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UN Session To Raise Concern For Human Rights In Myanmar, Syria and Yemen

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The United Nations Human Rights Council’s 40th session will address human rights and liberties. The UN session scheduled to be held from February 25 till March 22 will focus on human rights especially in Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria, Myanmar, South Sudan, and Yemen.

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The United Nations Human Rights Council session will discuss a wide range of topics such as protecting children from violence, respecting human rights in the fight against terrorism, preventing torture, ensuring freedom of religion and cultural rights, fighting discrimination against minorities, protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, and privacy in the digital age.

Traditionally, the first three days of the session are allotted to discussions in the high-level segment. Approximately 90 states will present their vision of current human rights issues.  Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin will address at a session representing Russia. The session will also focus on the events which will be organized on the subject of combating discrimination on the basis of language together with Russian non-profit organizations, as per statements released by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

In the current year, Russia is not among the 47 countries of the Council. Gennady Gatilov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations based in Geneva said earlier that Moscow has ample opportunities to advance its initiatives.

The schedule for the session includes an interactive talk on Ukraine is listed for March 20, Congo – March 19, Syria – March 12, Myanmar – March 11, while the reports on Venezuela, Colombia and Yemen will be conferred on March 20.

On February 25, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will speak at the opening session. The First day of the forum is scheduled for speeches by delegates of more than 30 states, including Presidents of Tunisia and Congo, Prime Ministers of Yemen and Fiji, and Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Georgia.

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