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Panel Discussion on human rights Challenges and the way forward - 13th Meeting, 28th Regular Session Human Rights Council
6 Mar 2015 -  Annual full-day discussion on human rights and climate change Challenges and ways forward towards the realization of human rights for all, including the right to development, in particular those in vulnerable situations, as well as measures and best practices to promote and protect human rights that can be adopted by States in addressing the adverse effects of climate change on the full and effective enjoyment of human rights

Chair: H.E. Mr. Joachim Ruecker, President of the Human Rights Council
Introduction: Video message by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Opening statement: Ms. Flavia Pansieri, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator: Mr. Martin Khor, Executive Director, South Centre
Panellists: • H.E. Mr. Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati
• H.E. Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
• Ms. Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
• Mr. Dan Bondi Ogolla, Coordinator and Principal Legal Adviser, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
• Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
• Mr. Mithika Mwenda, Secretary General, Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance

28th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.)

SPEAKERS
Sweden (on behalf of Nordic Group), Mr. Jan Knutsson
Algeria (on behalf of African Group), Mr. Boudjemâa Delmi
European Union, Ms. Nicole Reckinger
Philippines (on behalf of Climate Vulnerable), Ms. Cecilia B. Rebong
Bangladesh (Like-minded Group), Mr. M. Shameem Ahsan
Ecuador (on behalf of CELAC), Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés
Holy See, Mr. Richard Ghyra
Sierra Leone, Ms. Yvette Stevens
India, Mr. B.N Redyy
Chile, Ms. Marta Maurás
Paraguay, Mr. José Félix Ulloa Alvarenga
El Salvador, Mr. Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli
Scottish Human Rights Commission, Mr. Alan Miller
Centre Europe-Tiers Monde - CETIM, Mr. Malik Ozden
Lutheran World Federation, Mr. Ojot Miru Ojulu (Joint Statement)
Maldives, Ms. Geela Ali
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Edgardo Toro Carreño
Viet Nam, Ms. Vu Thi Mai Lien
Namibia, Ms. Sabine Böhlke-Möller
UNICEF, Ms. Nicolette Moodie
France, Mr. Thomas Wagner
Costa Rica, Ms. Elayne Whyte Gómez
Fiji, Ms. Nazhat S Khan
Ghana, Mr. Alexander Ben-Acquaah
United States of America, Ms. Megan Riggs
Spain, Ms. Ana María Menéndez Pérez
Indonesia, Mr. Dicky Kumar
Franciscans International, Mr. Budi Tjahjono (Joint Statement)
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations, Mr. Jan Lonn
Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik, Ms. Soleh A.
Nepal, M. Deepak Dhital
United Nations Population Fund, Ms. Alana Armitage
Morocco, Mr. Amine Chabi
Bolivia, Ms. María Natalia Pacheco Rodriguez
Ireland, Ms. Patricia O’Brien
Estonia, Ms. Piret Urb
Pakistan, Mr. Afaq Ahmad
Switzerland, Mr. Benjamin Müller
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Amir Abbas Lotfi