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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Sixth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/7, the sixth session of the working group will be held from 22 to 24 May 2017, in Room XIX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva).

Participants

The working group is open-ended. This means that all UN Member and Observer States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status may attend public meetings of the working group.

Accreditation

Registration form

States, organizations and NGOs wishing to accredit representatives to the sixth session of the working group are invited to complete the registration form and send it together with their signed request for accreditation either by email (ilanel@ohchr.org) / (mbriceno@ohchr.org) or by mail (to UNOG-OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10).

Registration prior to the session will ensure that a badge will be available at the Security Identification Section located at main entrance to the Palais des Nations, Gate Pregny (opposite the building of the International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC), Avenue de la Paix, 1211, Geneva. The accreditation office is open from 8:00 to 17:00.

Documentation

Pre-session documents

Provisional agenda (A/HRC/WG.10/6/1) E F S C A R
Draft programme of work E only
Note verbale on the informal open-ended working consultations among Member States on 15 May 2017 E only
Compilation of recommendations from five sessions of the IGWG PMSCs E only
Discussion document: Elements for an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies E only

In session documents

Opening remarks by Mr. Ibrahim Salama, Chief, Human Rights Treaties Branch, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR E only
Opening statement by Ambassador Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the intergovernmental working group E only
​Statement by Cercle de recherche sur les droits et les devoirs de la personne humaineE only
Statement by the European UnionE only
Post-session document
Report of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies on its sixth sessionE F S C A R