United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
November 1, 2022
Media Note: United States and Albania to Convene Arria-Formula Meeting Focused on Ongoing Protests in Iran on Wednesday, November 2
The United States and Albania will co-host a UN Security Council Arria-formula meeting on November 2 to highlight the ongoing repression of women and girls and members of religious and ethnic minority groups in Iran and underscore ongoing unlawful use of force against peaceful protesters. The meeting will also identify opportunities to promote credible, international, independent investigations into the Iranian government’s human rights violations and abuses.
Three experts will brief the Security Council at the Arria-formula meeting:
- Prof. Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Human Rights Defender and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
- Ms. Nazanin Boniadi, Activist
The United States will continue to condemn Iran’s violent repression of women and peaceful protesters through the UN system and will keep to pursuing options to hold the Iranian government accountable.
The meeting will be held from 1:15 – 3:00 p.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber at United Nations Headquarters.
UN-credentialed members of the press are invited to attend the Arria-formula meeting in person.
For questions please contact USUN-PressInquiry@State.gov.