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HRC: 40th session, 25 Feb - 22 Mar 2019

Item 1: Norway's statement at the High-Level Segment

STATEMENT by H.E. Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide, The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, 25 February 2019

Side-Event: Recognising Environmental Human Rights Defenders

STATEMENT by H.E. Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide, The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, during the HRC40 side-event on environmental human rights defenders on 25 February 2019.

Item 1: Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming Joint Statement      

Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming on the theme “Human rights in the light of multilateralism: opportunities, challenges and the way forward”. Nordic-Baltic Intervention by H.E. Mr Jānis Kārkliņš, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations Office in Geneva. Delivered on 25 February 2019.

Item 1: High-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty Joint Statement

Biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty. Theme: Human rights violations related to the use of the death penalty, in particular with respect to the rights to non-discrimination and equality. Delivered on 26 February 2019. STATEMENT BY H.E. GUÐLAUGUR ÞÓR ÞÓRÐARSON, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF ICELAND, ON BEHALF OF THE NORDIC-BALTIC STATES

Item 2: Country reports or oral updates of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General Joint Statement

Item 2: Country reports or oral updates of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General (Colombia; Cyprus; Guatemala; Honduras; Islamic Republic of Iran; Venezuela; Yemen; Rohingya people in Rakhine State of Myanmar). Intervention by the Nordic States . Dlivered by Sweden, Ambassador Veronika Bard on 20 March.

Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka

Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka. Statement by Norway on March 20, as delivered by Permanent Representative Hans Brattskar.

Item 2: General debate on the country reports or oral updates of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General

Item 2: Country reports or oral updates of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General. Statement by Norway on 20 March, as delivered by First Secretary Sean Lobo.

Item 3: Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child Joint Statement

Annual full day meeting on the rights of children. Theme: Empowering children with disabilities for the enjoyment of their human rights, including through inclusive education. STATEMENT BY H.E. ASMUNDUR EINAR DADASON, MINISTER FOR SOCIAL AND CHILDREN AFFAIRS OF ICELAND, ON BEHALF OF THE NORDIC-BALTIC STATES DELIVERED ON 4 MARCH 2019.

Item 3: The Safe Schools Declaration Statement

Item 3: Clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. Statement about the Safe School Declaration.

Item 3: Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Item 3: Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Statement by Norway on 5 March 2019, as delivered by Special Envoy Aud Marit Wiig

Item 3: Clustered interactive SRSG Violence against Children and SRSG Children and armed conflict Joint Statement

Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. Intervention by the Nordic – Baltic States delivered by H.E. Mr Jānis Kārkliņš, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations Office in Geneva on 5 March 2019.

Item 3: Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities Joint Statement

Annual Interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities. Habilitation and rehabilitation under article 26 of the CRPD. Nordic-Baltic Intervention by DPR Sari Lehtiranta, Finland. Delivered on 6 March.

Item 2: Country reports or oral updates of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General Joint Statement

High Commissioner and Secretary-General country reports or oral updates 20 March 2019. Intervention by the Nordic States. Delivered by Sweden, Ambassador Veronika.

Item 3: Clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

Item 3: Clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders. Statement by Norway on 28 February 2019, as delivered by Minister Counsellor Herborg Alvsaaker.

Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on cultural rights, 1 March 2019.

Item 3: Clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on cultural rights. Statement by Norway on 1 March 2019, as delivered by Minister Counsellor Herborg Alvsaaker.

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Statement by Norway on 11 March 2019, as delivered by Minister Counsellor Herborg Alvsaaker.

Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (oral update)

Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (oral update). Statement by Norway on 12 March 2019, as delivered by First Secretary Sean Lobo.

Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar. Statement by Norway on 11 March 2019, as delivered by Minister Counsellor Herborg Alvsaaker.

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran. Statement by Norway on 11 March 2019, as delivered by First Secretary Sean Lobo.

Item 4: Enhanced interactive dialogue on Eritrea

Item 4: Enhanced interactive dialogue on Eritrea. Statement by Norway on 11 March 2019, as delivered by First Secretary Sean Lobo.

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. Joint Statement by the Nordic Countries on 12 March 2019, as delivered by the Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Finland to Geneva, H.E. Ms Terhi Hakala.

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (oral briefing)

Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (oral briefing). Statement by Norway on 12 March, as delivered by First Secretary Sean Lobo.

Item 4: General debate on human rights situations that require the Council`s attention

Item 4: General debate on human rights situations that require the Council`s attention. Statement by Norway on 12 March 2019, as delivered by Director Hilde Klemetsdal.

Item 5: Human rights bodies and mechanisms  Joint Statement

Item 5: Human rights bodies and mechanisms.Intervention by Romania on behalf of a group of countries. Delivered on 13 March.

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Adoption of UPR-report of China. Statement by Norway on 15 March 2019, as delivered by Permanent Representative Hans Brattskar. -

Item 10: Enhanced interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner's oral update and report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Item 10: Enhanced interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner's oral update and report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Statement by Norway on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweeden) on March 19. As delivered by Permanent Representative Hans Brattskar.

Item 10: Interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner's oral report on Ukraine

Item 10: Interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner's oral report on Ukraine. Statement by Norway on March 20, as delivered by First Secretary Sean Lobo.

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity‑building (including the reports or oral updates of High Commissioner for Human Rights on Afghanistan and Libya)

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity‑building (including the reports or oral updates of High Commissioner for Human Rights on Afghanistan and Libya). Statement by Norway on 21 March, as delivered by Minister Counsellor Herborg F. Alvsaaker.

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity‑building Joint Statement

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity‑building. Joint Statement on behalf of the HRC Membership Contact Group. As delivered by H.E Hala Hameed, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN Offices in Geneva on 21 March 2019.

EHRD-resolution – presentation to the Human Rights Council

Environmental Human Rights Defenders Resolution – presentation to the Human Rights Council. Statement by Norway on 21 March 2019, as delivered by Permanent Representative Hans Brattskar.