Ban: Human rights “at the heart” of UN mission

The Human Rights Council opened its fourth session yesterday, kicking off with a video message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and an address by High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour.

In his statement, Ban said that “the pursuit of human rights lies at the heart of the mission of the United Nations…It underpins the hopes of millions of people for a life in freedom, security and prosperity.”


Watch a live webcast of the session here.