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Diplomat unveils Russia’s busy workplan for UN Human Rights Council session

June 15, 2015, 15:17 UTC+3 GENEVA
The Russian delegation will suggest passing a resolution in connection with the upcoming 50th anniversary of major international treaties on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights
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 Alexey Borodavkin

Alexey Borodavkin

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GENEVA, June 15. /TASS/. At the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council that opens on Monday the Russian delegation will suggest passing a resolution in connection with the upcoming 50th anniversary of major international treaties on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, the head of the Russian delegation told TASS.

"Along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, for the international community these pacts are the main framework of the whole construction of protection and promotion of human rights," said Alexey Borodavkin, Russia’s permanent representative at the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

Besides, an event on trans-border responsibility of business within the context of promotion and protection of human rights is scheduled on June 16 on the sidelines of the session.

Argentina, Ghana and Norway will take part in this event organized by the Russian delegation, the envoy said. Among other events, the nongovernmental organization Russian Public Institute of Suffrage will on June 22 organize a round-table discussion on democratic elections.

At the session, the Russian delegation "will actively participate in drafting and editing of Council resolutions," he continued. "We will be actively cooperating and coordinating positions with partners in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the BRICS group of nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization," Borodavkin added.

"Russia will pursue effort towards the development of constructive international cooperation on protection and promotion of human rights in the world as opposed to attempts to use this theme for accomplishment of unsavory aims of global domination," he said.

The session that will run until July 3 brings together delegations of 47 countries members of the Human Rights Council. Some nongovernmental organizations are expected to make reports. The session will focus on protection of rights of migrants and displaced persons, on gender equality. It will also consider regular reports by countries on observance of international treaties on human rights and freedoms.

Russian Human Rights Ombudsman Ella Pamfilova takes part.

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