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Logo: 2018 Forum on Business and Human Rights

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: Concept Note
Programme: Programme (online)
Programme (PDF)
Participants (bios)
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Registration: Register online
Webcast: http://webtv.un.org
Accessibility:International sign interpretation and real-time captioning will be provided.



How to participate

Oral statements. Representatives from ECOSOC-accredited NGOs will be able to make short oral statements during the meeting (max. 2 minutes).

Written submissions. Written statements and other substantive submissions will also help inform the debates and summary report of the meeting. Please send your submissions by 23 January 2019.

Knowledge Fair. A Knowledge Fair during the lunch break will promote the exchange of information about existing experiences, projects and methodologies regarding the integration of human rights in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Refreshments will be available at the lunch break for participants. [Participate with a stand]

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, scheduled for Wednesday, 16 January 2019, will focus 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 intersessional meeting will provide a space for States, relevant United Nations and regional human rights mechanisms, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to voluntarily share good practices, achievements, challenges and lessons learned in the promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

By focusing on an exchange of practical experiences as well as on tools and methodologies, the meeting will deepen the existing understanding of the relationship and synergies between the promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

The meeting will also enhance understanding of the relationship between the HLPF and human rights processes and mechanisms, and opportunities to strengthen cooperation between them in the implementation of the SDGs. To this end, the outcomes of the meeting will feed into the discussions of the HLPF regarding progress in the achievement of the SDGs to be reviewed in 2019.

Documents

Written submissions