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Appointments at the 56th session of the Human Rights Council (18 June to 12 July 2024)

Application process and deadlines

Secretariat note verbale of 8 April 2024
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Extension of the deadline for applications for the vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed at the 56th session of the Human Rights Council

The application process opened on 23 February and closed on 16 April 2024 (12 noon Geneva time). APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.


Secretariat note verbale of 23 February 2024
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Call for applications for mandate holders of the Human Rights Council to be appointed at the fifty-sixth session of the Council
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How to submit a complete application?
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Candidates eligible for the vacancies in Working Groups are only nationals of States belonging to the specific regional groups for which specific vacancies have been advertised. Please refer to the list of the United Nations regional groups of Member States.

General information about the selection and appointment process

Frequently asked questions

Nomination, Selection and Appointment of Mandate Holders

Mandates and list of candidates

MANDATELIST OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Human Rights Council resolution 52/27, extended by Human Rights Council resolution 55/19 (advance edited version) 

 Deadline for applications expired: 16 April 2024

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, member from Eastern European States

Human Rights Council resolution 53/3 

 Deadline for applications expired: 16 April 2024

Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, member from Western European and other States

Human Rights Council resolution 51/13

 Deadline for applications expired: 16 April 2024
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Should the appointee to any of the mandates be a person with a disability, the United Nations would be obliged to ensure reasonable accommodation for the mandate holder in the implementation of his/her mandate. This may include provisions for the mandate holder to be accompanied during official travels by a personal assistant, and/or for additional conference services (such as sign language interpretation) in respect of meetings in which the mandate holder participates.