Intersessional Seminar on the role of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights and best practices for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 16 in this regard

Friday 14 June 2019, 10:00 to 13:00 hrs, Conference Room V, Palais des Nations

In March 2018, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 37/6 on the role of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights. In the resolution, the Council decided to organize a half-day intersessional seminar on the role of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights, and on sharing best practices in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 16 in this regard.

The objectives of the seminar are to:

  • Discuss the importance of good governance for the realization of human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 16
  • Identify governance challenges faced by countries in realizing human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 16
  • Share best practices, including international cooperation, in support of good governance
  • Identify challenges and share best practices for measuring good governance
  • Recommend actions that might be taken by the United Nations-system, including the Human Rights Council, to support States in their efforts to strengthen good governance

Documentation

Accreditation

UN Member and Observer States, specialized agencies and other international organizations, national human rights institutions with "A status" accreditation, and NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status may participate in the seminar.

Representatives without a valid badge should request accreditation using the registration form for the seminar.

Accreditation information for Non-Governmental Organizations