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Human Rights Council: The Ambassador Cornado’s intervention on COVID-19 impact in Italy

On the first day of the 44th Human Rights Council session, the Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado (Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva) made a statement during the Interactive Dialogue on the Annual Report of the High Commissioner. 

The Ambassador Cornado underlined how COVID-19 had a remarkable repercussion on the most vulnerable persons: women and girls, children, elderly people, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples. He reaffirmed the necessity to “pursue a human rights based-approach both while countering the pandemic and in the recovery phases”.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the 15th anniversary of the responsibility to protect (adopted at the 2005 United Nations World Summit), the Ambassador also affirmed the importance of prevention, protection and promotion of human rights and the essential role of Human Rights Council and of the OHCHR in these missions.