Presentation by Ivan Simonovic

Thursday, November 15, 2012
3:30 - 5:30 pm 
Fainsod Room (Littauer Building, floor 3)

Mission Possible or Mission Impossible:
the U.N. Human Rights Agenda
in the DRC, Mali, and Syria

a presentation by

Ivan Šimonović

U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

Ivan Šimonović, the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at the United Nations, will discuss the challenges to policies like the new ‘Human Rights Due Diligence Policy’ (HRDDP), which he helped create in countries like the DRC and Mali and the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P), including responsibility while protecting, in Syria. Before joining the United Nations, from 2008 he held the position of Minister of Justice of Croatia and he also served as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and President of ECOSOC.

Ivan Simonovic  (UN Photo by Evan Schneider)

Ivan Simonovic 
(UN Photo by Evan Schneider)