Things that come out of Geneva
… that are not watches or anti-Israel resolutions
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
09h00 – 17h00
Unfortunately the budget doesn’t stretch to a quick trip to Switzerland so I will be doing the next best thing.
Watch live webcast on http://www.genevasummit.org/
Honorary Chair by Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Geneva Summit will take place in parallel with the annual session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Organized by an international coalition of 20 NGOs, the Geneva Summit will provide a voice for the voiceless and advocate for action on urgent human rights situations. The summit will feature victim testimonies from renowned human rightsdefenders, dissidents and experts, and produce draft resolutions for the UN Human Rights Council to adopt.
This isn’t strictly a Five Minutes for Israel item except by default. There are sessions on Sudan, Internet Freedom, Arbitrary arrest, Africa and sexual rights and China. Exactly the issues the UN Human Rights Council should be dealing with.
Israel advocates should be specially interested in the session on Revolution in the Middle East