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Panel discussion on FGM - 13th Meeting 26th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
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Panel discussion on FGM - 13th Meeting 26th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
High-level panel discussion on the identification of good practices in combatting female genital mutilation

Chair: H.E. Mr. Baudelaire Ndong Ella, President of the Human Rights Council
Moderator: H.E. Madam Nakpa Polo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Togo
Opening statement: Ms. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists:
• H.E. Mrs. Chantal Compaoré, First Lady of Burkina Faso;
• Ms. Mariam Lamizana, President, Inter-African Committee on traditional practices affecting the health of women and children;
• Ms. Nafissatou Diop, Coordinator, UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting;
• Ms. Hiranthi Wijemanne, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and coordinator of the CRC Working group on the joint CEDAW-CRC General Recommendation / Comment on harmful practices;
• Ms. Liz Ditchburn, Policy Director, Department for International Development;
• Ms. Marleen Temmerman, Director, Department of Reproductive Health Research, World Health Organization.

- 13th Plenary Meeting 26th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Ms. Navi Pillay, High Commissioner of the Human Rights Council
H.E. Ms. Nakpa Polo, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Togo (Moderator)
Hon. Ms. Chantal Compaoré, First Lady of Burkina Faso
Ms. Hiranthi Wijemanne, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Ms. Mariane Lamizana, Inter- African Committee on traditional practices affecting the health of women and children
Ms. Liz Ditchburn, Policy Director, Department for International Development
Ms. Marleen Temmerman, Director, Department of Reproductive Health Research, WHO
Ms. Nafissatou Diop, Coordinator, UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
Ethiopia (on behalf African Group), Ms. Aynit Abera
Egypt (on behalf of Arab Group), Mr. Walid Mohamad Abdelnasser
Ireland, Ms. Patricia O'Brien
Morocco, Ms. Majda Moutchou
Italy, Ms. Simona Batteloro
New Zealand, Ms. Amanda Ellis
Austria, Mr. Thomas Hajnoczi
United States of America, Mr. Keith Harper
Algeria, Mr. Mohamed Djalel Eddin Benabdoun
Sierra Leone, Ms. Yvette Stevens
Gabon, Mr. Ferdinand Mangongo
African Union, Mr. Jean-Marie Ehouzou
Plan International Inc., Ms. Flore-Anne Bourgeois Prieur
Center of Inquiry, Ms. Raheel Raza
European Union, Ms. Urska Cas Svetek
Sudan, Mr. Malik Osman Elbeiti
France, Mr. Nicolas Niemtchinow
Norway, Mr. Steffen Kongstad
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms. Karen Pierce
Switzerland, Ms. Sabrina Buchler
Togo, Mr. Komlan Narteh- Messan
Egypt, Mr. Amr Essameldin Ahmed
Finland, Ms. Paivi Kairamo
Australia, Ms. Emily Hill
Congo, Mr. Raphael Maboundou
Denmark, Ms. Sofie Aagaard Myhr
Indonesia, Ms. Acep Samantri
Portugal, Ms. Raquei Tavares
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