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Calendar of meetings 2012



 January

Meeting of States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
From : 17-01-2012 To : 17-01-2012
New York
States will elect two new members of the Human Rights Committee which monitors the implementation of the Covenant.

 February

Meeting of heads of human rights components in peace missions
From : 01-02-2012 To : 06-02-2012
New York
Commission on the Status of Women
From : 27-02-2012 To : 09-03-2012
New York
[Economic and Social Council decision 1999/257]

 March

From : 05-03-2012 To : 09-03-2012
New York
The PSWM considers complaints submitted to the Committee by individuals who allege their rights under the Covenant have been violated.
From : 12-03-2012 To : 30-03-2012
New York
The Committee will consider State party reports from Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Turkmenistan and Yemen.

 April

Consultations with Member States on human rights treaty body strengthening
From : 02-04-2012 To : 03-04-2012
New York
The third and final consultation with States parties to the human rights treaties on proposals to strengthen the human rights treaty bodies, following earlier meetings in Sion and Geneva.

 May

From : 01-05-2012 To : 01-05-2012
New York
States parties will elect one new member of the Human Rights Committee to fill a casual vacancy arising from the death of one member.
From : 07-05-2012 To : 18-05-2012
New York

 June

Informal joint event of ECOSOC with the Peacebuilding Commission
From : 13-06-2012 To : 13-06-2012
New York
Informal joint event of ECOSOC with the Peacebuilding Commission on "Promoting Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Sudan and South Sudan".
From : 26-06-2012 To : 26-06-2012
New York
State Parties will elect new members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women which monitors the implementation of the Convention.

 July

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Working Group on Communications
From : 03-07-2012 To : 06-07-2012
New York
The WG considers complaints from individuals who claim their rights under the Convention have been violated.
From : 03-07-2012 To : 03-07-2012
New York
OHCHR Global Panel: “Moving away from the death penalty – Lessons from national experiences”; United Nations Headquarters, New York, North Lawn Building - Conference Room 2, 10 a.m.
From : 09-07-2012 To : 27-07-2012
New York
The Committee will consider State party reports from Bahamas, Bulgaria, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand and Samoa.
Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice.
From : 23-07-2012 To : 27-07-2012
New York
From : 30-07-2012 To : 03-08-2012
New York
The PSWG will prepare for the next season of the Committee which takes place in Geneva in September.
Human Rights Council, Working Group on the question of the use of mercenaries
From : 30-07-2012 To : 03-08-2012
New York
Human Rights Council, Working Group on the question of the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, sixteenth session.

 August

 September

From : 06-09-2012 To : 06-09-2012
New York
States parties will elect nine new members of the Human Rights Committee which monitors implementation of the Covenant.
General Assembly, sixty-seventh session
From : 18-09-2012 To : 21-12-2012
New York
Third Committee considers human rights reports.

 October

"The evolution of the mandate and the internal displacement context: achievements and challenges two decades later"
From : 24-10-2012 To : 24-10-2012
New York
13:15-14:30, Conference Room 7, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters; Lunch time panel discussion, side event on the margins of the General Assembly's 67th Session.
"Human Rights at International Borders"
From : 25-10-2012 To : 25-10-2012
New York
13:15-14:30, Conference Room 4, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters; Lunch time panel discussion, side event on the margins of the General Assembly's 67th Session.
Discussion on "The Prevention and Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls"
From : 25-10-2012 To : 25-10-2012
15:00-18:00, Conference Room E, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters; Side event at the 67th Session of the General Assembly
"Human Rights Mainstreaming: What Role for Special Procedures?"
From : 30-10-2012 To : 30-10-2012
13:15-14:30, Conference Room 4, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters; Lunch time panel discussion, side event on the margins of the General Assembly's 67th Session.
Minorities and Conflict Prevention: Protection Before Tension
From : 31-10-2012 To : 31-10-2012
13:15-14:30, Conference Room E, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters; Lunch time panel discussion, side event on the margins of the General Assembly's 67th Session.

 November

Ensuring Equal Cultural Rights for Women and Girls
From : 02-11-2012 To : 02-11-2012
13:15-14:30, Conference Room E, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters; Lunch time panel discussion, side event on the margins of the General Assembly's 67th Session. Discussion over the report presented by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
From : 29-11-2012 To : 29-11-2012
New York
Special Meeting in Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

 December

Human Rights Day
From : 10-12-2012 To : 10-12-2012
New York and Geneva
From : 18-12-2012 To : 18-12-2012
New York
State Parties will elect nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child which monitors implementation of the Convention.
"Targeted sanctions, human rights and due process - The future of the Ombudsperson's mandate under the 1267/1989 Al Qaeda sanctions regime"
From : 04-12-2012 To : 04-12-2012
13:15-14:45, Permanent Mission of Germany; Lunch time panel discussion, side event on the margins of the General Assembly's 67th Session.
From : 10-12-2012 To : 10-12-2012
Commemoration of Human Rights Day, Monday, 10 December 2012, 5-7 pm, Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York (invitation only)
From : 12-12-2012 To : 12-12-2012
Film screening on the occasion of Human Rights Day 2012: "A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education", Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 13:15-14:30, NLB, Conference Room 7 United Nations, New York
From : 11-12-2012 To : 11-12-2012
UN human rights office (OHCHR) is organising a special event on "leadership in the fight against homophobia" in New York on 11 December 2012 from 3:15pm to 4:45pm at Conference Room 2 , UN Headquarters.

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