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The United Nations Human Rights Council

The Eleventh Session of the Human Rights Council is to take place in Geneva from 2 to 18 June 2009. One key question to be addressed is the renewed extension of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Sudan. Interactive dialogue with other Special Rapporteurs and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, will also play a central role.

Furthermore, the Council will conduct its annual general debate on women’s rights during this session. There will also be a panel discussion on human rights and climate change initiated jointly by Germany and the Maldives.

During the session, Germany will sponsor a resolution on human trafficking in collaboration with the Philippines. Also, together with Chile and amnesty international, Germany will organize an event on the situation of prisoners of conscience.

The German delegation will be headed by Günter Nooke, Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office.

Election of the new United Nations Human Rights Council (UN News Centre)

From the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to the Human Rights Council (HRC)

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