42nd session of the Human Rights Council (9 - 27 September 2019)

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Biennial panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights 
Theme: The way forward to a United Nations declaration on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of all human rights, including the right to development

Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples
Theme: Promotion and preservation of indigenous languages

Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms
Theme: Gender-responsive initiatives to accelerate gender equality


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Realising children’s rights through a healthy environment
Realising children’s rights through a healthy environment
“The survival, health, well-being and development of children depends on an environment that is safe, clean, healthy and sustainable,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. She was speaking at the Human Rights Council, during the annual full day meeting of the rights of the child.
7 July 2020
High Commissioner urges States to “grasp the vital importance of this moment”
High Commissioner urges States to “grasp the vital importance of this moment”
Opening the Human Rights Council, she compared COVID-19 to “a heat-seeking device that exposes, and is fuelled by, systemic failures to uphold human rights”, and called for “strong, transformative measures to heighten the powerful protections that human rights based-policies can provide”
30 June 2020
Speakers urge definitive action to combat systemic racism
Speakers urge definitive action to combat systemic racism
“I am asking you to help us – Black people in America,” said Philonise Floyd to the Human Rights Council. The death of his brother George in the USA in May led to global protests against racism and police brutality. It also led to an urgent debate on systemic racism during the Council’s 43rd session.
17 June 2020
Human Rights Council talks COVID-19 with independent experts
Human Rights Council talks COVID-19 with independent experts
Independent experts take part in Human Rights Council “virtual conversation” echoing urgent appeals to ensure national policies on COVID-19 are deeply rooted in human rights, and spell out good practices to uphold rights.
30 April 2020

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