Important References for Women’s Advocacy at UN Human Rights Council Session 30

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In accordance with its annual programme of work, the Human Rights Council will hold its 30th session starting September 14 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. Many of these reports that will be given according to the agenda of this session have gender components – women and girls :

  • Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women – eliminating domestic violence

    In its resolution 29/14, the Human Rights Council welcomed the panel discussion on domestic violence against women and girls, held during the annual full-day discussion on women’s human rights at its twenty-ninth session, and requested OHCHR to present a summary report on the discussion to the Council at its thirtieth session. The Council will have before it the summary report of OHCHR : A/HRC/30/70

  • Realizing the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl:

    In its resolution 27/6, the Human Rights Council requested the High Commissioner to prepare a summary report on the panel discussion on realizing the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl held at its twenty-ninth session and to present the report to the Council at its thirtieth session. The Council will consider the summary report of the High Commissioner: A/HRC/30/23

  • World Programme for Human Rights Education

    In its resolution 27/12, the Human Rights Council requested OHCHR to submit to the Council, at its thirtieth session, an evaluation report on the implementation of the second phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education, based on national evaluation reports. The Council will consider the evaluation report of OHCHR: A/HRC/30/24

  • Equal participation in political and public affairs

    In its resolution 27/24, the Human Rights Council requested OHCHR to prepare a study on best practices, experiences and challenges and ways to overcome them with regard to the promotion, protection and implementation of the right to participate in public affairs in the context of the existing human rights law with a view to identifying possible elements of principles guiding this implementation, and to present it to the Council at its thirtieth session. The Council will consider the study of OHCHR: A/HRC/30/26

Because the WUNRN List Serve is so vast, entering over ¾ of UN Member States every day, there may be a broad range of interest choices for these reports; and thus all are being offered with the hope that these can be significant tools for gender advocacy.

Additional information is available at Session30 Human Rights Council.

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