Ambassadorial retreat invites NGO input into UN Human Rights Council review process
The Baha'i International Community’s representative in Geneva, Diane `Alá’í, attended a gathering of UN ambassadors in Bangkok in December, accompanied by Mr. Nawarat Wongsopa, representative of the Baha'i community in Thailand. Delegates from major international NGOs were invited to provide input into the Human Rights Council review process, presently underway to evaluate the work and functioning of the Council, five years after its establishment. Organized as part of the review process, the retreat was the initiative of the current Council President, H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, who also serves as Thailand’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.