Invitation: Discussion of pledges by candidates to the Human Rights Council
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 16:15
The International Service for Human Rights and Amnesty International invite you to attend an event on Friday 19 October entitled: Human Rights Council Elections: A Discussion of Candidates' Aspirations and Visions of Membership.
The event is being held together with the support of the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Switzerland, and is taking place in advance of the Human Rights Council elections on 12 November 2012.
The General Assembly resolution that created the Human Rights Council decided that members elected to the Council shall uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights. The General Assembly also decided that, when electing members of the Council, Member States shall take into account the contribution of candidates to the promotion and protection of human rights and their voluntary pledges and commitments made thereto.
The event is intended to give candidates an opportunity to present their vision of membership on the Council and respond to questions on how they would realize the pledges and commitments they have made in seeking election. 
The following eight candidates will discuss the pledges and commitments they have made and that they consider make them worthy prospective Council members: Argentina, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Montenegro, Sweden, USA.
The event will be held on Friday 19 October 2012 at the UN in New York from 1 to 3pm in North Lawn Building (Conf. Room 6). 



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