WATCH LIVE: UN Human Rights Council opens 34th session in Geneva

Abbas and new UN Secretary-General Guterres among speakers.

February 27, 2017 10:14

UN Human Rights Council opens 34th session

UN Human Rights Council opens 34th session

The UN Human Rights Council was set to open its 34th session in Geneva on Monday.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to be one of the first of some 100 dignitaries to speak at the high level portion, that will last for three days, before the council begins to tackle issues relating to the death penalty, racial profiling and incitement to hate as well as country situations in Iran, Syria and Israel.

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In addition on Monday, the council will hear its first address from the new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who took office at the start of this year.

On Wednesday, the council will hear from Erin Barclay, US deputy assistant secretary of state.

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