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10 Sep 2019 description

Geneva, 9 September 2019

Distinguished President of the Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues and Friends,

A year has gone by since I began my mandate. I won´t lie to you, it has not been an easy task. We are facing difficult challenges. Not only must we tackle traditional human rights issues, but also an array of new ones, such as the new digital landscape, and privacy; or what I will be speaking about shortly: climate change, and its impact on the rights of every single one of us.

18 Jun 2012 description

Geneva, 18 June 2012

Madame President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Colleagues and Friends,

26 Apr 2012 description

GENEVA (25 April 2012) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday expressed deep concern about current or recent moves in a number of countries to curtail the freedom of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society actors to operate independently and effectively.

16 May 2011 description

South Africa Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD)

10 May 2011 The Hague, The Netherlands

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,