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Whats on at the UN? 39th Human Rights Council continues

UN Roundup // Politics // By Katt Cullen // Sept. 24, 2018
  • Image: © Delegates at the Human Rights Council (HRC) 39th regular session, 10 September 2018.
  • UN Photo / Elma Okic Used with the permission of the UN Information Service.


Today Daniel gives us a run-down on the Human Rights Council as we enter the third consecutive week of the 39th session.

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, made a speech about the importance of protecting the rights of “first nation” people – particularly since attacks against them are on the increase…


“Development that destroys traditional culture, language, land and human heritage, that’s not development, that is willful destruction. The starting blocks for our journey to 2030 are clearly defined by their current social and economic standing. About 5 per cent of the world’s population are indigenous, near to a third of the world’s extremely poor people, the most left behind are indigenous.”


Follow the Human Rights Council on webtv.un.org. This platform can also be used to follow along with the celebrations of Kofi Annan's life, taking place this coming Thursday morning and Donald Trump's meeting at the Security Council in New York today. 

Looking for something social at the UN? Head along to the 'Mix and Mash' event at the Brasserie des Halles de l"Ile in Geneva (from 18:00) looking particularly this time at Freedom of the Press. No need to be an employee or register. 




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