Thomas Mayer-Harting, the director on Europe and Central Asia affairs in the European external actions service was at the head of the EU Delegation. Oleg Kravchenko, the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was at the head of the Belarusian delegation. Andrew Bushilo, the head of department of all-European cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Larisa Belskaya, the head of the main department of multilateral diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Elena Kirichenko, the head of the department on non-profit associations affairs of the Ministry of Justice.
Also, there was a group of representatives of the civil society: “Gender prospective”, “Our Home”, NGO “Belarusian Association of Journalists” and Belarusian Helsinki Committee.
Following issues were discussed: “National plan on person’s rights: person’s rights and agenda in the field of sustainable development for the period up to 2030”, voting right and penitentiary reforms. The sides also discussed issues in respect of civil, social, economic and cultural rights.
Elena Titova voiced the position of the organization in the second section. The topic of the section was “anti-discrimination policy and protection of neglected groups, including rights of persons with disabilities and children”.