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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

President of the 6th Cycle


Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of the Human Rights Council, Sixth Cycle (2011 - 2012)

Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of the Human Rights Council, Sixth Cycle (2011 - 2012) © UN PhotoLaura Dupuy Lasserre serves as Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations Office at Geneva since October 2009.

Prior to her appointment to Geneva, since October 2008, Ms. Dupuy Lasserre had been serving as Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2007 and 2008, she was Director for the Americas, responsible for bilateral relations with the 34 countries in the region. In October 2010 she also served as President-Rapporteur of the Social Forum 2010 on Climate Change and Human Rights

A career diplomat, Ms. Dupuy Lasserre worked at the Directorate of Environment from 1992 to 1994. From 1995 to 2000, she served as delegate of Uruguay to the United Nations Office and International Organizations in Geneva. During 2000 and 2001 she worked at the General Directorate on Integration and MERCOSUR. And between 2002 and 2007, she served as Alternate Representative to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Dupuy Lasserre received a degree in International Relations from the University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in 1990. Born in Montevideo on 18 September 1967, she is married with one son.

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STATEMENTS

ACTIVITIES

Farewell statement by President of the Human Rights Council at Organizational Session of the Council
Geneva, 10 December 2012
(Spanish only)

Statement by President of the Human Rights Council on the occasion of Human Rights Day
Geneva, 10 December 2012
(Spanish only)

Statement by the President of the Human Rights Council at the opening of the workshop on enhancing cooperation between UN and regional human rights mechanisms
Geneva, 12 December 2012
(Spanish only)

Welcome statement by President of the Human Rights Council at Opening Sessions of Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights
Geneva, 4 December 2012
(English and Spanish)

Statement by Human Rights Council President at Opening of the Fifth Session of the Forum on Minority Issues
Geneva, 27 November 2012
(English and Spanish)

Statement by Human Rights Council President to the
Third Committee, 67th session of the General Assembly
New York, 14 November 2012
(English and Spanish

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Capitalizing on women's potential in times of crisis - Concept Note, 8 March 2012

OHCHR side event moderated by the HRC President: The Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Promoting a Human Rights based approach held on 23 September 2011, at the 18th session- Informal summary [Also see related web story]