A Monaco delegation led by H.E. Ms. Carole Lanteri, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations Office in Geneva, is currently participating in the 53rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The session, being held in Geneva, will last until July 14, 2023.
During this session, the Council is addressing various matters concerning the promotion and protection of human rights. Topics of discussion include discrimination against women and girls, the right to education, and the role of media in realizing the right to freedom of expression. Furthermore, the council is reviewing the troubling state of human rights in several countries, including Syria, Eritrea, Iran, and Myanmar.
The Principality of Monaco has actively contributed to two thematic debates during this session:
During the annual Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights held on June 30, 2023, which focused on violence against women and girls in the public and political spheres, H.E. Ms. Carole Lanteri provided an overview of the situation in the Principality. She particularly highlighted the strong feminization of leadership roles within the public sector in Monaco.
In a meeting dedicated to the adverse effects of climate change on human rights held on July 3, 2023, the Monaco delegation contributed to discussions by emphasizing the close link between climate change and food insecurity as established in the latest report from the IPCC. The delegation also highlighted the collaboration between the Prince's Government and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in these areas.
The Human Rights Council, a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly, is the primary UN forum responsible for promoting and protecting human rights and is based in Geneva. Monaco's active participation in these critical debates underlines the principality's commitment to global human rights issues and its readiness to take collaborative action to address these challenges.