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Morocco, Namibia, Peru, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America. The request was also supported by 43 observer States of the Council: Angola, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, Croatia, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zimbabwe. 4. In addition, the request was also supported by the following Member and observer States: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Canada, Comoros, Djibouti, Georgia, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, the Niger, Qatar, the Republic of Moldova, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, the Sudan, Switzerland and Uruguay. 5. As more than one third of the membership of the Human Rights Council supported the above-mentioned request, the President of the Council, following consultations with the main sponsors, decided to convene open-ended informative consultations on 17 January 2014 and a special session of the Council on 20 January 2014. A. Opening and duration of the session 6. The Human Rights Council held its twentieth special session at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 20 January 2014. It held two meetings during the session. 7. The twentieth special session was opened by the President of the Human Rights Council. B. Attendance 8. The special session was attended by representatives of States Members of the Human Rights Council, observer States of the Council, observers for non-Member States of the United Nations and other observers, as well as observers for United Nations entities, 6
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A/HRC/S-20/2 specialized agencies and related organizations, intergovernmental organizations and other entities, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations. C. Officers 9. At its organizational session of the eighth cycle, on 16 December 2013, the Human Rights Council elected the following officers, who also served as officers for the twentieth special session: President: Baudelaire Ndong Ella (Gabon) Vice-Presidents: Alberto D’Alotto (Argentina) Maurizio Enrico Serra (Italy) Dilip Sinha (India) Vice-President and Rapporteur: Kateřina Sequensová (Czech Republic) D. Organization of work 10. Pursuant to paragraph 124 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, an open-ended informative consultation was held on 17 January 2014 in preparation for the twentieth special session.
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