Ambassador Jackson participates in General Segment of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council, 1 March 2017

Posted on: March 6, 2017

H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations in Geneva delivers a statement on Wednesday 1 March, 2017 in the General Segment of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council. Seated behind Ambassador Jackson are Mr. Frank Davis, Deputy Permanent Representative (right) and Ms. Sasha Dixon, Second Secretary (left), Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the UN, Geneva.

Ambassador Jackson participates in General Segment of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council, 1 March 2017

H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations in Geneva delivered a statement on Wednesday 1 March, 2017 in the General Segment of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council. The 34th Session of the Council, being convened in Geneva from 27 February to 24 March, 2017, attracted over 100 high-level dignitaries who delivered statements during a three-day High-Level Segment, outlining their countries’ respective human rights priorities for the year. The Bahamas’ statement underscored that, as the Human Rights Council begins its second decade, its work must focus on implementation and real impact on the ground for the promotion and protection of human rights. The Bahamas also charged the Council to ensure that the voices of states, large and small alike, could be heard in that forum and sought support for its candidacy for election to the Council, for the term 2019-2021 in the spirit of full inclusivity in the Council.

H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations​ in Geneva greets the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, following Secretary-General Scotland’s delivery of a statement in the High-Level segment of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday 28 February, 2017.

 

H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations in Geneva (centre) hosted Ms. Marion Bethel (left) to an informal dinner at the Ambassador’s residence on Sunday 25 February, 2017. The dinner took place on the occasion of Ms. Bethel’s visit to Geneva to participate in her inaugural Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Ms. Bethel was elected to the Committee on 21 June 2016, for a four-year term beginning 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2020. The 66th Session of the Committee took place in Geneva from 13 February 2017 to 3 March, 2017. Ms. Bethel was accompanied by Miss Andrea Duncanson (right), student of the University of The Bahamas, who shadowed Ms. Bethel for one week of the three-week CEDAW Session. This gave Miss Duncanson first-hand exposure to the important work of the United Nations machinery in the domain of human rights.

Mr. Alfred Sears, former Attorney-General and Minister of Education of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations in Geneva, during his recent visit to Geneva.

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