Appointments to be made at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council (24 February - 20 March 2020)

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Application processes and deadlines

Call for applications for 13 mandate holders (2 EMRIP members and 11 special procedures)
Secretariat note verbale of 6 September 2019
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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 13 MANDATES: 17 OCTOBER 2019 (12 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)

To apply for the mandate, (1) complete the online survey and (2) submit the application form in Word format, which can be accessed under the specific mandate in the table below. Application forms are mandate-specific.

For appointments of EMRIP members, please see additional information

Note: The appointment of mandate holders marked with an asterisk below will be made provided the mandates themselves are extended by the Human Rights Council.

NEW - Call for applications for five members of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development
Secretariat note verbale of 10 October 2019
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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FIVE EMRTD MEMBERS ONLY: 21 NOVEMBER 2019 (12 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)

To apply for the new Expert Mechanism, (1) complete the online survey and (2) submit the application form in Word format, which can be accessed under the specific mandate in the table below. Please note that the EMRTD online survey is different from the online survey for the other 13 mandates above.

For EMRTD appointments, only citizens of States belonging to the specific regional group are eligible to apply for the Expert Mechanism member from the corresponding region. Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member States at https://www.un.org/depts/DGACM/RegionalGroups.shtml  

General information about the selection and appointment process

Frequently asked questions 

Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Mandates and list of candidates

MANDATE LIST OF CANDIDATES

Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, member from African States
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/23

Forthcoming

Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, member from Asia-Pacific States
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/23

Forthcoming

Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, member from Eastern European States
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/23

Forthcoming

Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, member from Latin American and Caribbean States
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/23

Forthcoming

Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, member from Western European and other States
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/23

Forthcoming

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from the Arctic
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 33/25

Forthcoming

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), member from Asia
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 33/25

Forthcoming

Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights*
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 34/3

Forthcoming

Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/12

Forthcoming

Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia 
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/33

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context*
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 34/9

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and its consequences 
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/10

Forthcoming


Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 35/19

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on the right to food
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 40/7

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples 
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 42/20

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material*
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 34/16

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders*
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 34/5

Forthcoming

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar*
Word application form
Human Rights Council resolution 40/29

Forthcoming

Should the appointee to any of the mandates be a person with a disability, the United Nations would be obliged to ensure reasonable accommodation for the mandate holder in the implementation of his/her mandate. This may include provisions for the mandate holder to be accompanied during official travels by a personal assistant, and/or for additional conference services (such as sign language interpretation) in respect of meetings in which the mandate holder participates.

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