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​​​​​​​​​​34th session of the Human Rights Council (27 February to 24 March 2017)


Documents: Provisional agenda, Draft programme of work, list of reports

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List of reports for the 34th session of the Human Rights Council
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Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming
Theme: The contribution of human rights to peacebuilding through the enhancement of dialogue and international cooperation for the promotion of human rights

Biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty
Theme: The death penalty and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Panel discussion on climate change and the rights of the child

Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities
Theme: Article 5 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities regarding equality and non-discrimination

Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child
Theme: Protection of the rights of the child in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Panel discussion on good practices and key challenges relevant to access to medicines as one of the fundamental elements of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

Panel discussion on preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights

High-level panel discussion on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

Debate on racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration
(Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)

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Eliminating racial discrimination to build trusting societies
The UN Human Rights Council commemorates the International Day against Racial Discrimination with a debate on racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration.
High Commissioner delivers his Global Update to the Human Rights Council
“All together – or fall together”: High Commissioner Zeid highlights countries where positive reforms are underway – and warns of others where escalating crises threaten men and women around the world .
“We have much to lose” High Commissioner Zeid tells Human Rights Council
Without commitment to fundamental human rights, to the dignity and worth of the human person and to the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, our world will become chaos, misery and warfare.