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Panel Discussion on Investing in the Rights of the Child - 24th Meeting 28th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
12 Mar 2015 -  Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child:“Towards better investment in the rights of the child” From rights in theory to rights in practice: overview of key aspects and challenges in planning, mobilizing, allocating and spending public resources to realize children’s rights

Chair: H.E. Mr. Joachim Ruecker, President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement: Ms. Jane Connors, Director, Research and Right to Development Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Children’s voices video

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Ricardo González Arenas, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Panellists:
• Mr. Bob Muchabaiwa, Investment in Children Manager, Save the Children
• Mr. Jorge Cardona, Member, Committee on the Rights of the Child
• Ms. Shaamela Cassiem, Manager, International Training, International Budget Partnership
• Ms. Jingqing Chai, Chief, Public Finance and Governance, Social Inclusion and Policy section, Programming Division, United Nations Children's Fund


- 24th Plenary Meeting 28th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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

SPEAKERS
European Union, Ms. Margaret Tuite
Norway (on behalf of Nordic Countries), Mr. Steffen Kongstad
Bahrain (on behalf of Arab Group), Ms. Budoor Abdulaziz Ahmed
Croatia (on behalf of Group of States), Ms. Vesna Vukovic
Canada (groupe des etats Francophone), Ms. Catherine Godin
United States of America, Ms. Meredith Johnston
Paraguay, Mr. Miguel Ricardo Candia Ibarra
Togo, Mr. Komlan Agbelénkon Narteh-Messan
France, Mr. Nicolas Niemtchinow
Ms. Filloreta Kodra, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Russian Federation, Mr. Dimitry Vorolyev
Portugal, Mr. Eduardo Pinto da SILVA
Turkey, Mr. Selcuk Ozcan
Scottish Human Rights Commission, Mr. Bruce Adamson
Joint Statement: Plan International Inc.
Joint Statement: Joint statement:International Movement ATD Fourth World;Geneva Infant Feeding Association (IBFAN-GIFA); Plan International;Save the Children International
Mr. Bob Muchabaiwa, Investment in Children Manager, Save the Children (Comments and Answers)
Mr. Jorge Cardona, Member Committee on the Right of the Child (Comments and Answers)
Ms. Shaamela Cassiem, Manager, International Training (Comments and Answers)
Ms. Jingqing Chai, Chief, Public Finance and Governance-UNICEF (Comments and Answers)
Nicaragua, Ms. Nesrtor Cruz
Argentina, Ms. Estela BARNES de Carlotto
Spain, Mr. Luis Ángel Redondo Gómez
Albania, Ms. Dorina Xhixho
Brazil, Mr. João Quental Novaes De Almeida
Sri Lanka, Ms. Mafusa Lafir
Liechtenstein, Mr. Peter Matt
Pakistan, Mr. Aamar Aftab Qureshi
Thailand, Ms. Rarinthip Sirorat
Mr. Mothusi B Rabasha Palai, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Nepal, Mr. Suresh Adhikari
Poland
Bangladesh, Ms. Nahida Sobhan
NHRI - Morocco, Mr. Khalid Hanefioui
Action Canada for Population, Ms. Neha Sood
Arigatou Foundation, Ms. Fabiana Gugliotta
UNAIDS, Ms. Vera Brezeneva
China, Mr. Chen Jiebin
Bahrain, Ms. Lulwa Humood Jaber Alkhalifa
International Development Law Organization, Mr. Hector Guerra
India, Ms. Alpana Dubey
Morocco, Mr. Saïd Ahouga
Republic of Korea, Mr. Choi Seokyoung
Singapore, Ms. Boo Jia-Wen Joy
Kuwait, Mr. Jamal M.I. Alghunaim
Germany, Ms. Natalia Boba Jurisic
Israel, Mr. Walid Abu Haya
Saudi Arabia, Mr. Khalid Alobaid
International Catholic Child Bureau, Mr. Yao Agbetse
Mexico, Ms. Gisele Fernández Ludlow
Switzerland, Mr. Samuel Roh
Estonia, Ms. Joanna Paabumets
Slovakia, Ms. Sona Danova
Chile, Ms. Solange Dufourcq
Mr. Bob Muchabaiwa, Investment in Children Manager, Save the Children (Final Remarks)
Mr. Jorge Cardona, Member Committee on the Right of the Child (Final Remarks)
Ms. Shaamela Cassiem, Manager, International Training (Final Remarks)
Ms. Jingqing Chai, Chief, Public Finance and Governance-UNICEF (Final Remarks)