UN whats happening

No. 25  ( 19 June 2019 )


Our Work


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OHCHR Management Plan 2018-2021 on "Enhancing participation and protecting civic space"


Statements and News
Press releases of the High Commissioner
Statements of the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
Calls for Submissions
Reminder!  Call for inputs: The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association will visit Sri Lanka during 18-26 July 2019, and seeks inputs on human rights situation in Sri Lanka  --  Deadline 25 June 2019
Reminder!  Call for applications: the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (HRC resolution 39/19), to be appointed by the Human Rights Council at its 42nd session  --  Deadline for applications 26 June 2019
Read more  (English - Français)
Call for inputs: Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism to the 74th session of the General Assembly on "soft law" and informal lawmaking in the global counter-terrorism architecture: Assessing implications on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms  --  Deadline 30 June 2019
Call for inputs (limited to NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC): A draft legally binding instrument on the right to development, to be prepared by the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development (HRC resolution 39/9)  --  Deadline 26 July 2019
Call for inputs: Thematic report of the UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt to the Human Rights Council on "private debt and human rights"  --  Deadline 31 July 2019
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Events and Meetings
Reminder!  26th Annual Meeting of Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts and Chairs of Working Groups with civil society actors  --  Friday 21 June 2019 from 15:00 to 18:00  --  Palais des Nations Room XXVI, Geneva, Switzerland
Read more  (updated!)  --  Register here
Reminder!  The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity invites to a consultation as part of the preparation of his upcoming thematic report to the 74th session of the General Assembly  --  Tuesday 25 June 2019 from 13:00 to 15:00  --  Palais des Nations Room Concordia 1, Geneva, Switzerland
Concept note  (English - Français - Español)
New!  Geneva Drug Policy Week, from 24 to 28 June 2019

Human Rights Council
Reminder!  41st regular session of the Human Rights Council  --  from 24 June to 12 July 2019  --  Palais des Nations Room XX, Geneva, Switzerland.  The online registration portal (https://ngoreg.ohchr.org/) for NGO oral statement will open on Thursday 20 June 2019 at 14:00 Geneva time.   Read more
The HRC Secretariat is pleased to circulate the attached letters from the President and Co-facilitators on the voluntary calendar of thematic resolutions and the updated version of the calendar.
The Secretariat of the HRC circulates the letter of the President of the Human Rights Council concerning the President's Roadmap for 2019
See the roadmap  (English - Français)
The draft three-year programme of work of the Human Rights Council for 2019-2021 has been posted on the HRC Extranet.
Universal Periodic Review
New!  Deadline for NGO written contributions to the UPR stakeholder report is 18 July 2019, for the following countries (35th session of UPR, Jan-Feb 2020): Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Guinea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Spain, Lesotho, Kenya, Armenia, Guinea-Bissau, Sweden, Grenada, Turkey, Guyana, Kuwait.
UPR documentation by countries (including reports and country matrices)
Treaty Bodies
See here:   Treaty Bodies Weekly Update 18  
Treaty Bodies - Protecting Your Rights
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Urgent Actions of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances
Training Guide on Reporting to the UN Treaty Bodies  Part 1  -  Part 2 )
Find out more about treaty bodies
Special Procedures
New!  The latest special procedures communications report A/HRC/41/56 has been released.  All communications sent by the mandate holders, individually or jointly, are now available (https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/).  The communications report to HRC 41 contains link to the above website that provide summaries of communications sent by different mandate holders for the period 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019, and replies received from governments until 30 April 2019.  In the period covered by the report, 127 communications were sent to 65 countries and other non-State actors to which 56 replies were received from 34 countries and other actors.  The report also provides update on 18 government replies received until 30 April 2019 on communications sent before 1 December 2018.
Leaflet on Special Procedures communications
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