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Treaty Body Strengthening

Wrap-up meeting held in the context of the treaty body strengthening process in Dublin, Ireland on 10 and 11 November 2011The ten human rights treaty bodies which monitor the implementation by States of their international human rights obligations are the cornerstone of the international human rights protection system. The exponential growth of the treaty body system over the last decade, however, has caused severe challenges in a number of areas.

Following a process of almost three years of consultations, the High Commissioner for Human Rights launched her report on the strengthening of the treaty body system in June 2012 (A/66/860). In her report, she described the problems faced by the treaty body system and put forward proposals for change.

Strengthening the treaty body system is a multi-stakeholder endeavour, as States Parties and Treaty Bodies each have specific competencies.

In 2012, an intergovernmental process was launched to strengthen and enhance the effective functioning of the treaty body system and the Ambassadors of Iceland and Indonesia appointed as Co-facilitators by the President of the General Assembly.

In September 2013, the General Assembly extended the intergovernmental process with a view to finalize the elaboration of an outcome by mid-February 2014. The General Assembly further requested the Secretary General to provide a comprehensive and detailed cost assessment to support the process.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL PROCESS

Press release: UN strengthens key human rights reporting system
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Strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system - Draft resolution submitted by the President of the General Assembly
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Cost assessment mandated by GA resolution A/RES/68/2, 15 November 2013
E F S R A C

Appointment of the Co-facilitators by the President of the General Assembly, 6 November 2013

GA resolution on extension of the intergovernmental process of the General Assembly on strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system (GA/RES/68/2), September 2013

Report of the co-facilitators to the President of the General Assembly (A/67/955)

Consolidated document Informals May 2013

Consolidated document Informals April 2013

Comprehensive cost review treaty body system April 2013

Agenda and Background Documentation on Thematic discussion and Informal Consultations, 19-20 February 2013, New York

Questions and answers Comprehensive Reporting Calendar

GA resolution on extension of the intergovernmental process of the General Assembly on strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system (GA/RES/66/295), December 2012

Consolidated document Informals July 2012

Report of the co-facilitators to the President of the General Assembly

Opening address by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Informal meeting, 16 July 2012

GA resolution on strengthening the functioning of the treaty body system (GA/RES/66/254)

HIGH COMMISSIONER'S CONSULTATIONS 2009-2012
HIGH COMMISSIONER'S REPORT

HC report on TB strengtheningHC report on Treaty Bodies strengthening 

Strengthening the United Nations human rights treaty body system
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SECRETARY-GENERAL'S REPORT

Report of the Secretary-General on measures taken to implement resolution 9/8 and obstacles to its implementation, including recommendations for further improving the effectiveness, harmonization and reform of the treaty body system
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Measures to improve further the effectiveness, harmonization and reform of the treaty body system (A/66/344)
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