23 Oct 2015
Launch of the ACT Code of Conduct, 2015
On 23 October 2015, an event where the Code of Conduct was officially launched was organized by the Foreign Minister Liechtenstein, H.E. Ms. Aurelia Frick, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber of the United Nations Headquarters.
The event was moderated by H.E. Mr. Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein, and the panel included H.E. Ms. Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights and Mr. Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of Amnesty International.
In advance of the official launch of the ACT Code of Conduct, H.E. Mr. Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein, and Dr. Simon Adams organized a press conference at the United Nations. Watch the press conference below:
After the Code of Conduct was officially launched, 14 member States made statements expressing their support for the Code of Conduct (Australia, Austria, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Panama, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom).
Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, made a statement at the event.
Introductory remarks by Mogens Lykketoft (President of the General Assembly):
Full Code of Conduct launch: