Swiss foreign minister highlights Geneva's importance at Human Rights meeting
The UN Human Rights Council started its first session of the year yesterday with opening remarks from the Swiss Foreign Minister, Ignazio Cassis.
He says it’s the job of everyone meeting to fight for human rights with courage and determination. He added new efforts were needed to defend basic rights and points out that nothing is guaranteed forever.
He says Geneva remains a vitally important city in the battle for human rights with the formation of the Red Cross and the League of Nations in the city.
The Human Rights Council meet in Geneva three times a year.