Geneva, 2 March 2011 – The delegation of Montenegro took part in the 16. Meeting of the UN Human Rights Council organized from 28. February until 2. March this year. The head of the delegation, State Secretary for political affairs within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Ambassador Nebojša Kaluđerović highlighted in his speech that respect of human rights and freedoms, international humanitarian rights, protection of most vulnerable social groups and strengthening of legal and institutional framework in this area, are high priorities of Montenegrin foreign policy.

In the context of Montenegro’s candidacy for this UN body for the period 2012-2015, the Ambassador emphasized progress achieved by Montenegro at internal and regional level, as well as progress regarding relevant international organizations. Mr. Kaluđerović pointed to obligations towards which Montenegro constantly works within the framework of the EU integration process.

The Council meeting was focused on the current situation in Libya. Ambassador Kaluđerović underlined Montenegro’s commitment to support UN Security Council, UN Human Rights Council and European Union in their efforts to end violence in this country and reassure respect of human and democratic rights.

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