crimes by Israel and Hamas during the
22-day Gaza war earlier this year.
The fact-finding mission opened a two-day public hearing on Sunday
in Gaza City where it began hearing from victims of the conflict, which
began in late December 2008.
The deteriorating health situation in Gaza has been intensified by
Israel's blockade of crossings into the area, the United Nations agency
tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees warned today.
Brussels Press conference
Launch of the RUSSELL TRIBUNAL on Palestine production (4th of March 2009):
UN, Report of the Secretary-General
The report contains views of Member States and relevant international organizations on the effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium. The Secretary-General has, to date, received 17 reports from Governments and from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization.
Read the full text (french): UN_DU_Review24jul2008_63-170.pdf
Open letter to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Published on 23 Maj 2007.
Published on 23 November 2006.
Published in January 2007 by the United Nations Environment Programme.