Ukrainian Foreign Minister to attend UN Human Rights Council Session

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will attend the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva from March 1st to 2nd, Interfax reported.

"The March session of the Council, held in Geneva from February 29th to March 25th, traditionally opens with the high-level segment, which is attended by about a hundred officials, among them more than 60 foreign ministers and heads of influential international organizations,”  said a statement released by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

Klimkin is expected to speak at the high-level session on March 1st.

The Minister also plans to hold bilateral meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer, as well as the foreign ministers of several countries.

In addition to participating in the HRC session, the Minister will visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) while in Geneva.

  Ukraine, UN Council on Human Rights