The U.N. Human Rights Council opens its latest session in Geneva – Live Updates

The United Nations’ top human rights body, the Human Rights Council, has opened its latest session in Geneva today. The session will last for four weeks, during which time delegates from around the world will discuss a wide range of issues related to human rights, including gender equality, the death penalty, and the situation in conflict zones such as Syria and Yemen.

As the world’s most important forum for human rights discussions, the Human Rights Council is expected to draw significant attention from the international community over the next month. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and key moments from the session with our live updates.

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The United Nations Human Rights Council began its latest session on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland. The session, which runs until March 23, will focus on various human rights issues across the world, including racism, discrimination, and gender-based violence.

Here are the live updates from the opening day of the session:

  • The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan of Fiji, opened the session with a call to action to promote human rights globally.
  • The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, delivered a report on the state of human rights around the world. Bachelet highlighted ongoing human rights violations in countries such as Myanmar, Yemen, and Syria.
  • Several U.N. member states delivered statements, expressing their commitment to upholding human rights and condemning human rights violations in other countries.
  • Non-governmental organizations and civil society groups also spoke at the session, calling for action on various human rights issues, including the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and the need for greater protections for journalists and human rights defenders.
  • The session will also include interactive dialogues with various U.N. Special Rapporteurs and other experts on human rights issues, as well as the adoption of resolutions and decisions on specific human rights concerns.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the session as the U.N. Human Rights Council addresses some of the world’s most pressing human rights issues.

Source : Reuters

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