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Panel Discussion on Technical Cooperation - 31st Meeting, 35th Regular Session Human Rights Council
20 Jun 2017 -  Annual thematic discussion on technical cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights

Theme: A decade of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the Human Rights Council: challenges and the way forward (pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 33/28)
Chair: H.E. Mr. Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement: Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator: H.E. Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
Panellists:
• H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Ambassador of Thailand to France, former President of the Human Rights Council (2010-2011) and initial champion of the first HRC resolution on the enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights (resolution 18/18)
• Ms. Maria Luisa Silva, Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Geneva
• Mr. Hassane Boukili, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d'affaires a.i. of Morocco in Geneva
• Ms. Claire Hubert, Project Manager at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Norway
• Mr. Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group (URG)

- 30th Plenary Meeting
35th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Egypt(on behalf of the Arab Group), Mr. Ayman Mamdouh Mohamed Ammar
Philippines ( on behalf of ASEAN), Mr. Evan P. Garcia
China ( on behalf of BRICS), Mr. Jiang Duan
Thailand (on behalf of group of countries), Mr. Sasiwat Wongsinsawat
European Union, Ms. Suvi Seppalainen
Timor-Leste (on behalf of CPLP), Mr. Marciano Octavio Garcia Da Silva
Norway (on behalf of group of countries), Mr. Hans Brattskar
Portugal ( on behalf of group of countries), Ms. Manuela Teixeira Pinto
Sierra Leone, Ms. Yvette Stevens
Paraguay, Mr. Santiago Fiorio
Montenegro, Mr. M. Milorad Šcepanovic
Haiti, Mr. Pierre Mary Guy Saint Amour
Association Bharathi Centre Culturel Franco-Tamoul, Mr. Raj Irudaya Susaimanickam
International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM), Mr. Hani Alaswadi
Indian Council of South America (CISA) , Mr. Ronald Barnes
Division Director OHCHR, Ms. Georgette Gagnon
Bolivia ( Plurinational State of), Mr Luis Damiani
Mongolia, Ms. Purevdorj Vaanchig
Seychelles, Ms. Audrina Marie-Dominique Dine
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Luis Damiani
India, Mr. Sudhakara Reddy Annepureddy
Republic of Moldova, Ms. Cristina Cerevate
Malaysia, Mr. Syed Edwan Anwar
Switzerland, Mr. Benjamin Müller
Maldives, Ms. Aishath Shahula
Netherlands , Mr. Ruurd Zanting
Iraq, Mr. Dhafer Hussein
Libya, Mr. Abdurrahman A.H. Elgannas
Global Alliance- NHRI, Ms. Katarina Rose
Ukraine, Ms. Dina Martina
Saudi Arabia (Concerned Country) , Mr. Fahad Almutairi
Togo, Mr. Awoki Koinzi
Guinea , Mr. Amirou Diawara
Fiji, Ms. Radika Kumar
Honduras, Ms. Sandra Yamileth Ponce Aguilera
Bahamas, Ms. Rhoda M. Jackson
Division Director OHCHR, Ms. Georgette Gagnon
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