Filipino elected panel head of UN Human Rights body
By Cynthia Balana
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:56:00 08/07/2010
A FILIPINO authority on human rights has been unanimously elected chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday that Dr. Purificacion Valera Quisumbing would preside over the Advisory Committee composed of 18 independent experts from different regions of the world and which functions as the think tank of the UN Human Rights Council.
“It is a great honor to serve as chair of the Advisory Committee. I am humbled by the confidence my highly esteemed colleagues have placed in me,” Quisumbing said in a statement released by the DFA.