Countdown to Human Rights Day
Women played a large part in drafting the UDHR
The third session of the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law was held on 16 and 17 November 2021. In accordance with resolution 40/9, adopted on 5 March 2019 the theme of the third session of the Forum is “Access to justice for all: a necessary element of democracy, rule of law and human rights protection”.
Ms. Jan Beagle, Director General of the International Development Law organisation, was appointed Chairperson of the third session of the Forum.
The third session of the Forum was to be held on 26 and 27 November 2020, but did not take place owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the Note from the Secretariat A/HRC/46/60.
Human Rights Council resolutions 28/14 and 34/41 decided that the Forum would be “open to the participation of States, United Nations mechanisms, bodies and specialized agencies, funds and programmes, intergovernmental organizations, regional organizations and mechanisms in the field of human rights, national human rights institutions and other relevant national bodies, academics and experts and non-governmental organizations…”
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