Thursday, August 13, 2009

Filipina elected as vice president of UN Human rights body

A Filipina was unanimously voted as Vice-President of the United Nations Human Rights Council's advisory committee. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Presidential Envoy for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Dr. Purificacion Valera-Quisumbing was elected during its third session at the United Nations office in Geneva last August 6.

The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, composed of 17 independent human rights experts, is the think-tank body of the Human Rights Council, of which the Philippines is a founding member.

One of the most important tasks given to the Advisory Committee is the elaboration of a draft United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education.

Dr. Quisumbing’s election as Vice-President of the HRC Advisory Committee adds to her long list of accomplishments in the human rights field, among others, as a Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, former President of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and Assistant Secretary for Human Rights under the administration of the late President Corazon C. Aquino.


xprosaic said...

Nice! clearly, this shows that somehow Filipinos still uphold excellence in their crafts and are greatly supported by other nationalities... Something we should look up to... That we still have what it take to be somebody who is extremely qualified and is competitive... :-D... (nosebleed... :-E... jejejejejejje)

Badong said...

ayos, panibago na namang source of pride! sinasabi ko sanyo, hindi lang si manny pacquiao angpwedeng magbigay non sa pinas!


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