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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

7th session of the Human Rights Council: High Level Segment



INFORMATION NOTES

Modalities for the High Level Segment Information note

Information note


OPENING CEREMONY STATEMENTS
H.E. Mr. Doru Costea, Chairperson of the Human Rights Council
Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations
Statement by Ms. Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
H.E. Mrs. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Conseillère Fédérale, Confédération Suisse (Host Country)


STATEMENTS DELIVERED DURING THE HIGH LEVEL SEGMENT

MONDAY 3 MARCH 2008

H.E. Mr. Francisco Santos Calderon, Vice-President of Colombia
H.E. Dr. Dimitrij Rupel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
H.E. Mr. Felipe Pérez Roque, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba
H.E. Mr Mofid Shehab, Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliamentary of Egypt
H.E. Mr Jean Asselborn Vice-Prime Minister Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration of Luxembourg
H.E. Dr. Alberto G. Romulo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
H.E. Mr. Manuel Da Costa Aragão, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Angola
H.E. Mr Jorge Taiana Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina
H.E. Mr. Mr Adrian Mihai Cioroianu Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
H.E. Mr Abdelwahed Radi Minister of Justice of Morocco
H.E.Mr Paulo de Tarso Vannuchi Minister and Special Secretary on Human Rights of Brazil
H.E. Mrs. Kinga Göncz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary
H.E. Minister for Foreign Affairs and leader of the Nepali Delegation Mrs. Sahana Pradhan
H.E. Mr. Milan Rocen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro
H.E. Mr. In-kook Park, Deputy Minister for International Organizations and Global Issues of the Republic of Korea
Alliance of Civilizations UN High Representative Jorge Sampaio
H.E. Mr. Maxime Verhagen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
H.E. Mr. Ján Kubis, Minister of Foreign Affaris of the Slovak Republic
H.E. Mrs. Julia Dolly Joiner Commissioner for Political Affairs, African Union Commission

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H.E. Mr. Anand Sharma, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India
H.E. Mr. Antonio Milososki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
H.E. Vuk Jeremic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia
H.E. Mr. Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights of Sri Lanka
H.E. Mr. Abdel Basit Sabdarat, Minister of Justice of the Sudan
H.E. Ms. Rama Yade, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights of France
H.E. Yasuhide Nakayama, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
H.E. Mr. Manuel Lobo Antunes, Deputy Foreign Minister of Portgual
H.E. Mr Sacha Sergio Llorenti Soliz Vice Minister for the Coordination of Social Movements and Civil Society of Bolivia

TUESDAY 4 MARCH 2008

H.E. Ambrose Dery, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Ghana
H.E. Mr Limam Ould Teguedi Minister of Justice of Mauritania
H.E. Mr. Sven Alkalaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
H.E. Ms Houda Ali Alban Minister of Human Rights of Yemen
H.E. Mr. Mathias Meinrad Chikawe, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs of the United Republic of Tanzania
H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Maldives
H.E. Mr Gustavo Jalkh Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Ecuador
H.E. Chief Ojo Maduekwe, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
H.E. Dr. N. Hassan Wirajuda, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
H.E. Mr. Kabinga J. Pande, MP., Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia
H.E. Mr Hussein Jasim Nasser Al-Zuhairi Vice Minister for Human Rights of Iraq
H.E. Martha Karua, EGH, MP, Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Kenya
H.E. Dr. Witold Waszczykowski, Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
H.E. Mr. Manouchehr Mottaki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
H.E. Mr. Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
H.E. Mrs. Salamata Sawadogo, Government of Burkina Faso
H.E. Mr. Marat Tazhin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
H.E. Dr. Akmal Saidov, Director of the National Centre for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan
H.E. Mr Bechir Tekkari Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Tunisia

H.E. Mr Pierre Chevalier Special Envoy for the Security Council of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium

H.E. Rafet Akgünay, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey
H.E. Embajador Miguel Ángel Ibarra, Viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Guatemala
H.E. Mr Viktor Gaisenok Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Belarus

Russian

H.E. Mr. Pham Binh Minh, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam
H.E. Mr. Volodymyr Handogiy, First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
H.E. Valdrack Jaentschke, ViceMinistro de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Nicaragua

WEDNESDAY 5 MARCH 2008

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H.E. Mr Mark Malloch-Brown Minister for Africa, Asia and the United Nations. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
H.E. Phandu T.C. Skelemani P.H, MP., Minister of Justice, Defence and Security in the Office of the President of the Republic of Botswana

English

H.E. Mr. Frank Belfrage, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
H.E. Dr. Per Stig Moller, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Denmark
H.E. Mr. Oskaras Jusys, Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
H.E. Mr. Günter Nooke, German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Germany
H.E. Mr Zaid bin Abdul Muhsin Al-Hussain Vice-Minister for Human Rights of Saudi Arabia
H.E. Mr. Patrick A. Chinamasa, Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of the Republic of Zimbabwe
H.E. Mr Aniceto Ebiaka Mohete Vice Prime Ministre in charge of Human Rights of Equatorial Guinea
H.E. Mr. Gianni Vernetti, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy
H.E. Mr Bernardino Leon Gross Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Spain