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Delegation of Belarus takes part in the work of the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council

13-09-2018

The delegation of Belarus headed by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Yury Ambrazevich takes part as an observer in the work of the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, which is held 10-28 September 2018.

The head of the Belarusian delegation spoke during an interactive discussion with the new High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

Yury Ambrazevich wished Michelle Bachelet in her new post to adhere to the objectivity and non-selectivity, as well as to such principles in the consideration of human rights issues as consensus, cooperation and dialogue.

The representative pointed out the need to develop more mechanisms of cooperation and dialogue in the Human Rights Council and in the international human rights system in general, similar to the Universal periodic review.

Belarus urged the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to make greater use of expert assistance, best practices and technical cooperation while interacting with States.