Regular sessions

Special sessions

Intersessional Activities


The Human Rights Council holds no fewer than three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

If one third of the Member States requests so, the Human Rights Council can decide at any time to hold a special session to address human rights violations and emergencies.

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Upcoming meetings

Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and other business enterprises
3rd session
23 to 27 October 2017

Universal Periodic Review Working Group
28th session
6 to 17 November 2017

Forum on Minority Issues
10th session
30 November - 1 December

Human Rights Council - Organizational session
4 December 2017

Universal Periodic Review Working Group
29th Session
15 - 26 January 2018

HRC Advisory Committee
20th session
19 - 23 February 2018

Human Rights Council
37th Session
26 February - 23 March 2018

Universal Periodic Review Working Group
30th Session
7 - 18 May 2018

Human Rights Council
38th Session
18 June - 6 July 2018

HRC Advisory Committee
21st session
6 - 10 August 2018

Human Rights Council
39th Session
10 - 28 September 2018

Universal Periodic Review Working Group
31st Session
5 - 16 November 2018

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