Durban Review Conference
Preparatory Committee
First substantive session

Geneva, 21 April-2 May 2008


at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Monday, 21 April 2008
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 13:00 - 1st Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 2 Hours 27 Minutes

 

Item 1: Opening of the session

 


Statement by the Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] 9 Minutes

 
 


Louise Arbour

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

[English] 9 Minutes

 

Opening Statements

 


Egypt on behalf of African Group

Mr. Omar Shalaby

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
 


Pakistan on behalf of Organization of Islamic Conference

Mr. Masood Khan

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Mr. Eva tomic

video [English] 7 Minutes

 
 


Chile on behalf of Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries

Mr. Carlos portales

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Rebecca Sagar

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Burkina Faso

Ms. Judith Zerbo

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Mexico

Mr. Luis Alfonso De Alba

video [English] [Spanish] 4 Minutes

 
 


Brazil

Mr. Sergio De Abreu Lima Florencio

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Argentina

Mr. Sebastian Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mr. Ali Reza Moaiyeri

video [English] 5 Minutes

 

Item 2: Adoption of the agenda


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] 6 Minutes

Item 3: Organization of work: adoption of the rules of procedure of the Preparatory Committee and other organizational matters.

 

Draft Decision 1: Concerns the case of an NGO Peoples Forum for Human Rights and Developments

 


Bhutan

Ms. Doma Tshering

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Draft Decision 1 adopted without vote



video [English] 1 Minute

 
 

Draft Decision 5: Concerning the thirty-three non-governmental organizations which are recommended by the Bureau not to be accredited for this session.

 


Draft Decision 5 adopted without vote



video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 

Concerning the objection by the Permanent Mission of Iran to the accreditation of one NGO which is not in consultative status with ECOSOC and which did not participate in the Durban Conference.

 
 


Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mr. Ali Reza Moaiyeri

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Palestine

Mr.Mohammad Abu- Koash

video [English] [Arabic] 1 Minute

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Mr. Eva Tomic

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


South Africa

Ms. Glaudine J. Mtshali

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Mr. Eva Tomic

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Pakistan on behalf of the Organiztion of Islamic Conference

Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Palestine on behlaf of the Arab Group

Mr.Mohammad Abu- Koash

video [English] [Arabic] 3 Minutes

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Omar Shalaby

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Mr. Eva Tomic

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Germany

Mr. Michael Klepsch

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic

Mr. Abdulmonem Annan

video [English] [Arabic] 2 Minutes

 
 


Belgium

Mr. Bart Ouvry

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Secretariat

Mr. Dougan Beaca

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Chairperson

Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Chairperson


video [English] [Arabic/ English] 6 Minutes

 
 


Egypt
Chairperson


video [English] [English/ Arabic] 1 Minutes

 
 


Palestine
Chairperson
Palestine
Chairperson


video [English] [Arabic] 7 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Mr. Eva Tomic

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Algeria- Point of Order

Mr. Idriss Jazairy

video [English] [Arabic] 1 Minute

 
 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] [Arabic] 1 Minutes

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 2nd Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 1 Hour 27 Minutes

 

Item 3: Organization of work: adoption of the rules of procedure of the Preparatory Committee and other organizational matters. Continued

 

Point of Order

 


Egypt
Chairperson
Secretariat
Egypt
Chairperson


video [English] [English/ Arabic] 5 Minutes

 
 


Algeria



video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Chairperson
Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] [Arabic] 2 Minutes

 
 


Palestine
Chairperson

video [English] [Arabic] 3 Minutes

 
 


Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Chairperson
Iran (Islamic Republic of)


video [English] [English/ Arabic ] 2 Minutes

 
 


Pakistan

Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
 


Secretariat

Mr. Jose Dougan- Beaca

video [English] 5 Minutes

 
 


Pakistan
Secretariat


video [English] 6 Minutes

 

Statements

 


South Africa

Ms. Glaudine J. Mtshali

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Mr. Yury Boichenko

video [English] [Russian] 7 Minutes

 
 


Belgium
Chairperson


video [English] [English/ Arabic] 6 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Mr. Eva Tomic

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
 


Palestine
Belgium
(Point of Order)

video [English] [Arabic] 5 Minutes

 
 


Egypt
(Point of Order)
Mr. Omar Shalaby

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Pakistan

Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Argentina on behalf of Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay
Chairperson


video [English] [Spanish/ Arabic] 4 Minutes

 
 


Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Mr. Ali Reza Moaiyeri

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Omar Shalaby

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Mohammed Bessedik

video [English] [Arabic] 1 Minutes

 
 


India

Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Netherlands

Mr. Robert-Jan Sieben

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Mr. Eva Tomic

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Palestine on behalf of the Arab Group

Mr. Mohammad Abu- Koash

video [English] [Arabic] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Mr. Yury Boichenko

video [English] [Russian] 1 Minutes

 
 


Norway on behalf of Norway and New Zeland

Mr. Vebjorn Heines

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Omar

video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


India
Chairperson
Secretariat
India
Secretariat


video [English] [Arabic/ English] 10 Minutes

 
 

Concerning the objection by the Permanent Mission of Iran to the accreditation of one NGO which is not in consultative status with ECOSOC and which did not participate in the Durban Conference - To be continued on Monday 28, April 2008

 
 

Draft Decision 2: Establishment and dates of the intersessional open-ended intergovernmental working group.

 

Point of Order

 


Russian Federation
Secretariat
Chairperson


video [English] [Russian/ English] 3 Minutes

 

Statements

 


Egypt
Secretariat
Egypt


video [English] 5 Minutes

 
 


Chairperson
Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] [Arabic] 1 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia
Chairperson
Egypt


video [English] [English /Arabic] 1 Minutes

 
 


South Africa



video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Belgium



video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia



video [English] 1 Minutes

 
 


Switzerland



video [English] [French] 1 Minutes

 
 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] [Arabic] 1 Minutes

 

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