Logo: Human Rights Council 10th Anniversary 

  • From the Council chamber to the People

  • 17 June 2016 - National Dress Day, HRC, Room XX, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m
  • National Dress Day 1 � OHCHR/Danielle Kirby 
    National Dress Day 2 � OHCHR/Danielle Kirby 

  • 13 June 2016 - HRC High-level panel discussion on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Human Rights Council: achievements and challenges, Room XX, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 13 June 2016 HRC High Level 1 
    13 June 2016 - HRC High Level 2 

    Full meeting summary

  • 15 March 2016 - As UN Human Rights Council marks 10th anniversary, Ban urges body to increase 'impact' - UN News Story

    Human rights are, sadly, "under attack" worldwide, and the United Nations Human Rights Council must increase its impact on the ground over its second decade, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as the Organization's main human rights body marked the 10th anniversary of its creation.

  • 15 March 2016 - Human Rights Council 10th Anniversary Event at United Nations Headquarters, New York

    "Are Human Rights under Assault? Massive human rights violations, violent extremism, and shrinking democratic space in a troubled world."

    As the Human Rights Council marks its 10th anniversary, this panel was an initial event in a series of activities aimed at marking this symbolic moment. The panel discussion aims to stress how the UN human rights architecture (of which the Human Rights Council is a central actor) provides some of the elements needed to respond to the challenges in a complex world. It should also help Member States better understand the importance of human rights standard-setting in Geneva, mainstreaming in New York and operations in the field.

  • Full video of the meeting 15 march

(Video-message by Human Rights Council President, H.E. CHOI Kyonglim)
(Full speech)


"Ten years on, I commend the Council on making important progress towards putting  the human rights pillar back at the centre
of the United Nations system,"
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, 15 March 2016

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