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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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
COVID is “a colossal test of leadership” requiring coordinated action, High Commissioner tells Human Rights Council
COVID is “a colossal test of leadership” requiring coordinated action, High Commissioner tells Human Rights Council
Michelle Bachelet called for urgent and detailed action to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from creating “ even wider inequalities and extensive suffering”
9 April 2020
Human Rights Council holds “virtual conversation” with High Commissioner to address COVID-19
Human Rights Council holds “virtual conversation” with High Commissioner to address COVID-19
Participants in a Human Rights Council-sponsored “virtual conversation” with the High Commissioner for Human Rights echo calls for global solidarity and human rights based approaches in response to COVID-19
9 April 2020
Despite COVID-19, Human Rights Council carries on with its work virtually
Despite COVID-19, Human Rights Council carries on with its work virtually
Human Rights Council Bureau holds its first formal virtual meeting since suspending its regular session on 13 March. Council President Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger assures that important human rights work continues to address the needs of the most vulnerable
1 April 2020

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