Thank you, Ambassador Jim McLay of New Zealand,
Ambassador Ranko Viloviæ of Croatia,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
and particularly representatives of civil society, it is a great pleasure.
Thank you all for coming to this important event.
Today is Human Rights Day - a day we dedicate to defending freedoms and protections for all people.
We know how controversial the issues surrounding sexual orientation can be.
In the search for solutions, we recognize that there can be very different perspectives.