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The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.


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HRC Advisory Committee
22nd session
18 -22 February 2019


Human Rights Council
40th Session
25 February - 22 March 2019


Human Rights Council
41st Session
24 June - 12 July 2019


Human Rights Council
42nd Session
9 to 27 September 2019





 Feature Stories

1,111 days into the 2030 Agenda, are we succeeding in meeting its great goal of leaving no-one behind?
"We need a greater sense of urgency about achieving the Agenda's promise to the world's people," the High Commissioner says.
16 January 2019
Digital age: Is our privacy under threat?
States have a responsibility to protect against unlawful interference with the right to privacy. More transparency in how States and the private sector manage personal digital data is key to protecting our human rights.
19 November 2018
Human Rights Council Retreat
This week, government representatives, members of civil society and human rights experts took stock of progress made by the Council while expressing their views on its future work.
12 October 2018
Displaced and afraid in Idlib, Syria
Warring parties in Idlib have given little consideration for civilian lives and have caused massive displacements. UN experts propose recommendations to address the situation of the displaced.
02 October 2018
Improve integration of child soldiers
“We are concerned about the punitive approach taken by some States toward children associated with armed groups, including mercenaries, and insist that the best interests of the child should be the primary consideration,” said Saeed Mokbil, Chairman-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries during the Human Rights Council.
01 October 2018
Rethinking sanctions that affect the rights of Syrians
Unilateral sanctions have negatively affected the rights of Syrians and impeded the operations of civil society and humanitarian actors in Syria, the UN expert on unilateral coercive measures says.
26 September 2018

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