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Annual reports

Special Rapporteur on minority issues

The Special Rapporteur  is required by the Human Rights Council to present every year an annual report at one of its regular sessions. Currently the Special Rapporteur reports to the Council during its March session, in Geneva. The Special Rapporteur's annual reports normally include a focus on specific themes of particular relevance for the rights of minorities, as well as a description of the activities carried out during the year in the framework of the mandate. For further information on the thematic work of the Special Rapporteur please visit Thematic priorities. For the country visit reports of the  Special Rapporteur please visit Country visits. For all other documents related to the mandate please visit Documents.

Reports to the Human Rights Council

HRC/CHR session Symbol and link Title
HRC 52nd session – 2023 A/HRC/52/27 Mainstreaming minority rights at the UN and elsewhere: An Assessment of the 2013 UN Secretary General's Guidance Note and 30 years of the UN Declaration
HRC 49th session – 2022 A/HRC/49/46 Conflict prevention through the protection of the human rights of minorities
HRC 46th session - 2021 A/HRC/46/57 Hate speech, social media and minorities
HRC 43th session - 2020 A/HRC/43/47 Education, language and the human rights of minorities
HRC 40th session - 2019 A/HRC/40/64 Update on report on statelessness as a minority issue and the level of awareness-raising and visibility of minorities and their human rights
HRC 37th session - 2018 A/HRC/37/66 Dr. Fernand de Varennes – Priorities and vision of the mandate
HRC 34th session - 2017 A/HRC/34/53 Rita Izsák-Ndiaye - Reflections on the six-year tenure of the Special Rapporteur
HRC 31st session - 2016 A/HRC/31/56 Minorities and discrimination based on caste and analogous systems of inherited status
HRC 29th session - 2015 A/HRC/29/24 The human rights situation of Roma worldwide, with a particular focus on the phenomenon of anti-Gypsyism
HRC 28th session - 2015 A/HRC/28/64 Hate speech and incitement to hatred against minorities in the media
HRC 25th session - 2014 A/HRC/25/56 Ensuring the inclusion of minority issues in post- 2015 development agendas
HRC 22th session - 2013 A/HRC/22/49 Rights of linguistic minorities
HRC 19th session - 2012 A/HRC/19/56 Priorities for the work of the Independent Expert and the twentieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities
HRC 16th session - 2011 A/HRC/16/45 The role of minority rights protection in promoting stability and conflict prevention
HRC 13th session - 2010 A/HRC/13/23 Minorities and effective political participation: a survey of law and national practices
HRC 10th session - 2009 A/HRC/10/11 Cooperation with UN Bodies Mandate Mechanisms and Regional Organizations to promote the rights of minorities.
HRC 7th session - 2008 A/HRC/7/23 Minorities and the Discriminatory Denial or Deprivation of Citizenship
HRC 4th session - 2007 A/HRC/4/9 Minorities, Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals: Assessing Global Issues
CHR 62nd session - 2006 E/CN.4/2006/74 Report of the independent expert on minority issues

Reports to the General Assembly

GA session Symbol Title
GA 78th session - 2023 A/78/195 Minority issues
GA 77th session - 2022 A/77/246 Protection of the rights of minorities in the institutions, structures and initiatives of the United Nations
GA 76th session - 2021 A/76/162 Minorities, equal participation, social and economic development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
GA 75th session - 2020 A/75/211 Significance and scope of the four categories of minorities
GA 74th session - 2019 A/74/160 Study on the concept of a minority
GA 73rd session - 2018 A/73/205 Statelessness a minority issue
GA 72nd session - 2017 A/72/165 Minority issues
GA 71st session - 2016 A/71/254 Minorities in situations of humanitarian crises
GA 70th session - 2015 A/70/212 Minorities in the criminal justice system
GA 69th session - 2014 A/69/266 Preventing and addressing violence and atrocities against minorities
GA 68th session - 2013 A/68/268 Minority rights-based approaches to the protection and promotion of the rights of religious minorities
GA 67th session - 2012 A/67/293 Role and activities of national institutional mechanisms in promoting and protecting minority Rights
GA 65th session - 2010 A/65/287 Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities