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Human Rights in Transition Contexts: The Contribution of Peace Operations
8 Jul 2020 -  A virtual high-level side event in the context of the Security Council Open Debate on “Peace Operations and Human Rights”
Hosted by the Human Rights and Conflict Prevention Caucus New York.
- Discuss the role and contribution of human rights to peace operations, their challenges and opportunities
- Discuss lessons learned regarding human rights components in peace operations.
- Raise awareness for the role of human rights in peace operations.
- Provide insight into how human rights support the national priorities of host countries, including in times of transition and with a focus on women protection and child protection.
Agenda & Invited panelists:
- Welcoming remarks by H.E. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN
- Welcoming remarks by H.E. Ambassador Pascale Baeriswyl, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN
- Remarks by ASG for Human Rights, Ilze Brands Kehris
- Remarks by ASG for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Alexander Zouev
- Commissioner Wilfred Nyema Gray-Johnson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights of Liberia
- Ms. Hibo Yasin, Head of IIDA Women’s Development Organization Somalia
- Ms. Hanan Talbi, Human Rights Principal, United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH)