UN Human Rights Council holds its 25th regular session

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Over a hundred reports covering a wide range of countries and human rights themes will be presented at a month-long session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The Council's 25th Session opens on Monday with a four-day High-Level Segment during which ministers and other senior dignitaries will speak.

The 47-nation Geneva-based body serves as the UN's foremost inter-governmental institution.

It is tasked with boosting the promotion and protection of human rights globally.

Highlights include presentations by the independent commissions of inquiry on the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and on Syria.

There will also be interactive panel discussions on human rights mainstreaming, the death penalty, genocide, and the promotion and protection of civil society space.

Also on the agenda, high-level dialogues on preventative approaches within the United Nations system, and on combating sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Furthermore, the Council will hold its annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child; and its annual debate on the rights of persons with disabilities.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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