Intersessional Expert Meeting on the full enjoyment of human rights by all women and girls and the systematic mainstreaming of a gender perspective into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

In October 2017, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 36/8 on the full enjoyment of human rights by all women and girls and the systematic mainstreaming of a gender perspective into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The resolution requested “the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in collaboration with Member States, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), the United Nations Population Fund and other United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, international human rights mechanisms, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders, to organize a two-day intersessional expert meeting to consider gaps in, challenges to and best practices aimed at the full enjoyment of human rights by all women and girls and the systematic mainstreaming of a gender perspective into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, to prepare a report on the outcome of the above-mentioned meeting, and to present the report to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-ninth session.”

In this context, the OHCHR held an expert meeting on 2-3 May 2018, Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. The workshop was attended by a broad spectrum of participants, including Member States, civil society organizations, UN entities and academics.

The summary report on the outcome of the expert meeting was submitted to the Human Rights Council at its 39th session.

Presentations by the experts