Tuesday, June 20, 2006

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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