“Ensuring that the Voices of all UN Member States are Heard Voices of the Beneficiary Delegates of the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the work of the Human Rights Council".
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the HRC, the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund organized an exhibition on 15 June 2016. The event was very well attended with 200 participants, including several Permanent Representatives and the 18 SIDS delegates who were supported by the Trust Fund at HRC32. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Permanent Representatives of Australia and Ireland (co-sponsors of the event). Introductory remarks were made by the Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, the
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Permanent Observer of CARICOM to the UN in New York.
The exhibition, which is available in
English (PDF) and
French (PDF), features the testimonies of 30 delegates (16 from Africa, 7 from Asia and the Pacific and 7 from the Caribbean) who were Beneficiaries of the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund between 1 January 2014 and 31 March 2016. It also includes statements from the 10 Permanent Representatives of the donor countries to the Trust Fund which outline their motivations for contributing to the Trust Fund.
Brochure of the Exhibition [English] [French] (PDF)
Pictures of the launch of the exhibition:
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