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Occupied Palestinian Territories - Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict - (Goldstone report) [English][Arabic][French]
On 3 April 2009, the President of the Human Rights Council established the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict with the mandate “to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law that might have been committed at any time in the context of the military operations that were conducted in Gaza during the period from 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009, whether before, during or after. The President appointed Justice Richard Goldstone, former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, to head the Mission.
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Report of the High-Level Fact-Finding Mission to Beit Hanoun [English][Arabic][French]
On 15 November 2006, the Council adopted resolution S-3/1 in which it called for a High-Level Fact-Finding Mission (hereinafter High-Level Mission) to be established and for the mission to travel to the town of Beit Hanoun in the occupied Palestinian territory of Gaza, following Israeli military operations carried out there around 8 November 2006. The Mission was mandated to assess the situation of victims; address the needs of survivors; and make recommendations on ways and means to protect Palestinian civilians against any further Israeli assaults. The President of the Council appointed Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa to lead the High-Level Fact-Finding Mission, and Prof. Christine Chinkin of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a member of the High-Level Mission.
Somalia - Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1630 (2005) [English][Arabic][French]
This document highlights the Monitoring Group's findings for its current mandate period, noting the major factors and developments regarding arms embargo violations and related matters in the context of unfolding events in Somalia.
Sudan - Report of the Security Council Mission to the Sudan and Chad, 4-10 June 2006 [English][Arabic][French]
The mission found the Darfur conflict to be complex and not easily understood by the international community.
Lebanon - Statement by the President of the Security Council [English][Arabic]
Based on this statement by the President of the Security Council, the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission in Lebanon has been established to inquire about the circumstances, causes and consequences of the 14 February 2005 bombing in Beirut.
Lebanon - Report of the Fact-finding Mission to Lebanon inquiring into the causes, circumstances and consequences of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [English][French]
The report was submitted by the head of the fact-finding mission Mr. Peter Fitzgerald to the Secretary General who transmitted it to the Security Council on 24 March 2005.
Lebanon - Report of the International Independent Investigation Commission (Mehlis Report) [English][Arabic][French]
Letter dated 20 October 2005 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council transmitting the report of the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission prepared pursuant to resolution 1595 (2005).
Sudan - Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur to the United Nations Secretary-General [English]
Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur to the UN Secretary-General pursuant to the Security Council resolution 1564 of 18 September 2004, published January 25, 2005.
Iraq - Political Transition in Iraq: Report of the UN Fact-Finding Mission [English]
Following a request from the Iraqi Governing Council and the Coalition Provisional Authority, the Secretary General dispatched a fact-finding mission to Iraq from 6 to 13 February, 2004. This report contains the mission's findings and recommendations.
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UN Agencies: General Assembly Resolution S-27/2 (2002) - A world fit for children [English][Arabic][French]
Occupied Palestinian Territories: Report of the High-Level Fact-Finding Mission to Beit Hanoun [English][Arabic][French]
UN Agencies: Annual Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy
Sudan: Report of the Secretary-General 50 (2010) [English][Arabic][French]
Iraq: Report of the Secretary-General 76 (2010) [English][Arabic][French]