UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

4th session of the Human Rights Council: High-Level Segment

Information note on the High-Level Segment


Opening ceremony statements

Statements delivered during the High Level Segment

12 March 2007 a.m.

  • H.E. Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of the Confederation and Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland - English/French
  • H.E. Mr. Paul Mba Abessole, Vice-Prime Minister of Gabon - French
  • H.E. Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany - English
  • H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn, Vice-Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration of Luxembourg - French
  • H.E. Mr. Hamid Awaluddin, Minister of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia - English
  • H.E. Mr. Abdelelah Al-Khatib, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan - Arabic
  • H.E. Mr. Abdelwaheb Abdallah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia - Arabic | French
  • H.E. Mr. Alberto G. Romulo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines - English
  • H.E. Mr. Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights of Sri Lanka - English
  • H.E. Mr. Maxime Verhagen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands - English
  • H.E. Mr. Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden - English
  • H.E. Mr. Ekmelledin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference - English
  • H.E. Mr. Alberto G. Romulo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, on behalf of the Convening Group of the Community of Democracies - English

12 March 2007 p.m.

  • H.E. Mr. Abdelaziz Ziari, Minister for Relations with Parliament of Algeria - French
  • H.E. Mr. Paulo Vannuchi, Minister of State and Special Secretary on Human Rights of Brazil - Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Azouz Begag, Minister for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities of France -
  • H.E. Mr. Manouchehr Mottaki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran - English
  • H.E. Ms. Rita Kieber-Beck, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein  - English
  • H.E. Mr. Samuel Santos López, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua - Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Vuk Draskovic, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Serbia - no text provided
  • H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ecuador - Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Johannes Hendrik de Lange, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa - English
  • H.E. Mr. Roberto García Moritán, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Argentina - Spanish
  • H.E. Ms. Marta Altolaguirre Larraondo, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Guatemala - Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Masayoshi Hamada, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan - English
  • H.E. Mr. Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan - English
  • H.E. Ms. Belela Herrera, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay - Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici, Vice-Minister of Justice and Affairs of Malta - English
  • H.E. Mr. Raymond Johansen, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway - English
  • H.E. Mr. Bernardino León Gross, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Spain - Spanish

13 March 2007 a.m. & p.m.

  • H.E. Ms. Jadranka Kosor, Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia - English
  • H.E. Mr. Jorge Valero, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela - Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Mohammed Bouzoubaa, Minister of Justice of Morocco - Arabic
  • H.E. Mr. Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia - English
  • H.E. Mr. Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia - English
  • H.E. Ms. Anna Fotyga, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland - English
  • H.E. Mr. Felipe Pérez Roque, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cuba - English | French | Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. P.T.C. Skelemani, Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration of Botswana - English
  • H.E. Mr. Dimitrij Rupel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, on behalf of the Human Security Network - English
  • H.E. Mr. Dimitrij Rupel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia - English
  • H.E. Mr. Aniceto Ebiaka Mohote, Vice-Prime Minister in Charge of Human Rights of Equatorial Guinea - Spanish
  • H.E. Ms. Monique Ilboudo, Minister for Human Rights of Burkina Faso - French
  • H.E. Mr. Abdulhati Al Obeidi, Secretary for European Affairs of Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - Arabic
  • H.E. Ms. Kinga Göncz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary - English
  • H.E. Ms. Mpeo Mahase-Moiloa, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Rehabilitation and of Law and Constitutional Affairs of Lesotho - English
  • H.E. Mr. Pradip Gyawali, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal - English
  • H.E. Mr. Artis Pabriks, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia - English
  • H.E. Ms. U. Joy Ogwu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria - English
  • H.E. Ms. Célestine Akouavi Aïdam, Minister for Human Rights and Democracy of Togo - French
  • H.E. Mr. Adrian-Cosmin Vierita, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania - English
  • H.E. Mr. Vittorio Craxi, Under-Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs of Italy - French
  • H.E. Ms. Mame Bassine Ninang, Minister and High Commissioner for Human Rights and Peace Protection of Senegal - French
  • H.E. Mr. Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cameroon - French
  • H.E. Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan - English
  • H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ali El-Mardi, Minister of Justice of the Sudan - English
  • H.E. Mr. Mehmet Aydin, Minister of State of Turkey - English
  • H.E. Mr. Patrick A. Chinamasa, Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of Zimbabwe - English
  • H.E. Mr. Torki Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia - Arabic | English
  • H.E. Mr. Nizar Al Baharna, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Bahrain - English
  • H.E. Ms Ana Trišiæ Babiæ, Deputy Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina - English
  • H.E. Mr. Alexander V. Yakovenko, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation - English | Russian
  • H.E. Mr. Ian McCartney, Minister for International Human Rights, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - English
  • H.E. Mr. Alexandros N. Zenon, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus - English
  • H.E. Mr. João Alves Monteiro, Vice-Minister of Justice of Angola - English
  • H.E. Mr. Sid Ahmed Ould El Bou, Commissaire aux droits de l’homme et à la lutte contre la pauvreté de la Mauritanie - Arabic
  • H.E. Mr. Matthias Meinrad Chikawe, Vice-Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs of the United Republic of Tanzania - English
  • H.E. Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam - English
  • H.E. Mr. Anders B. Johnsson, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union - English
  • H.E. Ms. Carmen Moreno, Director of the United Nations International, Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) - Spanish

14 March 2007 a.m.

  • H.E. Mr. Francisco Santos Calderón, Vice-President of Colombia - Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Joël N’Guessan, Minister for Human Rights of Côte d’Ivoire - Français
  • H.E. Ms. Wajdan M. Shamo Salim, Minister for Human Rights of Iraq - English
  • H.E. Mr. Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights of Ireland - English
  • H.E. Ms. Martha Karua, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Kenya - English
  • H.E. Mr. Per Stig Møller, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark - English
  • H.E. Mr. Akmal Saidov, Director, National Centre for Human Rights of Uzbekistan - English
  • H.E. Ms. Khadija Al-Hysami, Minister for Human Rights of Yemen - Arabic | English
  • H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez Robledo, Vice-Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of Mexico - English | Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Neverovič, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania - English
  • H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Maldives - English
  • H.E. Mr. Cho Jung-pyo, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea - English
  • H.E. Ms. Diana Štrofová, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic - English
  • H.E. Mr. Ricardo Lara Watson, Vice-Minister of Governance and Justice of Honduras - Spanish
  • H.E. Mr. Don McKinnon, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth - English