Thursday, July 18 2024

Greek FM Nikos Dendias presents Greece's candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council

 Dendias UN
(Photo: Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias presented Greece's candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council in the period 2028-2030, saying its aim was to advance the Council's vital work based on respect for International Law and especially the Charter of the United Nations.
Addressing the 52nd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva through a video message on Monday, he pointed out that Greece has never had the chance to serve in the Council before and said that it will continue to work in a spirit of international synergy and dialogue with all relevant UN bodies and member states, because Greece is convinced of the added value and effectiveness of a consensus-based approach. In fact, he noted a need to reaffirm a universal commitment to respect for International Law and in particular the United Nations Charter, while stressing that 75 years after its adoption, "the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is here to underline that there can be no peace if human rights are violated". Likewise, he noted that Greece steadfastly stands by its principles, respecting rules-based multilateralism based on International Law.
He also pointed out that Greece has submitted its candidacy for the UN Security Council in the period 2025-2026 in this spirit and that it contributes to resolutions such as the promotion of cultural rights, sports and the Olympic Games, as well as human rights in neurotechnology.
"It is with these priorities and principles that we aim to promote the vital work of the Council.," the Foreign Minister stressed.
[Source: AMNA]