Online event to welcome the new UN Human Rights Council president
Conectas participates in a meeting this Wednesday (9th of February) with the presence of Argentine ambassador, Federico Villegas, the new president of the council, and other representatives of civil society; see how to follow the event
Embaixador da Argentina para a ONU em Genebra assume a presidência do Conselho de Direitos Humanos. Foto:
This Wednesday (9th of February), the International Service for Human Rights and HRCnet hold a welcome meeting for the new president of the UN Human Rights Council, Federico Villegas, Argentina’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds the position on the board during the year 2022. The event will be broadcast in English, Spanish and French on YouTube, starting at 11:00 am (Brasilia time).
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The occasion will also be the send forth party of the Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva; Nazhat Shameem Khan, who was in the presidency of the Human Rights Council in the year 2021. Gustavo Huppes; international advocacy advisor at Conectas, is one of the meeting participants. CELS (Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales), from Argentina, will also participate as a representative of civil society.
The Human Rights Council is a body created by the State Members of the United Nations with the aim of increasing the protection of human rights in the world. With its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the Council meets at least three times a year (usually in March, June and September), during thematic sessions, and may also conduct special sessions to discuss urgent matter, sometimes. Conectas has consultative status within the body, one of the main forms of formal access by entities to the United Nations system.