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Mauritania’s Left Behind: Exclusion and Extreme Poverty

8 June 2017 • 3:00 – 4:30 pm CEST
Palais des Nations

Human Rights Council, 35th session

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

Moderator: Sarah Mathewson, Africa Programme Director, Anti-Slavery International

Interprétation anglais / français – Interpretation French / English