UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the repercussions of the current situation in Sudan
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Geneva: November 5, 2021
The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva will hold a special session to discuss the implications of the current situation in the Republic of Sudan, today, 5 November, at 12:30 pm CET.
The media center of the council said that the session will be held in a hybrid virtual format due to the precautionary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of the interventions will be provided online, and it will also be broadcast live (in six UN languages).
The Center explained that the special session was based on an official request submitted jointly by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Norway and Germany.
It is mentioned that in order to hold an extraordinary session, the support of one-third of the 47 members of the Council (16 or more) is required. The Republic of Korea, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Uruguay supported the request to hold the meeting.
The request was also supported by the following observer states (Albania, Australia, Estonia, Iceland, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, Croatia, Canada, Costa Rica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Greece, Hungary, Greece, Montenegro, New Zealand and Norway). , Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America), after which the Secretariat was informed that (Malawi and Portugal) had joined the list of countries supporting the session.