MAURITANIA’S LEFT BEHIND: Exclusion and Extreme Poverty / LES OUBLIÉS DE LA MAURITANIE: Exclusion et extrême pauvreté

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Human Rights Council, 35th session

Thursday 8 June 2017
15:00 – 16:30

Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Expanding on the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights’ country report on Mauritania, the goal of this event is to discuss how the core challenges of exclusion, discrimination and slavery affecting the Haratine and Afro-Mauritanian populations should be addressed, and how these efforts are integral to combatting extreme poverty in Mauritania.





Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Boubacar Messaoud & Salimata Lam, SOS Esclaves
Samory Ould Beye, Secrétaire Général, Conférence libre des travailleurs de Mauritanie (syndicat / trade union)
Ruth Barry, Legal Officer, Minority Rights Group International


Sarah Mathewson, Africa Programme Director, Anti-Slavery International

Interprétation anglais / français – Interpretation French / English

Pour plus d’information / for further information: Glenn Payot ( ; +41 78 881 52 91)

Download a copy of the flyer SIDE.EVENT_Mauritania’s.Left.Behind_MRG_ASI_HRC35_8June2017

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