United Nations, Geneva | 27th Session of the Human Rights Council | Palais des Nations
Co-hosting State: Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva
Co-sponsoring States: Final list to be confirmed
Coordinator: H.E. Mgr. Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the
United Nations in Geneva
In the presence and with the participation of: H.E. Cyrille Salim Bustros, Archbishop of Beirut (Greek Melkite Catholic Church)
(tbc); H.E. Anba Louka El-Baramoussi, Archbishop for Suisse Romande and South of France (Coptic Orthodox Church); H.E.
Giuseppe Nazzaro, Custos Emeritus of the Holy Land, Apostolic Vicar Emeritus in Aleppo (Roman Catholic Church); Mgr.
Ghossan Aljanian, Locum Tenens for the Diocese of Switzerland (Armenian Orthodox Church); Mgr. Philippe Brizard, Special
Counsellor to the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva on the Middle East; Mr. Samer Laham,
Director of the Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
(tbc); Prof. Joseph Yakoub, Honorary Professor of Political Sciences at the University of Lyon, Specialist of Human Rights and
Eastern Christianity; Mrs. Marie-Therese Kreidy, Director of Programmes of Noursat-Telelumière TV, Beirut; Mr. Peter Prove,
World Council of Churches (WCC); Mr. Basil Oezkaya, WCA Main Delegate to the United Nations in Geneva.
H.B. Louis Raphaël I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church
H.B. Ignace III Yousif Yunan, Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch
Videomessage of H.H. Tewadros II, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church (tbc)
H.E. Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, Archbishop of Mosul, Syriac Orthodox Church
Side Event | Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2-4 p.m. | Room XXI
CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST:
CITIZENSHIP, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THEIR FUTURE
Co-host: Supported by:
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
PRESS CONFERENCE: 16 September 2014, 12.30 p.m. Room I, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Persons wishing to attend the conference must be accredited at the UN. Accreditation for the event can be obtained sending name and surname to
firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 September 2014 at 3pm. An ID will be requested at the entrance of the UN.
Chrétiens au Proche-Orient : témoignages au Palais des Nations, salle XXI, mardi 16 sept. 14-16 h.