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Panel Discussion on Access to Medicines - 24th Meeting, 34th Regular Session Human Rights Council
9 Mar 2017 - Panel discussion on good practices and key challenges relevant to access to medicines as one of the fundamental elements of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health    ...Read More
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Panel Discussion on Access to Medicines - 24th Meeting, 34th Regular Session Human Rights Council
Panel discussion on good practices and key challenges relevant to access to medicines as one of the fundamental elements of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
Chair: H.E. Mr. Mouayed Saleh, Vice-President and Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council
Opening statement: Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator: H.E. Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Panellists:
• H.E. Ms. Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and Co-Chair of the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Access to Medicines
• The Honourable Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court of Australia and Member of the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Access to Medicines
• Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, World Health Organization
• Mr. Antony Taubman, Director of the Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization
• Mr. Thomas Bombelles, Head of Global Health at the Global Issues Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization
• Mr. Carlos Correa, Special Advisor on Trade and Intellectual Property, South Centre
• Mr. James Zhan, Director of the Division on Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


Item: 3 - Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
34th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SPEAKERS
Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly
Ms. Kate Gilmore (Moderator), Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme & Chair of the United Nations Development Group
Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support
Ms. Yvette Stevens, Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations Office and other international Organizations in Geneva
Mr. Jean Ziegler, Member of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
Ms. Julienne Lusenge, President of Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises and Founder and Chair of the Board of Solidarité Féminine pour la Paix et le Développement Intégral, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ms. Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Brazil (On Behalf of CPLP), Ms. Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop
H.E. Mr. Rui Manguueira, Minister of Justice Angola
H.E. Mr. Carlos Raúl Morales, Minister of Foreign Affairs Guatemala
Mr. Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister for International Relations & Cooperation) South Africa
Viet Nam, Mr. Ha Kim Ngoc
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs URUGUAY , Mr. José Luis Cancela
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece, Mr. Ioannis Amanatidis
El Salvador (On behalf of CELAC), Mr. Alto Nevel
Tunisia (On belaf of the African Group), Mr. Walid Doudech
Venezuel(Bolivarian Republic of) (On behalf of NAM), Mr. Jorge Valero
China (On belaf of China & the African Group), Ms. Liu Hua
Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, Mr. Alan Miller, Ganhri Special Envoy
United Nations Watch, Mr. Neuer Hiller
Friend World Committee for Consultation, Ms. Diane Aendrick
Pakistan (On Behalf of OIC), Mr. Aamar Aftab Qureshi
Egypt (On Behalf of a like-minded group), Mr. Amr Ramadan
Norway (On Behalf of Group Countries), Ms. Laijla Brand Takhelln
European Union, Mr. Peter Sørensen
Qatar, Mr. Faisal Bin Abdulla Al-Henzab
Australia, Ms. Renée Arian
Nigeria, Mr. Hashimu Gusau Abubakar
Thailand, Ms. Kanchana Patarachoke
Portugal, Ms. Ana Helena Pinheiro Marques
Republic Of Korea, Mr. Yoon Sang-Uk
Switzerland, Mr. Valentin Zellweger
Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Mr. Olmer Torrejon
Sudwind
CISA
Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, Mr. Fairouz Jawad
Pakistan, Mr. Qazi Saleem Ahmed Khan
Russian Federation, Ms. Natalia Zolotova
Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support
Ms. Yvette Stevens, Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations Office and other international Organizations in Geneva
Mr. Jean Ziegler, Member of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
Ms. Julienne Lusenge, President of Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises & Founder and Chair
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