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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
 


Thursday, 24 March 2011

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

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 45th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 2 Hours 56 Minutes

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
 

Decisions and conclusions

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 3

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.4

 

Germany and Spain

 

The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

 
 


Germany
Mr. Reinhard Schweppe

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Spain
Mr. Juan Villar

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Mauritania
Mr. Cheikh Ahmed Ould Zahaf

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group), Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Héctor Raúl Peláez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.4) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.6

 

Russian Federation

 

Promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Oleg Malginov

video [English] [Russian] 4 minutes

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


China
Mr. Xia JingGe

video [English] [Chinese] 4 minutes

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Ms. Mariam Madiha Aftab

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Nigeria (On behalf of the African Group)
Russian Federation

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Tara E. Foley

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Chile
Mr. Pedro Oyarce

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Salvador Tinajero esquivel

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


24 in favour, 14 against, 7 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/16/L.6) has been adopted

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.10

 

Egypt & United States of America

 

Freedom of opinion and expression: mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.10) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.13/Rev.1

 

Hungary (EU) and Uruguay

 

Rights of the child: a holistic approach to the protection and promotion of the rights of children working and/or living on the street

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 4 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Ms. Sarah Ciaccia

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Uganda
Ms. Eunice Irungu Kigenyi

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Nigeria, Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Vote Suspended

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.15

 

Norway

 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

 
 


Norway
Ms. Claire Hubert

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.15) has been adopted without a vote

     

Point of Clarification on resolution A/HRC/16/L.13/Rev.1

 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.21

 

Spain, Turkey and Colombia

 

Panel on the human rights of victims of terrorism

 
 


Spain
Mr. Juan Villar

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Turkey
Ms. Yaprak Alp

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Colombia
Mr. Álvaro Enrique Ayala Meléndez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.21) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.24

 

Austria

 

Mandate of the independent expert on minority issues

 
 


Austria
Mr. Christian Strohal

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.24) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.26

 

Canada

 

Cooperation between Tunisia and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 
 


Canada
Ms. Manon Boisclair

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Asim Vetikhar Ahmad

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
President of the Human Rights Council
Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.26) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 4

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.3

 

Hungary (EU) & Japan

 

Situation of human rights in the in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Concerned Country

 
 


Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Mr. So Se Pyong

video [English] 4 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Ecuador
Mr. Alfonso Morales

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Xia JingGe

video [English] [Chinese] 1 minute

 
 


Thailand
Ms. Eksiri Pintaruchi

video [English] 1 minute

 
     

Result of the vote


30 in favour, 3 against, 11 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/16/L.3) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.25/Rev.1

 

Sweden, USA, Zambia, Republic of Moldova, Panama, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

 
 


Sweden
Mr. Jan Knutsson

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Concerned Country

 
 


Islamic Republic of Iran
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 8 minutes

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Seyed Mohammad Reza Sajjadi

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Uruguay
Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Xia JingGe

video [English] [Chinese] 1 minute

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Mauritania
Mr. Cheikh Ahmed Ould Zahaf

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


22 in favour, 7 against, 14 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/16/L.25/Rev.1) has been adopted

     
 

15:00 - 18:00 - 46th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original Language] 1 Hour 4 Minutes
video [English] [Original Language] 1 Hour 22 Minutes

 
     
 

Decisions and conclusions

 
     
 

Selection Of the African Group Troika Member For Suriname UPR

 
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 5 minutes

 
  Members of Troika (Mauritania, Qatar and Uruguay) accepted by consensus  
     
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 2

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L. 19

 

Cuba

 

Composition of staff of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Quintanilla

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


31 in favour, 13 against, 2 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/16/L. 19) has been

 
 
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 3 (continued)

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.7

 

Switzerland, Maldives, Slovenia,Costa Rica, Uruguay, Morocco and New Zealand

 

Human rights and the environment

 
 


Maldives
Ms. Aishath Liusha Zahir

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Costa Rica
Mr. Mario VEGA Hernández

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Bangladesh
M. Md. Abdul Hannan

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Mark J. Cassayre

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Carlos Eduardo Da Cunha Oliveira

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Héctor Raúl Peláez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.7) has been adopted without a vote

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.13/Rev.1

 

Hungary (EU) and Uruguay

 

Rights of the child: a holistic approach to the protection and promotion of the rights of children working and/or living on the street

 
 


Uruguay, Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre
Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.13/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.14

 

Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)

 

Freedom of Religion or Belief

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.14) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.18

 

Cuba

 

Mandate of the independent experts on the effects of foreign debt and other related international finacial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic social and cultural rights

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Quintanilla

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


UnitedStates of America
Mr. Mark J. Cassayre

video [English] 1 minute

 
     

Result of the vote


29 in favour, 13 against,4 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/16/L.18) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.20

 

Mexico

 

The role of international cooperation in support of national efforts for the realization of the right of persons with disabilities

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Salvador Tinajero Esquivel

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.20) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.23

 

France, Argentina and Morocco

 

Enforced and involuntary disappearances

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

video [English] [French] 4 minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastian Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Omar Hillale

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.23) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.2

 

Organization of Islamic Conference, Arab Group and African Group

 

Human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Concerned Country

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic
Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English] [Arabic] 4 minutes

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 1 minute

 
     

Result of the vote


28 in favour, 1 against, 16 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/16/L.2) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.38

 

Pakistan (OIC)

 

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against persons based on religion or belief

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 10 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Ahmed Suleiman Ibrahim Alaquil

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


Norway
Ms. Beate Stirø

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.38) has been adopted to without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/16/L.32/Rev.1

 

Hungary (EU) Canada, United States

 

Cooperation between Tunisia and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] x minutes

 
     
 

Concerned Country

 
 


Tunisia
Mr. Mohamed Samir Koubaa

video [English] [French] 5 minutes

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/16/L.32/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

     

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