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Human Rights Council
Fifteenth session

13 September - 1 October 2010

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

   
 

Monday, 20th September 2010
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - Opening of the session - 12th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original Language]  3 hours 10 minutes

 
     
 

Panel Discussion on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

A/HRC/RES/12/17 / A/HRC/15/40

 
 


Opening remarks by Ms Kyung-wah Kang, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

video [English] 8 minutes

 
 


Moderator:

  • H.E. Ambassador Sihasak Phuangketkeow, President of the Human Rights Council

Panelists:

  • Ms. Victoria Popescu (expert member of CEDAW)
    video [English] 8 minutes

  • Ms. Rashida Manjoo (Special Rapporteur on violence against women)
    video [English] 8 minutes

  • Ms. Lee Waldorf (Human Rights Advisor, UNIFEM/UN Women)
    video [English] 8 minutes

  • Ms. María de los Ángeles Corte Ríos (General Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality, House of Representatives of Mexico)
    video [English] [English / Spanish] 8 minutes

  • Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn (Professor of Law)
    video [English] 12 minutes

  • Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda (General Secretary of YWCA)
    video [English] 11 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive dialogue

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


Colombia
Ms. Alicia Victoria Arango Olmos

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes  

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Salvador Tinajero Esquivel

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes  

 
 


European Union
Ms. Joille Hivonnet

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Burkina Faso
Ms. Clarisse Merindol Ouoba

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference)
Mr. Muhammad Saeed Sarwar

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Austria
Mr. Christian Strohal

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Costa Rica (on Behalf of GRULAC)
Ms. Eugenia Gutiérrez Ruiz

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes  

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Mohammed Haidara

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Finland
Mr. Hannu Himanen
video [English] 4 minutes  

 
 


Chile
Mr. Pedro Oyarce

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes  

 
 


China
Ms.Yang Xiaoning

video [English] [Chinese] 3 minutes  

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic
Ms. Rania Rifai

video [English] [Arabic] 4 minutes  

 
 


Norway
Ms. Beate Stirø

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdulwahab Abdulsalam Attar

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes  

 
 


Timor Leste
Mr. Joaquim A.M.L. Da Fonseca

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Djibouti
xMr. Ahmed Mohamed Abro

video [English] [French] 1 minute  

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Joint statement: Equality Now; Latin American Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Center for Reproductive Rights, Inc. , Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


United Nations Watch

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers (Continued)

 
 


Brazil (on behalf of MERCOSUR)
Mr. Alexandre Lopes Parola

video [English] 4 minutes  

 
 


India
Mr. Gopinathan Achamkulangare

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Haiti
Mr. Jude Baptiste

video [English] [French] 3 minutes  

 
 


Canada
Ms. Manon Boisclair

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Ms. Hasnia Markus

video [English] [Arabic] 4 minutes  

 
 


Lithuania
Mr. Jonas Rudalevičius

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Australia
Ms. Sally Dawkins

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Islamic Republic of Iran
Ms. Zahra Seddigh

video [English] [French] 5 minutes  

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 3 minutes  

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Margarita Valle

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes  

 
     
 

Closing Comments and Answers

 
     
 


Moderator:

  • H.E. Ambassador Sihasak Phuangketkeow, President of the Human Rights Council

Panelists:

  • Ms. Victoria Popescu (expert member of CEDAW)
    video [English] 2 minutes

  • Ms. Rashida Manjoo (Special Rapporteur on violence against women)
    video [English] 3 minutes

  • Ms. Lee Waldorf (Human Rights Advisor, UNIFEM/UN Women)
    video [English] 2 minutes

  • Ms. María de los Ángeles Corte Ríos (General Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality, House of Representatives of Mexico)
    video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

  • Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn (Professor of Law)
    video [English] 4 minutes

  • Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda (General Secretary of YWCA)
    video [English] 4 minutes

 
     
     

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 13th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language]  Part I 1 hour 59 Minutes
video [English] [Original language]  Part II - 1 hour 1 Minute

 
     
 


Democratic Republic of the Congo
H.E. Mr. Luzolo Bambi Lessa,
Minister of Justice and Human Rights

video [English] [French] 14 minutes  

 
     
 

Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention (Continued)

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations (Continued)

 
 


Joint statement - Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitie entre les peuples (MRAP); Society for Threatened Peoples - International Educational Development, Inc. - France Liberte: Fondation Danielle Mitterrand - Asian Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Network

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Joint statement : - France Liberte: Fondation Danielle Mitterrand; International Educational Development, Inc. - American Commission of Jurists - Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitie entre les peuples (MRAP)

video [English] [French] 3 minutes  

 
 


Human Rights Watch

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Baha’i International Community

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Liberation

video [English] 2x minutes  

 
 


Asian Legal Resource Centre

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Freedom House

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Comité International pour le Respect et l'Application de la Charte Africaine des Droits de l'Homme et des Peuples (CIRAC)


video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Action internationale pour la paix et le développement dans la région des Grands Lacs (AIPD) – International Action for Peace and Development in the Great Lakes Region

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Joint statement: Charitable Institute for Protecting Social Victims; Organization for Defending Victims of Violence

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Centrist Democratic International

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes  

 
 


Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


World Muslim Congress


video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Indian Council of South America (CISA)

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes  

 
 


Association for World Education

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


International Club for Peace Research

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


European Union of Public Relations

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


International Institute for Peace

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Commission to Study the Organization of Peace

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Centre for Human Rights and Peace Advocacy

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


International Educational Development, Inc.

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


International Humanist and Ethical Union

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


North-South XXI

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Joint statement:- World Union for Progressive Judaism - Association for World Education

video [English] x minutes  

 
 


United Towns Agency for North-South Cooperation


video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Rencontre Africaine pour la defense des droits de l'homme

video [English] [French] 3 minutes  

 
 


World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY)

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


International Society for Human Rights

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


International Federation for Human Rights Leagues


video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
     
 

Right of Reply

 
 


Cambodia

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
United States of America - Point of Order

video [English] [Original language] 2 minutes  

 
 


Chinese

video [English] [Chinese] 3 minutes  

 
 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya


video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute  

 
     
     
 

Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development (Continued)

 
     
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people,
Mr. James Anaya

A/HRC/15/37, A/HRC/15/37/Add.1, A/HRC/15/37/Add.2, A/HRC/15/37/Add.3, A/HRC/15/37/Add.4,A/HRC/15/37/Add.5, A/HRC/15/37/Add.6, A/HRC/15/37/Add.7, A/HRC/15/37/Add.8, A/HRC/15/37/Add.9

video [English] [English / Spanish] 15 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive dialogue

 
     
 

Concerned countries

 
 


Australia
Mr. Peter Woolcott

video [English] 6 minutes  

 
 


Botswana
Mr. Augustine Makgonatsotlhe

video [English] 5 minutes  

 
 


Colombia
Ms. Alicia Victoria Arango Olmos

video [English] [Spanish] 7 minutes  

 
 


Russian Federation
Ms. Marina Korunova

video [English] [Russian] 6 minutes  

 
 


Ecuador
Mr. Juan Holguín

video [English] [Spanish] 6 minutes  

 
 


Mr. Fedor Rosocha
Vice President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     


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