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LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund beneficiaries

Since it became operational on 1 January 2014, the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund has organized 5 Fellowship Programmes (in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019) and supported 197 delegates and fellows (114 women, 83 men), coming from 71 of the 72 LDCs/SIDS (86 from Africa, 30 from Asia, 40 from the Caribbean and Latin America and 41 from the Pacific).

Former Delegates

Biographies of the LDCs/SIDS delegates that participated in past Human Rights Council sessions:

2024

  • 55th Human Rights Council 
    Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Maldives, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Timor Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.

2023

  • 54th Human Rights Council 
    9 Delegates from: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Jamaica, Lesotho,  Marshall Islands, Sierra Leone, and Vanuatu.
  • 53rd Human Rights Council 
    13 Delegates from: Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Suriname, Togo, Tanzania (United Republic of)
  • 52nd Human Rights Council 
    14 Delegates from: Belize, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nepal, Sudan, Timor Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania

2022

  • 51st Human Rights Council
    15 Delegates from: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Chad, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Nepal, Papua New Guinea*, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines*, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands*, Suriname*, United Republic of Tanzania
  • 50th Human Rights Council
    10 Delegates from: Angola, Benin*, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau*, Jamaica, Madagascar and Maldives
  • 49th Human Rights Council Session
    1 Delegate (Benin)

2021

  • 48th Human Rights Council Session
    16 delegates from: Benin*, Cambodia, Comoros, Gambia, Lesotho, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Nepal, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines*, Sudan, Suriname*, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia
  • 47th Human Rights Council Session
    3 delegates from: The Bahamas, Central African Republic and Malawi.
  • 46th Human Rights Council Session
    Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID 19 pandemic, the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund was not able to support participation of LDCs/SIDS delegates at HRC46 (February-March 2021).

2020

  • 43rd Human Rights Council Session 
    10 delegates from: Angola, Bangladesh, Barbados, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Guyana, Haiti, Maldives, Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands
    Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID 19 pandemic the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund was not able to support participation of LDCs/SIDS Delegates at HRC43 resumed session (June 2020), HRC44 (June-July 2020) and HRC45 (September- October 2020).

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

  • 30th Human Rights Council session
    4 delegates from: Fiji, Grenada*, Jamaica and Lesotho
  • 29th Human Rights Council session
    12 delegates from: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Liberia, Madagascar and Togo

*Without Permanent Mission in Geneva

**Without Permanent Mission in Geneva at the time of participation

Former Fellows

Biographies of the LDCs/SIDS fellows that participated in past Fellowship programmes:

  • In 2023 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 5 fellows from:
    Angola, the Bahamas, Kiribati*, Madagascar and Maldives
  • In 2020 no Fellowship Programme was organized due to COVID 19
  • In 2019 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 6 fellows from:
    Angola, Marshall Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis*, Saint Lucia*, Tanzania and Uganda
  • In 2018 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 2 fellows from:
    Afghanistan and Bhutan
  • In 2017 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 5 fellows from:
    Cambodia, Malawi, Marshall Islands*, Mauritania and Samoa*
  • In 2016 no Fellowship Programme was organized due to the lack of funding.
  • In 2015 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 6 fellows from:
    Bahamas, Nepal, Rwanda, Saint Lucia*, Sierra Leone and Solomon Islands*
  • In 2014 the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund supported 2 fellows from:
    Barbados and Tuvalu

*Without Permanent Mission in Geneva

Statements

2023

53rd Human Rights Council Session

52nd Human Rights Council session

  • Joint statement delivered by Athea Jones (Trinidad and Tobago), on behalf of 14 LDCs/SIDS beneficiary delegates, during the general debate under item 6 (Universal Periodic Review) – 27 March 2023
  • Joint statement delivered by Inès Hadonou Toffoun (Benin), on behalf of 14 LDCs/SIDS beneficiary delegates, during the general debate under item 10 (Technical assistance and capacity-building) – 3 April 2023

2022

51st Human Rights Council session

  • Joint statement delivered by Ugyen Dorji (Bhutan), on behalf of 14 LDCs/SIDS beneficiary delegates – during the general debate under item 6 (Universal Periodic Review) – 30 September 2022
  • Joint statement delivered by Makini M. Barrow (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), on behalf of 15 LDCs/SIDS beneficiary delegates – during the general debate under item 10 (Technical assistance and capacity-building) – 6 October 2022

50th Human Rights Council session

49th Human Rights Council session

No joint statement was delivered at this session as only one LDCs/SIDS delegate participated due to COVID-19 restrictions.

2021

48th Human Rights Council session

47th Human Rights Council session

46th Human Rights Council session

Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID 19 pandemic, the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund could not support participation of LDCs/SIDS delegates at HRC46 (February-March 2021).

2020

No joint statements delivered. Due the Covid 19 pandemic the HRC43 beneficiary delegates were not able to attend the resumed HRC43 session.
No LDCs/SIDS delegates were able to participate in HRC44 and HRC45 sessions

2019

42nd Human Rights Council session

41st Human Rights Council session

40th Human Rights Council session

2018

39th Human Rights council session

38th Human Rights Council session

37th Human Rights Council session

2017

36th Human Rights Council session

35th Human Rights Council session

34th Human Rights Council session

2016

32nd Human Rights Council – First HRC session with universal participation

  • Historic joint statement made by SIDS and LDCs without Permanent Mission in Geneva, on the occasion of the “10th anniversary of the Human Rights Council” – 27 June 2016, Geneva
  • Joint Statement delivered by Jasmina Giouba (Nauru) on behalf of the SIDS delegates, on the “Universal Periodic Review” – 27 June 2016, Geneva