Durban Review Conference
Preparatory Committee
Second substantive session

6 - 17 October 2008


at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

  October, 2008 

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Monday, 6 October 2008
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 13:00 - 1st Plenary Meeting - Opening of the session
video [English] [Original language] 2 hours and 28 minutes

 


Statement by the Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Lybian Arab Jamahiriya

video [English] 15 minutes

 
 


Ms. Navanethem Pillay

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

video [English] 17 minutes

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 7 minutes

 

Item 1: Adoption of the agenda

A/CONF.211/PC.3/1 and Add. 1

 

Item 2: Organization of work

A/CONF.211/PC.3/7 and Add. 1

 

Draft Decision 1: Organization of work of the second substantive session

 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] 7 minutes

 

Draft Decision 1 is adopted without vote

     
     

Draft Decision 2: Concerning the extension for two days the deadline for the reception of comments with regard to six NGOs out of eight as listed in paragraph 3 contained in document A/CONF.211/PC.3/7.


Pakistan

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson

video [English] 1 minute

 


Algeria

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson
Secretariat
Algeria
Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson

video [English] [English /Arabic] 9 minutes

 

Draft Decision 2 is adopted without vote

     
 

Draft Decision 3: Recommendation of the Secretariat as contained in paragraph 5 of the Note by the Secretariat, which is to grant accreditation to two NGOs (Gherush92 Committee for Human Rights; and Bexley Council for Racial Equality)

 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft Decision 3 is adopted without vote

 
 

Recommendations contained in paragraphs 9, 12 and 15 of the Note by the Secretariat are postponed to Friday, 10 October.

 

Draft Decision 4: Recommendation contained in paragraph 16 of the Note by the Secretariat, which is not to grant accreditation to three NGOs (Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society, Rural Development Centre, and Buddha Smriti Sanathan).

 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft Decision 4 is adopted without vote

 
 

Draft Decision 5: Recommendation contained in paragraph 18 of the Note by the Secretariat concerning the objection by the Permanent Mission of India to the accreditation of the NGO called International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) which does not meet the criteria established in resolution 1996/31 of the Economic and Social Council and which did not participate in the Durban Conference.

 


India

Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


France
(on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Daniel Vosgien

video [English] [English/French] 5 minutes

 
 


Pakistan

Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 3 minutes

 


Algeria - point of order

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson

video [English] [English /Arabic] 1 minute

 


India

Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

video [English] 8 minutes

 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 


Sweden

Mr. Christoffer Berg

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan
- point of order

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


India

Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


France
(on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Daniel Vosgien

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Algeria - point of order
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Yury Boichenko

video [English] [Russian] 2 minutes

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Germany
Mr. Michael Klepsch

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


South Africa
Ms. Glaudine J. Mtshali

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Denmark
Mr. Lars Volck Madsen

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Zimbabwe
Mr. Enos Mafemba

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Sweden
Mr. Christoffer Berg

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


France
(on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Daniel Vosgien

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 1 minute

 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes


Egypt
- point of order

video [English] [English /Arabic] 2 minutes

 


Draft Decision 5 is postponed



 

Draft Decision 6: Invitation addressed to the High Commissioner for Human Rights under agenda item 7 entitled "Organization of the work of the Durban Review Conference and other matters"


Algeria - point of order
Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson
Secretariat
Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson
Algeria
Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson

video [English] [English /Arabic] 3 minutes

 


South Africa

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson

video [English] [English /Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Belgium

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson

video [English] [English /Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


Egypt


video [English] [English /Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


Algeria

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson
Secretariat

video [English] [English /Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Ireland

M. Mícheál Tierney

video [English] 1 minute

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 2nd Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language]

 

Draft Decision 6: - Continued


Secretariat

video [English] 1 minute

Draft Decision 6 is adopted without vote

 
 
 

Item 2: Organization of work - Concerning the draft timetable and other recommendations relating to the programme and organization of work of the session as proposed by the Bureau.

 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] 5 minutes

 

Item 2: Organization of work - Concerning the speaking time limits at this session

 


Chairperson

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Item 3: Reports of preparatory meetings and activities at the international, regional and national levels

A/CONF.211/PC.3/3, A/CONF.211/PC.3/4, A/CONF.211/PC.3/10
 

Item 4: Review of reports, studies and other documentation for the Preparatory Committee and the Durban Review Conference and contributions of human rights bodies and mechanisms

A/CONF.211/PC/WG.1/5, A/CONF.211/PC/WG.1/CRP.1 and Add.1
 

Item 5: Report of the intersessional open-ended intergovernmental working group to follow up the work of the Preparatory Committee

A/CONF.211/PC.3/2
 

General discussion under agenda items 3, 4 and 5

 


South Africa
(on behalf of the African Group)
Ms. Glaudine J. Mtshali

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Cuba (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement)
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English][English/Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 


France (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 6 minutes

 
 


Pakistan
(on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)
Ms. Tehmina Janjua

video [English] 8 minutes

 
 


China
(on behalf of the Asian Group)
Mr. Ke Yousheng

video [English][Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria

Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Brazil (On Behalf of the Grulac)

Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English][French] 5 minutes

 
 


Azerbaijan

Mr. Habib Mikayilli

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Argentina

Mr. Sebastián Rosales

video [English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Brazil

Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Mauritius

Mr. Subbas Gujadhur

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Peter Gooderham

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Turkey

Mr. Fatih Ulusoy

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Muriel Berset

video [English][French] 5 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. I. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Italy

Mr. Roberto Nocella

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Labour Organization (ILO)
Ms. Shawna Olney

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Mr. Githu Muigai

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
Ms. Asma Jahangir

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 
 

Non-governmental Organizations

 
 


Touro Institute on Human Rights, the Holocaust and Hudson Institute, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ) (joint statement)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 

Point of Order

 
 


Iran, Islamic Republic of

Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, Chairperson

video [English][English/Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 

Non-governmental Organizations (Continued)

 
 


Touro Institute on Human Rights, the Holocaust and Hudson Institute, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ) (joint statement)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


B'nai B'rith International (BBI)


video [English] 1 minute

 
 


IMDAR, Lutherian World Federation, Forum-Asia, APWLD (joint statement)


video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


United Nations Watch


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Afro-Swedish National Association


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


The Movement for Abolition of Prostitution and Pornography (MAPP)


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Canadian Arab federation, African Canadian Legal Clinic (joint statement)


video [English][English/French] 3 minutes

 

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