Engagement with other parts of the United Nations system and regional mechanisms
In addition to their regular interaction with the United Nations Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, special procedures mandate holders also regularly engage and/or undertake joint activities with other parts of the United Nations system and agencies, programmes and funds as well as with regional mechanisms on various topics related to their mandates.
In recent years, Special procedures mandate holders have engaged and/or undertaken joint activities with, among others, the United Nations Treaty Bodies, Universal Periodic Review, OHCHR, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, Department of Political Affairs, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations Peace Building Support Office, Security Council, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee, Inter-Agency Standing Committee, United Nations Country Teams, MINUSMA, UNAMI, UNAMID, UNDP, UNDSS, OCHA, UNHCR, UN Women, UNESCO, WHO, UNAIDS, ILO, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, UNWRA, WFP, FAO, UNCTAD, UNEP, UNHABITAT, UN-Water, United Nations Development Group - Human Rights Working Group, United Nations Partnership to Promote the rights of persons with disabilities.
Special procedures mandate holders have in addition engaged and/or undertaken joint activities with regional mechanisms, including the European Union (European Commission, European External Action Service), Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Inter-American system ( Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), Organization of American States and African Union (African Commission on Human and People’s Rights.
Below are some examples of these activities and their outcomes both at the international and regional level. More examples can be found in the
annual reports of special procedures.