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Human Rights Council
Sixteenth session

28 February - 25 March 2011

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

   
Untitled Document
 


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 43rd Plenary Meeting
video Part I  [English] [Original language] 1 Hour 16 Minutes
video Part II [English] [Original language] 1 Hour 28 Minutes

 
 


Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen
Vice President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity-building

 
     
 

Third joint report of seven United Nations experts on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented by
Ms. Rashida Manjoo,
Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

A/HRC/16/68

video [English] 8 minutes

 
 
 
 

Internactive Dialogue

 
     
 

Concerned Country

 
 


Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Sébastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English] [French] 8 minutes

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Belgium
Mr. François Roux

video [English] [French] 5 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Norway
Mr. Halvore Saetre

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


European Union
Mr. Davide Zaru

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Maria Todd

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Osman Tat

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Canada
Ms. Manon Boisclair

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Luxemburg
Mr. Jean Feyder

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Yuji Yamamoto

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Zimbabwe
Mr. Enos Mafemba

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: - World Organisation Against Torture - International Federation of Action by Christians for the abolition of torture (FIACAT)

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


International Federation for Human Rights Leagues

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Association of World Citizens

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Final Remarks

 
     
 


Ms. Rashida Manjoo,
Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

video [English] 8 minutes

 
     
 

Meeting Suspended

 
     
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity-building (Continued)

 
     
 


Somalia
H.E. Madame Zahra Mohamed Ali Samantar,
Minister of State at the Office of the Prime Minister of Somalia.

video [English] 9 minutes

 
     
     
 

Item 2 & 10 (Continued)

 
     
 

Presentation of reports of the United Nations Secretary- General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights by Deputy High Commissioner,
Madame Kyung-Wha Kang

A/HRC/16/20/Add.1, A/HRC/16/20/Add.1/Corr.1, A/HRC/16/20/Add.2, A/HRC/16/21, A/HRC/16/21/Corr.1, A/HRC/16/22, A/HRC/16/23, A/HRC/16/26, A/HRC/16/27, A/HRC/16/27/Corr.1, A/HRC/16/67, A/HRC/16/75, A/HRC/16/78, A/HRC/16/G/5, A/HRC/16/G/6, A/HRC/16/G/10, A/HRC/16/G/10/Corr.1, A/HRC/16/G/11, A/HRC/16/NGO/41

video [English] 26 minutes

 
     
 

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights for the presentation of the report on Advisory Services and Technical Cooperation,
Mr. William Schabas

A/HRC/16/66

video [English] 6 minutes

 
     
 

Briefing on the progress achieved in operationalizing the UPR Voluntary Trust Fund for the participation in the UPR mechanism and the Voluntary Fund for Financial and Technical Assistance given by the Chief of the UPR Section at the OHCHR,
Mr. Giuliano Comba

video [English] 10 minutes

 
     
 

Director of the Field Operation and Technical Cooperation Division for his presentation on the Voluntary Fund for Financial and Technical Assistance,
Mr. Anders Kompass

video [English] 6 minutes

 
     
 

Genereal Debate

 
     
 

Concerned Countries

 
 


Afghanistan
Mr. Zalmai Aziz

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Plurinational State of Bolivia
Ms. Angélica C. Navarro Llanos

video [English] [Spanish] 7 minutes

 
 


Colombia
Mr. Hernan Ulloa

video [English] [Spanish] 10 minutes

 
     
 

15:00 - 18:00 - 44th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original Language] 2 Hours 59 Minutes

 
     
 

Item 2 & 10 (Continued)

 
     
 

Reports of the United Nations Secretary- General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights by

A/HRC/16/20/Add.1, A/HRC/16/20/Add.1/Corr.1, A/HRC/16/20/Add.2, A/HRC/16/21, A/HRC/16/21/Corr.1, A/HRC/16/22, A/HRC/16/23, A/HRC/16/26, A/HRC/16/27, A/HRC/16/27/Corr.1, A/HRC/16/67, A/HRC/16/75, A/HRC/16/78, A/HRC/16/G/5, A/HRC/16/G/6, A/HRC/16/G/10, A/HRC/16/G/10/Corr.1, A/HRC/16/G/11, A/HRC/16/NGO/41

 
     
 

Genereal Debate (Continued)

 
     
 

Concerned Countries (Continued)

 
 


Cyprus
Mr. Andreas Hadjichrysanthou

video [English] 9 minutes

 
 


Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Sébastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English] [French] 6 minutes

 
 


Guatemala
Mr. Carlos Ramiro Martínez Alvarado

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 


Guinea
Mr. Mohamed Camara

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Islamic Republic of Iran
Mr. Ali Bahreyni

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 


Nepal
Mr. Shrigu Dhungana

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Kyrgyzstan
Ms. Gulnara Iskakova

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


Hungary (EU)
Mr. István Lakatos

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Australia (on behalf of 55 States)
Mr. Peter Woolcott

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Spain
Mr. Juan Villar

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Peter Gooderham

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Norway
Ms. Beate Stirø

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Xia JingGe

video [English] [Chinese] 4 minutes

 
 


Cuba - Point of Clarification
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez

video [English] [Spanish] 6 minutes

 
 


Maldives
Ms. Aishath Liusha Zahir

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Thailand
Ms. Eksiri Pintaruchi

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Asim Vetikhar Ahmad

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Oleg Malginov

video [English] [Russian] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Turkey
Mr. Feridun Kemal Feridum

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Greece
Mr. Georges J. Kaklikis

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Germany
Mr. Reinhard Schweppe

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sweden
Ms. Irina Schoulgin Nyoni

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Italy
Mr. Paolo Cuculi

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Kuwait
Ms. Rania Almulifiy

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Shirkat Gah, Women's Resource Centre

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: - Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada - International Commission of Jurists

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Bischöfliches Hilfswerk Misereor E.V.

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Friends World Committee for Consultation

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Colombian Commission of Jurists

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Council of South America (CISA)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United Nations Watch

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Liberation

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Centre Independent de Recherches et d'Iniatives pour le Dialogue (CIRID)

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Rencontre Africaine pour la defense des droits de l'homme (RADDHO)

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Turkey

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Greece

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Cyprus

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Turkey

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Colombia

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
     
     
 

Briefing by the NY Review Process Coordinator

 
     
 


H.E. Mr. Idriss Jazaïry,
Coordinator of the New York review process

video [English] 6 minutes

 
     
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
 

Appointment of special procedures mandate-holders and of Members of the expert mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples

 
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 16 minutes

 
 


List of Candidates for Mandates and Expert Mechanism
:

  • Mr. Maina Kiai (Kenya), Special Rapporteur on the Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association A/HRC/RES/15/21
  • Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice A/HRC/RES/15/23
    Ms. Emna Aouij (Tunisia) 1 Year Term
    Ms. Mercedes Barquet (Mexico) 3 Year Term
    Ms. Kamala Chandrakirana (Indonesia) 2 Year Term
    Ms. Frances Raday (Israel/United Kingdom) 2 Year Term
    Ms. Eleonora Zielinska (Poland) 1 Year Term

  • Mrs. Mireille Fanon-Mendès France (France), Working Group of Experts on people of African Descent
 
  Appointments accepted by consensus  
     
     
 

Election of members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
A/HRC/16/19, A/HRC/16/19/Add.1

 
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
Elections of Members of HRC Advisory Committee
 
Nominated Experts
Nominating Member States
Votes Received
Term Elected (Years)
African States
       
Mr. Dheerujall Baramlall Seetulsingh and Mr. Obiora Chinedu Okafor
   Mauritius & Nigeria
       
   
   
Asian States
 
 
Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi and
Mrs. Purificacion V. Quisumbing
Pakistan & Philippines
   
       
   
   
Eastern European States
 
 
Mr. Latif Huseynov
Azerbaijan
   
       
   
   
Latin American and Carribean States
 
 
Mrs. Anantonia Reyes Prado
Guatemala
   
       
 
Western European and other States
 
 
Ms. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
 France
   
       
  Members of Human Rights Council Advisory Committee accepted by consensus  
     
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
 

Decisions and conclusions

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 1

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.1

 

Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Slovenia, Switzerland

 

United Nations declaration on human rights education and training

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Omar Hillale

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the Vote before the Vote

 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Christopher Lomax

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Mark J. Cassayre

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.1) has been adopted without a vote

     

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