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Upcoming Meetings : April-July 2017


Upcoming Meetings : April-July 2017

UN Forum on Indigenous Issues – 24 April to 5 May, New York

Special Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”.


Global Compact human rights thematic session - 8-9 May, Geneva 

First Thematic Session of the United Nations General Assembly Preparatory Process for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration​


Open Ended Working Group on Ageing VIII Session–  5-7 July, New York & call for inputs by 5 May

Following adoption of the OEWG´s decision 7/1, A status NHRIs will be able to participate at the session. The session will have two focus areas, which will be "Equality and non-discrimination" and "Violence, neglect and abuse". The new Chair-designate of the Working Group, Ambassador Martín García Moritán (Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN) has requested A status NHRIs to present inputs for the deliberations on the two focus areas of the VIII session.

See Ambassador’s letter: Letter requesting NHRIs for inputs to VIII Session - OEWGA.pdfLetter requesting NHRIs for inputs to VIII Session - OEWGA.pdf

OEWG report from VII session: OEWGA - VII Session Report - A-AC278-2016-2.pdfOEWGA - VII Session Report - A-AC278-2016-2.pdf

Further information:

Contact: GANHRI WG Chair,



Call for applications to NHRCK Partnership programme for NHRI human rights officers – Deadline for applications 27 April 2017

This program is designed to share ideas about human rights activities for staff members of NHRIs in all regions to contribute to strengthening exchange and cooperation among NHRIs, including on SDGs, UN Human Rights System, Business and Human Rights. The program is hosted, and participation costs for selected candidates will be covered by, the NHRC Korea. Letter from NHRCK Chairperson, Course programme and application form attached. 

1. NHRCK Chairperson's Letter - Call for Recommendation[2].pdf1. NHRCK Chairperson's Letter - Call for Recommendation[2].pdf

2-2017 Application Form[2].doc2-2017 Application Form[2].doc

3-Course Information of 2017 Partnership Program (NHRCK)[2].doc3-Course Information of 2017 Partnership Program (NHRCK)[2].doc


Publication on access to justice for persons with disability – deadline for contributions 4 May 2017

In 2013, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) published a Human Rights Publication Series, with the inaugural edition on the Right to Vote and to Stand for Elections. IDA is seeking to publish the second volume of its publication series dedicated to Art. 13 of the CRPD and to inform this publication would welcome national examples on the Right of persons with disabilities to Access the Justice. To guide responses, IDA developed the short questionnaire attached and would appreciate your collaboration in returning it no later than 4 May 2017.

Questionnaire on Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities.docxQuestionnaire on Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities.docx


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