June 20, 2006 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

The UN upgrade a new and improved Human Rights body…

UN News Center Report:
[]…. Annan inaugurates UN’s strengthened Human Rights Council with appeal for ‘new era’

Human Rights Council inaugural session

19 June 2006 – The new United Nations Human Rights Council held its inaugural session today, with Secretary-General Kofi Annan calling for “a clean break from the past” and a “new era” as the enhanced body seeks to give teeth to the protection of rights for all, an issue that often seemed to elude its much-criticized predecessor.

“What must be apparent, above all, is a change in culture,” Mr. Annan told representatives from over 100 countries at the first meeting of the 47-member body in Geneva, appealing for an end to the confrontation and distrust that pervaded the now-replaced Human Rights Commission. …. []
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