The UN Human Rights Council 32nd Session and 10th Anniversary

The UN Human Rights Council 32nd Session and 10th Anniversary

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Geneva, Switzerland. June 13, 2016- The UN Human Rights Council started its 32nd regular session today at Palais de Nations in Geneva, and will go on until July, 1  2016. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the formation of the UN Human Rights Council, and it presents an opportunity to weight challenges and achievements, talk about ongoing initiatives and also make the relevant and pressing changes to improve human rights promotion and protection across the globe. Resolutions for this Session More than 25 resolutions will be presented during this session, several of them concern our mandate and we will be attentive of the outcome, those are the following: Resolution on the protection of civil society space (Ireland, Chile, Japan, Sierra Leone and Tunisia) Resolution on accelerating efforts to eliminate…
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89th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Begins in Geneva.

89th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Begins in Geneva.

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Geneva, Switzerland. April 25, 2016 The opening session of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) took place April 25th in the Palais Wilson (house of the League of Nations) in Geneva, Switzerland. The session began with a welcome by Chairman José Francisco Cali Tzay from Guatemala, who wished the Committee a good and productive session in Mayan, his native language. Soon after, the Committee moved on to nominate a new chairperson who will chair the Committee for the next two years. All members nominated Ms. Anastasia Crickley from Ireland, highlighting her longstanding commitment and experience in the fight against racial discrimination. Ms Crickley was elected Chairwoman of CERD by consensus. As soon as she took the podium, Ms. Crickley acknowledged the improvements CERD has made since its…
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