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COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

Day of General Discussion on "the right to sexual and reproductive health", 15 November 2010

During its 45th session (1 – 19 November 2010), the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights will hold a Day of General Discussion (DGD) on the right to sexual and reproductive health in accordance with articles 12 and 10 (2) of the Covenant.

The Day of General Discussion is part of the preparatory work leading to the formulation of a general comment on the right to sexual and reproductive health. The day will provide an opportunity to exchange views and garner insights from practitioners and academic experts on the right with a view to foster a deeper understanding of the content and implications of the rights. The Day will consist of four panels on the following themes: 1) Definitions and elements of the right to sexual and reproductive health; 2) Cross-cutting issues and groups in focus; 3) Legal aspects and State obligations; and 4) Conclusions.

Date and venue

The Day of General Discussion tookplace in Geneva at Palais des Nations, Room XII, on Monday 15 November 2010, from 10:00 – 13:00 and from 15:00 – 18:00.

Written contributions

Organizations wishing to submit written contributions on the themes of the Day of General Discussion are welcome to do so. Submissions should be sent electronically to cescr@ohchr.org indicating "Day of General Discussion" in the subject, as well as in 25 hard copies by 18 October 2010 to:

Secretary, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
UNOG-OHCHR
1211 Geneva
Switzerland

Participation

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights invites State parties, United Nations specialised agencies and bodies, United Nations human rights mechanisms, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions and other interested organisations and individuals to participate in the Day of General Discussion.

Please fill out the registration form and return it to the Secretariat of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by email: cescr@ohchr.org, no later than 29 October 2010.

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