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Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session

1 - 26 March 2010

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

   
 

Monday, 1 March 2010
9:30 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:30

 
 

9:30 - 13:00 - Opening of the session - 1st Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 3 hours 41 minutes

 
 
 
 

Opening of the session

 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 8 minutes

 
 


Ms. Navanethem Pillay
The High Commissioner for Human Rights

video [English] 14 minutes  

 
 
 
 

High-level Segment

 
 


Colombia

H.E. Mr. Francisco Santos Calderón
Vice President

video [English] [Spanish] 17 minutes

 
 


Spain

H.E. Ms. Teresa Fernández de la Vega
Vice President

video [English] [Spanish] 13 minutes

 
 


Belgium

H.E. Mr. Steven Vanackere
Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English] [English/French] 13 minutes

 
 


Equatorial Guinea

H.E. Mr. Salomon Nguema Owono
Vice Prime Minister of Social and Human Rights Affairs

video [English] [Spanish] 13 minutes

 
 


Maldives

H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shaheed
Minister of Foreign Affairs

video [English] 10 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh

H.E. Dr. Dipu Moni
Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English] 16 minutes

 
 


Saudi Arabia

H.E. Minister Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban
Chairman of the Human Rights Commission

video [English] [Arabic] 11 minutes

 
 


Thailand

H.E. Mr. Kasit Piromya
Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English] 11 minutes

 
 


Algeria

H.E. Mr. Mourad Medelci
Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English] [French] 13 minutes

 
 


Iran, Islamic Republic of

H.E. Mr. Manouchehr Mottaki
Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English] 21 minutes

 
 


Croatia

H.E. Dr. Sc. Ivan Šimonović
Minister of Justice

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Senegal

H.E. Maître Madické Niang
Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs

video [English] [French] 9 minutes

 
 


Bosnia & Herzegovina

H.E. Mrs. Ana Trišić-Babić
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English] 9 minutes

 
 


United States of America

H.E. Ms. Maria Otero
Under-Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

video [English] [Spanish] 9 minutes

 
 


African Union

H.E. Ms. Julia D. Joiner
Commissioner for Political Affairs

video [English] 11 minutes

 

 

15:00 - 18:30 - 2nd Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] High-level segment - 1 hour 24 minutes
video [English] [Original language] High-level Panel on economic and financial crises - 2 hours 9 minutes

 
     
 

High-level Segment (Continued)

 
 


Nepal

H.E. Hon. Ms. Sujata Koirala
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English] 13 minutes

 
 


South Africa

H.E. Mrs. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

video [English] 18 minutes

 
 


Palestine

H.E. Dr. Riad Malki
Minister of Foreign Affairs

video [English] [Arabic] 16 minutes

 
 


Portugal

H.E. Mr. Pedro Lourtie
Secretary of State for European Affairs

video [English] 9 minutes

 
 


Commonwealth Secretariat

H.E. Mr. Kamalesh Sharma
Secretary-General

video [English] 12 minutes

 
 


Organization of the Islamic Conference

H.E. Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
Secretary-General

video [English] 12 minutes

 
 
 
 

Panel discussion on the Impact of the Global Economic and Financial Crises
on the Realisation of all Human Rights

 
 


Opening remarks by Ms. Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 


Moderator:

  • Mr. Hisham Badr, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

Panelists:

  • H.E. Mr. Francisco Santos Calderón, Vice President of Colombia
    video [English] [Spanish] 7 minutes

  • Mr. Juan Somavía, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation.
    video [English] 11 minutes

  • H.E. Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi, Permanent Representative of Nigeria
    video [English] 5 minutes

  • Mr. Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre
    video [English] 11 minutes

  • Ms. Irene Khan, Counselor, University of Salford
    video [English] 10 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive discussion

 
 


Thailand (On Behalf of Group on Foreign Policy and Global Health, and on National Capacity)

H.E. Mr. Kasit Piromya
Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English] 11 minutes

 
 


Republic of Moldova
H.E. Mr. Alexandru Tanase
Minister of Justice

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 


Uzbekistan
Mr. Akmal Saidov

video [English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Wael Aboulmagd

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Paulo De Tarso Vannucchi

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Ms. Korunova

video [English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Spain (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Javier Garrigues

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Colombia (on behalf of the GRULAC)
Mr. Álvaro Enrique Ayala Meléndez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)

Mr. Ahmed Zahoor

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


India
Ms. Kheya Bhattacharya

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Turkey
Mr. Ahmet Üzümcü

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Desra Percaya

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Closing comments and answers by
Panelists:

  • Mr. Juan Somavía, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation.
    video [English] 1 minute

  • H.E. Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi, Permanent Representative of Nigeria
    video [English] 1 minute

  • Mr. Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre
    video [English] 4 minutes

  • Ms. Irene Khan, Counselor, University of Salford
    video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Right of reply

 
 


Democratic People's Republic of Korea

video [English] 1 minute

 


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