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 United Nations Human Rights - What's Happening? Weekly Update No. 42
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Date: 18 October 2017 at 16:01

 

 

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UN Human Rights - Weekly Update 42

Campaigns
Invitations
NEW !  Announcement
Note verbale in relation to the seven vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council (26 February to 23 March 2018).

Applications should be received by 28 November 2017 (12 noon Greenwich Mean Time / GMT).

Reminder!  Announcement
15th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action -- from 9 to 20 October 2017 -- Palais des Nations Room XXI, Geneva, Switzerland

Reminder!  Announcement
3rd Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights -- from 23 to 27 October 2017 -- Palais des Nations Room XX, Geneva, Switzerland

Reminder!  Call for inputs
The effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of all human rights, pursuant to the Human Rights Council resolution 34/8 -- Deadline 27 October 2017

Reminder!  Call for inputs
Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing on human rights-based housing strategies to realize the right to housing and to fulfil commitments made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda -- Deadline 30 October 2017

Call for inputs
Report of High Commissioner - "Civil society space in multilateral institutions" -- Deadline extended to 31 October 2017
 
Call for inputs
Report on best practices and specific measures to ensure access to birth registration, particularly for those children most at risk -- Deadline 31 October 2017

Call for inputs
Report of the UN Secretary-General on child, early and forced marriage, pursuant to the UN General Assembly resolution 71/175 -- Deadline 3 November 2017

Call for inputs
Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on engaging men and boys in preventing and responding to violence against all women and girls, pursuant to the Human Rights Council resolution 35/10 -- Deadline 3 November 2017

Invitation
The High Lelvel Panel discussion to launch the CEDAW General Recommendation No.35 on gender-based violence against women updating General Recommendation No. 19 -- 14 November 2017 from 15:00 to 17:00 -- Palais des Nations Room XVI, Geneva, Switzerland
 
Call for inputs
CRPD draft General Comment No.6 on the rights of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination (article 5) -- Deadline 15 November 2017
 
Invitation
Regional Meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America on the International Decade for People of African Descent -- from 23 to 24 November 2017 -- Palais des Nations Room XIX, Geneva, Switzerland 
 

Invitation
6th session of the Forum on Business and Human Rights -- from 27 to 29 November 2017 -- Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
 
Invitation
10th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues: "Minority youth: towards inclusive and diverse societies" -- from 30 November to 1 December 2017 -- Palais des Nations Room XX, Geneva, Switzerland
  
Deadline for registration and accreditation 22 November 2017

Call for inputs
Contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/21 -- Deadline 30 November 2017

Treaty Bodies
This section will be updated soon!  Regularly updated news about what committees are meeting, documentation, jurisprudence, etc.  Read more

62nd session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (18 Sep - 06 Oct 2017, Palais des Nations Room XVI).  Read more
 
121st session of the Human Rights Committee (16 Oct - 10 Nov 2017, Palais Wilson Ground Floor)Read more 
  
68th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (23 Oct - 17 Nov 2017, Palais des Nations XVI).  Read more
  
62nd session of the Committee against Torture (6 Nov - 6 Dec 2017, Palais Wilson 1st floor).  Read more
 
94th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (20 Nov - 08 Dec 2017, Palais Wilson ground floor).  Read more
  
Who's up for election?  Read more

 

Special Procedures
Update!  Regularly updated calendar and news about which Special Procedures expert is travelling where?  Read more
  
21st session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (20-24 Nov 2017, Palais des Nations Rooms XXI, XXII).  Read more
  
During its 10th session in Geneva, from 10 to 14 July 2017, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted its methods of work on country engagement.  Read more
 
Updates on the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practiceRead more

Latest special procedures communications report A/HRC/35/44 available on the special Procedures communications search website.  Read more

New Special Procedures communications search website.  Read more

Latest report of cases of human rights violations taken up by Special Procedures.  Read more

Acts of intimidation and reprisal for cooperation with the special procedures.  Read more

Submission of information to the Special Procedures
 


Human Rights Council -- Universal Periodic Review
NEW! 
Note verbale on the accreditation procedure and delivery of badges in view of the twenty-eighth session of the UPR Working Group to be held from 6 to 17 November 2017. 

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