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Invitation to event: National Human Rights Institutions, Inclusive Societies and Sustainable Development Friday 1 June 2018, Geneva

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National Human Rights Institutions, Inclusive Societies and Sustainable Development

Friday 1 June 2018, 10h00 – 12h00, Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Organised by the Permanent Mission of Australia, the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Chair:

HE Ms Sally Mansfield, Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations

Panellists:

HE Ms Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the United Nations in Geneva

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Professor Beate Rudolf, Chair of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

Senior OHCHR representative TBC

 

National Human Right Institutions (NHRIs) are an integral part of the international human rights system.  They connect a state’s international human rights commitments with its domestic realities and the lived experiences of individual rights holders.  In line with the Paris Principles, NHRIs support implementation of human rights obligations, foster global commitments to the international human rights system and provide a source of independent analysis and accountability where states are falling short of their responsibility to protect and promote human rights. 

Sustainable strategies for peace and development require inclusive approaches that respect and embrace global diversity and protect the universality of individual human rights.  The universally accepted principle of ‘leaving no one behind’ is a clarion call for inclusion.  It represents a commitment to the human rights principles of equality and non-discrimination. 

This side event will discuss the ways in which Paris Principles-compliant NHRIs foster inclusion through the fulfilment of their mandates.  Panellists will elaborate on why inclusion forms part of the core business for NHRIs, and how this effort contributes to the goal of ‘leaving no one behind’ and sustainable development.

The event will be preceded by light refreshments outside Room IX.  Please note that a UNOG pass will be necessary to attend.

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17/05/2018

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09/06/2018

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