First Intersessional Meeting for Dialogue and Cooperation on Human Rights
and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda:
Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality
Date: ||Wednesday, 16 January 2019, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. |
Location:||Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)|
Theme: ||'Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality' (Theme of the 2019 HLPF)|
Concept Note: ||
Accessibility:||International sign interpretation and real-time captioning provided.|
About the Intersessional Meeting
In March 2018, the Human Rights Council adopted
resolution 37/24 on the promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the resolution, the Council decided to organize two one-day intersessional meetings for dialogue and cooperation on human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This first meeting, which took place on 16 January 2019, focused on the theme of the 2019 session of the
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) ("Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality"), which will review global progress in achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 4 (Quality education), SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (Climate Change), SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the goals).
The second intersessional meeting will take place in advance of the 2020 session of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
Ms. Noelia Lopez, Director, Human Rights Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paraguay
Ms. Kitrhona Cerri, Director of Social Impact, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Mr. Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency
Mrs. Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr. Yakouma Jean de Dieu Bambara, Director-General, Human Rights and Defence Division, Ministry of Justice, Burkina Faso
Ms. Eva Grambye, Deputy Executive Director, The Danish Institute for Human Rights
Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network