12th International Conference

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The Twelfth International Conference of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC), took place from 8 to 10 October, in Mérida, Yucatàn, Mexico, and focused on “The Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for National Human Rights Institutions?”

 

The Conference hosted by the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico (CNDH) and organised in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the ICC, concluded with the adoption of the Merida Declaration, a historic landmark document which encourages all NHRIs, in line with their mandates under the Paris Principles, to collaborate in mutual capacity building and sharing of experiences to contribute to a human rights-based approach to implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

« We are leaving here with the Merida Declaration which will guide us in the coming years and tell others about the role of national institutions in relation to the implementation of the SDGs », declared Adv. Mabedle Lourence Mushwana as he closed the Twelfth International Conference of the ICC.

 

The ICC Bureau meeting​ and Regional Meetings preceded the Conference on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of October.

 

The Merida Declaration and other conference statements and outcome can be found in this page below and you can find here​ the pictures of the 12th International Conference. 


 

 Conference Information

 
  
  
  
expand Title : Concept Note - 12th ICC International Conference 2015 ‎(1)
expand Title : Information Venue  ‎(2)
expand Title : Invitation letter 12th International Conferences ‎(4)
expand Title : Logistical Info Note 12 ICC International Conference ‎(1)
expand Title : Registration Form 12th ICC IC ‎(3)

DOCUMENTS ​​ ​ ​ ​
​Concept Note English Frenc​h  Arabic​ Spanish 
​Programme English 
French
Ara​bic Spanish 
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OUTCOME​ ​ ​ ​
​MERIDA DECLARATION ​​Merida Declaration FINAL .pdfMerida Declaration FINAL .docEnglish Merida Declaration FINAL FR.pdfMerida Declaration FINAL FR.docxFrench  Merida Declaration FINAL ESP .pdfMerida Declaration FINAL ESP .docxSpanish 
AR_Merida Declaration-final.pdf AR_Merida Declaration-final.docxArabic
 

Presentations

Opening Ceremony

President Luis Raul GONZALEZ-PEREZ, President of the Mexican National Human Rights Commission & Host of Conference


Adv. Mabedle Lourence MUSHWANA, ICC Chairperson & SAHRC Chairperson

 

Video Statement, Dr. Zeid Ra’ad AL HUSSEIN, High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR

English

Dr. Marcia DE CASTRO, Resident Coordinator, UNDP

 

Video Statement, Ambassador Joachim RÜCKER, President, Human Rights Council

 

Ambassador Miguel RUIZ CABAÑAS IZQUIERDO, Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mexico

 

Mr. Roberto CAMPA-CIFRIAN, Undersecretary of Human Rights, Ministry of Interior Mexico

 

Mr. Rolando ZAPATA-BELLO, Governor of the State of Yucatan, Mexico

 

 

Session 1: THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - SETTING THE SCENE

Dr. Mila PASPALANOVA, Expert on human rights indicators, OHCHR, Mexico, "How OHCHR can help NHRIs, through the human rights indicators, to follow up on the SDG's agenda".


Ms. Amina MOHAMMED, Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.


Mr. Chris MURGATROYD, Policy Advisor, UNDP, “The process to date”.

English

 

Session 2 : IMPLEMENTATION - IDENTIFYING AND EXPLORING THE KEY ROLE PLAYERS

Mr. Ignacio SAIZ, Executive Director, Centre for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

 

Mr. Enrique ORDAZ, National Statistical Office of Mexico

 Spanish

Ms. Eva GRAMBYE , Deputy Executive Director, Danish Institute

 

 

Session 3 : MEANS OF IMPLEMENTATION, THE ROLE OF NHRIS, DRAWING ON BEST PRACTICE FROM THE MDGS AND OTHER AREAS OF WORK

Mr. Joseph WITTHAL, (Ghana)

 English 

Dr. Ramiro RIVADENEIRA (Ecuador)

 Spanish 

Mr. Saad AL ABDULLA (Qatar)

 Arabic

Mr. Ucha NANUASHVILI (Georgia)

 English

 

Session 4 : SDGS, NHRIS, NON DISCRIMNATION & VULNERABLE GROUPS

Dr. Zoraida BLANDÓN GADEA (Nicaragua)

 Spanish

Justice Shri Cyriac JOSEPH (India)

 English

Mr. Bogdan KRYKLYVENKO (Ukraine)

 

Ms Madeleine NIRERE (Rwanda)

 

 

Session 6: FOLLOW UP AND REVIEW AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Mr. Michael WINDFUHR (Germany)

 

Ms. Kagwiria MBOGORI (Kenya)

 English 

 

Session 7 : FOLLOW UP AND REVIEW AT REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Mr. Rolando VILLENA-VILLEGAS, Americas Chair (Bolivia)

 Spanish

 

 

Mr. Floris DE ROLAND, Political Adviser - Political Section, Press and Information, EU Delegation in Mexico

 

 

Session 8: REPORT BACK FROM REGIONS

Presentation of best practice modalities of NHRIs from each regional group and ICC Working Group in order to be fed into Merida Declaration. Presentation of recommendations

Mr. Rolando VILLENA-VILLEGAS, Americas Chair

 Spanish

​Mr. David RUTHERFORD, New Zealand  E​nglish 

 

CONFERENCE CLOSING CEREMONY

Mr. Vladlen STEFANOV, Chief, National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section, OHCHR

 

Ms. Ana Patricia GRAÇA, Policy Advisor Rule of Law, Justice and Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security Team, UNDP

 

Adv. Mabedle Lourence MUSHWANA, ICC Chairperson

 

 


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