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Speeches of the High Commissioner

18 July 2011 - Address of the High Commissioner on the occasion of the Opening of the XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Durban, South Africa

4 March 2011 - Opening address of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the third interactive debate of the Human Rights Council on international cooperation to support national efforts to promote the objectives and purpose of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

6 June 2008 - Arbour addresses the Human Rights Council on the occasion of its Special Event to mark the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol

12 May 2008 - Statement of the Deputy High Commissioner at the Celebration of the entry into force of CRPD and its OP

4 April 2008 - Arbour welcomes entry into force of "ground-breaking" convention on disabilities

30 March 2007 - Opening remarks of the High Commissioner on the occasion of the signing ceremony for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol

30 March 2007 - Opening address of the High Commissioner at the High-Level Dialogue to mark the occasion of the opening for signature of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2007 - The High Commissioner makes six commitments to improve the right to decent work for staff with disabilities:
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5 December 2006 - Address of the High Commissioner at the closure of the 8th session of the Ad Hoc Committee

25 September 2006 - Speaking notes of the High Commissioner at the Lunch Time Briefing during the 2nd session of the Human Rights Council

27 January 2006 - Address of the High Commissioner to the 7th session of the Ad Hoc Committee