​4th Annual Seminar

17 June 2016

The role of national human rights institutions in conflict and fragile contexts: a contribution to peaceful, just and inclusive societies​

​The 4th annual seminar series hosted jointly by the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York took place on 17th June, 9h00am – 12pm, Conference Room 6, UN Secretariat Building New York.

Theme: The role of national human rights institutions in conflict and fragile contexts: a contribution to peaceful, just and inclusive societies

 
Objectives:

1.     To highlight the role that National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) play in conflict and fragile contexts to promote and protect human rights, contribute to prevention of conflict escalation and ultimately sustain peace. To share good practices as well as critical issues and challenges faced by NHRIs as they operate in these contexts; 

2.     To build on the “Kyiv Declaration on the role of NHRIs in conflict” and to identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of NHRIs to implement the Kyiv Declaration including in situations where NHRIs are at risk of threats and reprisals;

3.     Identify and advocate for ways and means through which NHRIs in conflict and fragile contexts can contribute toward the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on the promotion of peaceful, just and inclusive societies​; 

Statements:

  • Mr. Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary General - Opening statement 
  • Mr. Magdy Martínez-Solimán,  Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP - Opening remarks 
  • Dr. Prof Beate Rudolf, Chairperson GANHRI final GANHRI Chairperson - Opening Remarks.pdf
  • Mr. Ivan Šimonović, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights - Opening remarks​ 

Watch the webcast here

Documents: 

  • Concept NoteConceptNote_NHRIseminar_2016_UNDP_01June_v2 (1).docx
  • Programme Version2_NHRIseminar_agenda_2016_06June.doc