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Conclusions and recommendations of special procedures

The report on conclusions and recommendations of special procedures provides a comprehensive overview of the reports presented by mandate holders during each year.

It features the list of mandates reporting at each of the three annual sessions of the Human Rights Council and at the General Assembly, the number of reports issued on country visits and any other reports submitted by the special procedures. It also contains information about the main themes addressed by mandate holders in their thematic and country-visit reports which often focus on cross-cutting issues, such as the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, climate change, migration, women’s human rights and gender, new technologies, the prevention of human rights violations, peace, security and peacebuilding, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The report reflects on the links between the work carried out by the special procedures and the Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda and Call to Action for Human Rights and is an integral part of the efforts to demonstrate that human rights are transformative and provide solutions.

It is presented annually to the Human Rights Council during its March session.