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Tuesday, June 30
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

Opening of HRC44
Opening of the 44th Human Rights Council session 

A/HRC/44/1, A/HRC/44/1/Corr.1



Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

President of the Human Rights Council


Tuesday June 30, 2020 10:00 - 10:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

10:15 CEST

HC annual report & COVID-19 oral update
PLEASE NOTE: Dignitary (at approx, 10:40) - Video message by H.E. Ms. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

Presentation of the annual report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights worldwide and on the activities of her office, and an oral update on the human rights implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

A/HRC/43/3, A/HRC/PRST/43/1, A/HRC/44/NGO/4, A/HRC/44/NGO/5, A/HRC/44/NGO/6, A/HRC/44/NGO/9, A/HRC/44/NGO/14, A/HRC/44/NGO/15, A/HRC/44/NGO/16, A/HRC/44/NGO/18, A/HRC/44/NGO/20, A/HRC/44/NGO/22, A/HRC/44/NGO/23, A/HRC/44/NGO/25, A/HRC/44/NGO/29, A/HRC/44/NGO/33, A/HRC/44/NGO/34, A/HRC/44/NGO/37, A/HRC/44/NGO/40, A/HRC/44/NGO/41, A/HRC/44/NGO/42, A/HRC/44/NGO/43, A/HRC/44/NGO/44, A/HRC/44/NGO/45, A/HRC/44/NGO/46, A/HRC/44/NGO/47, A/HRC/44/NGO/48, A/HRC/44/NGO/50, A/HRC/44/NGO/51, A/HRC/44/NGO/52, A/HRC/44/NGO/53, A/HRC/44/NGO/54, A/HRC/44/NGO/60, A/HRC/44/NGO/61, A/HRC/44/NGO/63, A/HRC/44/NGO/64, A/HRC/44/NGO/65, A/HRC/44/NGO/66, A/HRC/44/NGO/81, A/HRC/44/NGO/84, A/HRC/44/NGO/91, A/HRC/44/NGO/92, A/HRC/44/NGO/93, A/HRC/44/NGO/97, A/HRC/44/NGO/98, A/HRC/44/NGO/120, A/HRC/44/NGO/127, A/HRC/44/NGO/130

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Tuesday June 30, 2020 10:15 - 10:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

10:45 CEST

EID on HC report on the Philippines
Enhanced interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner's report on the human rights situation in the Philippines

A/HRC/44/22, A/HRC/44/NGO/1, A/HRC/44/NGO/8, A/HRC/44/NGO/116, A/HRC/44/NGO/125, A/HRC/44/G/2

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Tuesday June 30, 2020 10:45 - 12:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

12:45 CEST

ID on HC oral update on Rohingya people
Interactive dialogue on the oral update by the High Commissioner on the human rights situation of Rohingya Muslim minority and other minorities in Myanmar

A/HRC/RES/S-27/1, A/HRC/44/NGO/24, A/HRC/44/NGO/3

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Tuesday June 30, 2020 12:45 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:00 CEST

ID on HC oral update on Rohingya people (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue on the oral update by the High Commissioner on the human rights situation of Rohingya Muslim minority and other minorities in Myanmar (continued)

A/HRC/RES/S-27/1, A/HRC/44/NGO/24, A/HRC/44/NGO/3

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Tuesday June 30, 2020 15:00 - 16:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:00 CEST

Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and Switzerland - Co-sponsors meeting
Co-sponsors meeting on the draft resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests

Tuesday June 30, 2020 15:00 - 16:30 CEST

16:15 CEST

ID with SR on Eritrea
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea

A/HRC/44/23, A/HRC/44/NGO/19, A/HRC/44/NGO/59, A/HRC/44/G/4

Speakers
avatar for Daniela Kravetz

Daniela Kravetz

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea


Tuesday June 30, 2020 16:15 - 17:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

17:30 CEST

ID on HC annual report
Interactive dialogue on the annual report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/43/3

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Tuesday June 30, 2020 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Wednesday, July 1
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

EU Delegation - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus

Wednesday July 1, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

10:00 CEST

Annual discussion on child rights
Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of the child
Panel 1: A healthy environment as a child rights concern: setting the scene

Chair: H.E. Ms. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement: Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Walter Stevens, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Panellists:
  • Mr. Clarence Nelson, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Dr. Maria Neira, Director - Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization
  • Junior, Child environmental human rights defender from Côte d’Ivoire (video message)

A/HRC/RES/40/14, A/HRC/43/30, A/HRC/44/NGO/10, A/HRC/44/NGO/12, A/HRC/44/NGO/47, A/HRC/44/NGO/119

Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

President of the Human Rights Council
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Wednesday July 1, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

12:00 CEST

ID on HC annual report (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue on the annual report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights (continued)

A/HRC/43/3

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Wednesday July 1, 2020 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

14:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Portugal - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the mandate renewal of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education

Wednesday July 1, 2020 14:00 - 15:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

15:00 CEST

Annual discussion on child rights
Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of the child
Panel 2: Ensuring children’s rights through a healthy environment: a call to action


Chair: H.E. Ms. Socorro Flores Liera, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Ricardo González Arenas, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Panellists:
  • Mr. David R. Boyd, Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (video message)
  • Mr. Sanjay Wijesekera, Director of Programmes, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (video message) and Ms. Henriette Ahrens, Deputy Director of Programmes, UNICEF (concluding remarks)
  • Carmen Juliana, Child environmental human rights defender from Colombia (video message)

A/HRC/RES/40/14, A/HRC/43/30, A/HRC/44/NGO/10, A/HRC/44/NGO/12, A/HRC/44/NGO/47, A/HRC/44/NGO/119

Wednesday July 1, 2020 15:00 - 16:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

16:45 CEST

ID on HC annual report (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue on the annual report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights (continued)

A/HRC/43/3

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Wednesday July 1, 2020 16:45 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Thursday, July 2
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

ID on HC annual report (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue on the annual report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights (continued)

A/HRC/43/3

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Thursday July 2, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Japan - Informal consultations
Informal consultation on the draft resolution on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

Thursday July 2, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Sweden - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Thursday July 2, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

11:00 CEST

SG/HC reports on item 2 (Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ukraine)
Presentation of reports of SG and HC under item 2 (Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ukraine)

Promotion and protection of human rights in Nicaragua (oral update)

Situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
A/HRC/44/20
 
Situation of human rights in Ukraine
A/HRC/44/21, A/HRC/44/NI/1

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Thursday July 2, 2020 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

11:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Canada - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on freedom of opinion and expression

Thursday July 2, 2020 11:30 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

12:30 CEST

ID with SR on trafficking
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children

A/HRC/44/45, A/HRC/44/45/Add.1, A/HRC/44/NGO/108

Speakers
avatar for Maria Grazia Giammarinaro 

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro 

Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children


Thursday July 2, 2020 12:30 - 13:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

14:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Australia - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the contribution of the respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms to the achievement of the purposes and principles of the UN Charter

Thursday July 2, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

15:00 CEST

ID with SRSG on violence against children
Interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children

A/HRC/43/39, A/HRC/44/NGO/62

Speakers
avatar for Najat Maalla M’jid

Najat Maalla M’jid

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children


Thursday July 2, 2020 15:00 - 17:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

16:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of the Philippines - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on climate change and human rights

Thursday July 2, 2020 16:00 - 17:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

17:00 CEST

ID with SRGS on children & armed conflict
Interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict

A/HRC/43/38, A/HRC/44/NGO/62, A/HRC/44/NGO/88, A/HRC/44/NGO/115, A/HRC/44/NGO/117

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Gamba

Virginia Gamba

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict


Thursday July 2, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Friday, July 3
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Norway - Co-sponsors meeting
Co-sponsors meeting on the draft resolution on the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises and improving accountability and access to remedy

Friday July 3, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

10:00 CEST

ID with SR on trafficking (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children (continued)

A/HRC/44/45, A/HRC/44/45/Add.1, A/HRC/44/NGO/108

Speakers
avatar for Maria Grazia Giammarinaro 

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro 

Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children


Friday July 3, 2020 10:00 - 11:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

11:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Canada - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on freedom of opinion and expression

Friday July 3, 2020 11:30 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

11:45 CEST

ID with SR on educaction
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education

A/HRC/44/39, A/HRC/44/39/Add.1, A/HRC/44/39/Add.2, A/HRC/44/39/Add.3, A/HRC/44/NGO/25

Speakers
avatar for Koumbou Boly Barry

Koumbou Boly Barry

Special Rapporteur on the right to education


Friday July 3, 2020 11:45 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

13:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Germany - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur  on trafficking in persons, especially women and children

Friday July 3, 2020 13:00 - 14:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

13:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Hungary - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Friday July 3, 2020 13:00 - 14:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

14:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Mexico - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls

Friday July 3, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

14:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Peru - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the Fifteenth anniversary of the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, as enshrined in the World Summit Outcome of 2005

Friday July 3, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

15:00 CEST

ID with SR on educaction (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education (continued)

A/HRC/44/39, A/HRC/44/39/Add.1, A/HRC/44/39/Add.2, A/HRC/44/39/Add.3, A/HRC/44/NGO/25

Speakers
avatar for Koumbou Boly Barry

Koumbou Boly Barry

Special Rapporteur on the right to education


Friday July 3, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

16:00 CEST

ID with SRSG on children & armed conflict (cont’d)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict (continued)

A/HRC/43/38, A/HRC/44/NGO/62, A/HRC/44/NGO/88, A/HRC/44/NGO/115, A/HRC/44/NGO/117

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Gamba

Virginia Gamba

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict


Friday July 3, 2020 16:00 - 17:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

17:15 CEST

ID with SR on health

Speakers
avatar for Dainius Pūras

Dainius Pūras

Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health


Friday July 3, 2020 17:15 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Monday, July 6
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso on behalf of the African Group - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the elimination of female genital mutilation

Monday July 6, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of the Netherlands - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the situation of human rights in Eritrea

Monday July 6, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

10:00 CEST

ID with SR on health (cont’d)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to health (continued)

A/HRC/44/48, A/HRC/44/48/Add.1, A/HRC/44/48/Add.2, A/HRC/44/NGO/2, A/HRC/44/NGO/17, A/HRC/44/NGO/32, A/HRC/44/NGO/48, A/HRC/44/NGO/85, A/HRC/44/NGO/86

Speakers
avatar for Dainius Pūras

Dainius Pūras

Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health


Monday July 6, 2020 10:00 - 11:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

11:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Switzerland - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests

Monday July 6, 2020 11:30 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

11:45 CEST

ID with WG on discrimination against women
Interactive dialogue with the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls

A/HRC/44/51, A/HRC/44/51/Add.1, A/HRC/44/NGO/27

Speakers
avatar for Ivana Radačić

Ivana Radačić

Chair of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
avatar for Elizabeth Broderick

Elizabeth Broderick

Member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
avatar for Alda Facio

Alda Facio

Member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
avatar for Meskerem Geset Techane

Meskerem Geset Techane

Member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
avatar for Melissa Upreti

Melissa Upreti

Member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls


Monday July 6, 2020 11:45 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

14:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Canada - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on freedom of opinion and expression

Monday July 6, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

14:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Norway - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises and improving accountability and access to remedy

Monday July 6, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

15:00 CEST

ID with SR on migrants
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

A/HRC/44/42, A/HRC/44/42/Add.1, A/HRC/44/42/Add.2, A/HRC/44/42/Add.3, A/HRC/44/42/Add.4, A/HRC/44/NGO/60, A/HRC/44/NGO/38

Speakers
avatar for Felipe González Morales

Felipe González Morales

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants


Monday July 6, 2020 15:00 - 17:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

17:00 CEST

ID with SR on leprosy
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

A/HRC/44/46, A/HRC/44/46/Add.1, A/HRC/44/46/Add.2, A/HRC/44/46/Add.3

Speakers
avatar for Alice Cruz

Alice Cruz

Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members


Monday July 6, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Tuesday, July 7
 

09:00 CEST

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

ID with WG on discrimination against women (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls (continued)

A/HRC/44/51, A/HRC/44/51/Add.1, A/HRC/44/NGO/27


Speakers
avatar for Ivana Radačić

Ivana Radačić

Chair of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
avatar for Elizabeth Broderick

Elizabeth Broderick

Member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
avatar for Alda Facio

Alda Facio

Member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
avatar for Meskerem Geset Techane

Meskerem Geset Techane

Member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
avatar for Melissa Upreti

Melissa Upreti

Member of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls


Tuesday July 7, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Mexico - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the mandate renewal of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Tuesday July 7, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

Tuesday July 7, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

11:00 CEST

ID with SR on extreme poverty
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

A/HRC/44/40, A/HRC/44/40/Add.1, A/HRC/44/40/Add.2, A/HRC/44/40/Add.3, A/HRC/44/40/Add.4, A/HRC/44/NGO/93

Speakers
avatar for Olivier De Schutter

Olivier De Schutter

Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights


Tuesday July 7, 2020 11:00 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

11:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan on behalf of NAM - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights

Tuesday July 7, 2020 11:30 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

11:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso on behalf of the African Group - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the elimination of female genital mutilation

Tuesday July 7, 2020 11:30 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

13:00 CEST

13:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Australia - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the contribution of the respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms to the achievement of the purposes and principles of the UN Charter

Tuesday July 7, 2020 13:00 - 14:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

13:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Switzerland - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on peaceful protests

Tuesday July 7, 2020 13:00 - 14:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

14:00 CEST

Press conference with COI Syria
NOTE: Access to press conferences is strictly limited to accredited journalists

Launch of report by the Commission of Inquiry on Syria focussing on events in Idlib and surrounding areas from 1 November 2019 to 1 June 2020 (mandated by HRC resolution 43/28 of 22 June 2020; scheduled to be presented to the HRC on 14 July)

Speakers:
  • Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Hanny Megally, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

Speakers
avatar for Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria
avatar for Karen Koning AbuZayd

Karen Koning AbuZayd

Member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria
avatar for Hanny Megally

Hanny Megally

Member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria


Tuesday July 7, 2020 14:00 - 14:45 CEST
Virtual

14:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Mexico - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls

Tuesday July 7, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

14:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Peru - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the Fifteenth anniversary of the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, as enshrined in the World Summit Outcome of 2005

Tuesday July 7, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

15:00 CEST

ID with SR on violence against women
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

A/HRC/44/52, A/HRC/44/52/Add.1, A/HRC/44/52/Add.2, A/HRC/44/NGO/20, A/HRC/44/NGO/31, A/HRC/44/NGO/40, A/HRC/44/NGO/49, A/HRC/44/NGO/63, A/HRC/44/NGO/69, A/HRC/44/NGO/94

Speakers
avatar for Dubravka Šimonovic

Dubravka Šimonovic

Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences


Tuesday July 7, 2020 15:00 - 17:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

17:00 CEST

ID with SR on leprosy (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members (continued)

A/HRC/44/46, A/HRC/44/46/Add.1, A/HRC/44/46/Add.2, A/HRC/44/46/Add.3

Speakers
avatar for Alice Cruz

Alice Cruz

Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members


Tuesday July 7, 2020 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

17:30 CEST

ID with IE on SOGI
Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

A/HRC/44/53, A/HRC/44/53/Add.1, A/HRC/44/53/Add.2, A/HRC/44/NGO/65, A/HRC/44/NI/2

Speakers
avatar for Victor Madrigal-Borloz

Victor Madrigal-Borloz

Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity


Tuesday July 7, 2020 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Wednesday, July 8
 

09:00 CEST

09:00 CEST

09:00 CEST

Panel on new digital technologies
Panel discussion on the impacts, opportunities and challenges of new and emerging digital technologies with regard to the promotion and protection of human rights - accessible

Chair: H.E. Ms. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement: Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists:
  • H.E. Ms. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communications of Ghana (video message)
  • Mr. Changrok Soh, Member of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (video message)
  • Ms. María Paz Canales, Executive Director, Derechos Digitales (video message)
  • Mr. Steve Crown, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft (video message)

A/HRC/RES/41/11, A/HRC/44/NGO/66

Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

President of the Human Rights Council
avatar for Nada Al-Nashif

Nada Al-Nashif

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights


Wednesday July 8, 2020 09:00 - 10:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of France - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on extreme poverty and human rights

Wednesday July 8, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

10:45 CEST

ID with SR on IDPs
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons

A/HRC/44/41, A/HRC/44/41/Add.1

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons


Wednesday July 8, 2020 10:45 - 12:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

11:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Cuba - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolutions on social forum and on the mandate of the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity

Wednesday July 8, 2020 11:30 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

13:00 CEST

Panel discussion on climate change
Panel discussion on the rights of persons with disabilities in the context of climate change - accessible

Chair: H.E. Mr. Juraj Podhorský, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement: Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panellists:
  • Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • Ms. Amalia A. Decena, President of Handicapables Association of Cagayan, Philippines (video message)
  • Mr. Sébastien Jodoin, Assistant Professor at the McGill University Faculty of Law and Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and the Environment (video message)
  • Ms. Deborah Iyute Oyuu, Programme Officer at the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (video message)

A/HRC/RES/41/21, A/HRC/44/30, A/HRC/44/NGO/7, A/HRC/44/NGO/9, A/HRC/44/NGO/76, A/HRC/44/NGO/120

Speakers
avatar for Juraj Podhorský

Juraj Podhorský

Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
avatar for Nada Al-Nashif

Nada Al-Nashif

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights


Wednesday July 8, 2020 13:00 - 15:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

14:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of South Africa - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the central role of Government in responding to pandemics, crises and driving development for the enjoyment of all human rights

Wednesday July 8, 2020 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

15:00 CEST

ID with IE on SOGI (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (continued)

A/HRC/44/53, A/HRC/44/53/Add.1, A/HRC/44/53/Add.2, A/HRC/44/NGO/65, A/HRC/44/NI/2

Speakers
avatar for Victor Madrigal-Borloz

Victor Madrigal-Borloz

Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity


Wednesday July 8, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

16:00 CEST

 
Thursday, July 9
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

ID with SR on IDPs (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons

A/HRC/44/41, A/HRC/44/41/Add.1

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

Cecilia Jimenez-Damary

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons


Thursday July 9, 2020 10:00 - 10:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Canada - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on freedom of opinion and expression

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of South Africa - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the central role of Government in responding to pandemics, crises and driving development for the enjoyment of all human rights

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

10:45 CEST

ID with SR on summary executions
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions 

A/HRC/44/38, A/HRC/44/NGO/55, A/HRC/44/NGO/56, A/HRC/44/NGO/57, A/HRC/44/NGO/61, A/HRC/44/NGO/111, A/HRC/44/NGO/113, A/HRC/44/NGO/124

Speakers
avatar for Agnes Callamard

Agnes Callamard

Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions


Thursday July 9, 2020 10:45 - 12:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

12:15 CEST

ID with SR peaceful assembly
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

A/HRC/44/50, A/HRC/44/50/Add.1, A/HRC/44/50/Add.2, A/HRC/44/50/Add.3, A/HRC/44/50/Add.4, A/HRC/44/NGO/6, A/HRC/44/NGO/30, A/HRC/44/NGO/90, A/HRC/44/NGO/101

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert. Live English captioning will be provided.]

Speakers
avatar for Clément Nyaletsossi Voule

Clément Nyaletsossi Voule

Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association


Thursday July 9, 2020 12:15 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

13:00 CEST

13:00 CEST

13:30 CEST

Press conference with SR on summary executions
NOTE: Access to press conferences is strictly limited to accredited journalists. This is a hybrid Press Conference.

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Speaker:
  • Dr. Agnès Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Speakers
avatar for Agnes Callamard

Agnes Callamard

Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions


Thursday July 9, 2020 13:30 - 14:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room III

13:30 CEST

OHCHR - Meeting of the HRC President with the NGOs
Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

President of the Human Rights Council


Thursday July 9, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 CEST
Virtual

15:00 CEST

ID with IE on SOGI (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (continued)

A/HRC/44/53A/HRC/44/53/Add.1A/HRC/44/53/Add.2A/HRC/44/NGO/65A/HRC/44/NI/2

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for Victor Madrigal-Borloz

Victor Madrigal-Borloz

Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity


Thursday July 9, 2020 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:30 CEST

ID with IE on international solidarity
Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity

A/HRC/44/44, A/HRC/44/44/Add.1, A/HRC/44/44/Add.2, A/HRC/44/44/Add.2/Corr.1, A/HRC/44/NGO/5, A/HRC/44/NGO/46

Speakers
avatar for Obiora C. Okafor

Obiora C. Okafor

Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity


Thursday July 9, 2020 15:30 - 17:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

17:00 CEST

ID with WG on TNCs
Interactive dialogue with the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

A/HRC/44/43A/HRC/44/43/Add.1A/HRC/44/43/Add.2A/HRC/44/43/Add.4A/HRC/44/NGO/26A/HRC/44/NGO/33A/HRC/44/NGO/34A/HRC/44/NGO/35

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Thursday July 9, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Friday, July 10
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

ID with SR peaceful assembly (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (continued)

A/HRC/44/50, A/HRC/44/50/Add.1, A/HRC/44/50/Add.2, A/HRC/44/50/Add.3, A/HRC/44/50/Add.4, A/HRC/44/NGO/6, A/HRC/44/NGO/30, A/HRC/44/NGO/90, A/HRC/44/NGO/101

Speakers
avatar for Clément Nyaletsossi Voule

Clément Nyaletsossi Voule

Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association


Friday July 10, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

10:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of South Africa - Informal consultations
Informal consultations on the draft resolution on the central role of Government in responding to pandemics, crises and driving development for the enjoyment of all human rights

Friday July 10, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

11:15 CEST

ID with SR on Belarus
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus

A/HRC/44/55

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for Anaïs Marin

Anaïs Marin

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus


Friday July 10, 2020 11:15 - 12:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:00 CEST

ID with WG on TNCs (cont’d)
Interactive dialogue with the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (continued)

A/HRC/44/43, A/HRC/44/43/Add.1, A/HRC/44/43/Add.2, A/HRC/44/43/Add.4, A/HRC/44/NGO/26, A/HRC/44/NGO/33, A/HRC/44/NGO/34, A/HRC/44/NGO/35

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Friday July 10, 2020 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:30 CEST

ID with SR freedom of expression
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

A/HRC/44/49, A/HRC/44/49/Add.1, A/HRC/44/49/Add.3, A/HRC/44/NGO/4, A/HRC/44/NGO/11, A/HRC/44/NGO/14, A/HRC/44/NGO/82, A/HRC/44/NGO/83, A/HRC/44/NGO/87, A/HRC/44/NGO/89, A/HRC/44/NGO/92, A/HRC/44/NGO/96, A/HRC/44/NGO/107, A/HRC/44/NGO/128, A/HRC/44/NGO/129

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for David Kaye

David Kaye

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression


Friday July 10, 2020 15:30 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Monday, July 13
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

Annual discussion on women's rights
Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women

Panel 1: Accountability for women and girls in humanitarian settings

Chair: H.E. Ms. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statements
  • Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (video message)

Moderator: Mr. Tammam Aloudat, Deputy Executive Director of the Access Campaign, Medecins Sans Frontières, Switzerland

Panellists:
  • Ms. Tatiana Mukanire, National Coordinator for the National Network of Survivors of Sexual Violence (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (video message)
  • Ms. Sara Hossain, Lawyer and Honorary Executive Director of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (Bangladesh) (video message)
  • Ms. Enid Muthoni Ndiga, Senior Vice President, Global Legal Programme of the Center for Reproductive Rights (Kenya)

Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

President of the Human Rights Council
avatar for Nada Al-Nashif

Nada Al-Nashif

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights


Monday July 13, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:00 CEST

ID with SR judges and lawyers
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

A/HRC/44/47, A/HRC/44/47/Add.1, A/HRC/44/47/Add.2, A/HRC/44/47/Add.3, A/HRC/44/47/Add.4, A/HRC/44/NGO/1, A/HRC/44/NGO/28, A/HRC/44/NGO/58, A/HRC/44/NGO/91, A/HRC/44/NGO/112

Speakers
avatar for Diego García-Sayán

Diego García-Sayán

Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers


Monday July 13, 2020 15:00 - 16:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

16:00 CEST

Press conference with SR on freedom of expression
NOTE: Access to press conferences is strictly limited to accredited journalists. This is a hybrid Press Conference.

Discussing global trends related to freedom of expression with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye 

Speaker:
  • David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression


Speakers
avatar for David Kaye

David Kaye

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression


Monday July 13, 2020 16:00 - 16:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room III

16:45 CEST

Item 3 - presentation of reports

Speakers
avatar for Peggy Hicks

Peggy Hicks

Director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, OHCHR


Monday July 13, 2020 16:45 - 17:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

17:15 CEST

ID with SR on Myanmar
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (oral progress report)

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Andrews

Thomas Andrews

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar


Monday July 13, 2020 17:15 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Tuesday, July 14
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

Annual discussion on women's rights
Annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women

Panel 2: COVID-19 and women’s rights 

Chair: H.E. Mr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statements:
  • Ms. Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • H.E. Ms. Arancha González Laya, Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain (video message)
Panellists:
  • Ms. Editar Adhiambo Ochieng, Founder of the Feminist for Peace Rights and Justice Centre and feminist activist from Kibera informal settlement, Kenya (video message)
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (video message)
  • Ms. Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (video message)
  • Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) (video message) and Ms. Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director of UN-Women (concluding remarks)

Speakers
avatar for Nasir Ahmad Andisha

Nasir Ahmad Andisha

Vice President of the Human Rights Council
avatar for Peggy Hicks

Peggy Hicks

Director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, OHCHR


Tuesday July 14, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

11:00 CEST

12:00 CEST

ID with the COI Burundi
Interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (oral update)

A/HRC/RES/42/26

Speakers
avatar for Doudou Diène

Doudou Diène

Members of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi
avatar for Lucy Asuagbor

Lucy Asuagbor

Member of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi
avatar for Francoise Hampson

Francoise Hampson

Member of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi


Tuesday July 14, 2020 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

13:00 CEST

15:00 CEST

ID with SR on Myanmar (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (oral progress report) (continued)

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Andrews

Thomas Andrews

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar


Tuesday July 14, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

16:00 CEST

ID with COI Syria
Interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

Speakers
avatar for Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria
avatar for Karen Koning AbuZayd

Karen Koning AbuZayd

Member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria
avatar for Hanny Megally

Hanny Megally

Member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria


Tuesday July 14, 2020 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Wednesday, July 15
 

09:00 CEST

10:00 CEST

Annual discussion on technical cooperation
 Annual thematic panel discussion on technical cooperation and capacity-building 

Theme: Upholding the human rights of prisoners, including women prisoners and offenders: enhancing technical cooperation and capacity-building in the implementation of the
Nelson Mandela Rules and the Bangkok Rules


Chair: H.E. Mr. Yackoley Kokou Johnson, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement: Ms. Georgette Gagnon, Director of the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Moderator
  • H.E. Mr. Sek Wannamethee, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Video screening: Implementation of the Bangkok Rules in practice – Ministry of Justice of Thailand (5:19 min.)

Panellists
  • H.E. Mr. Sabri Bachtobji, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and specialized institutions in Switzerland
  • Ms. Olivia Rope, Director of Policy and International Advocacy, Penal Reform International (video message)
  • Mr. Sven Pfeiffer, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Justice Section, Division for Operations, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (video message)

A/HRC/RES/18/18, A/HRC/RES/42/32, A/HRC/44/37, A/HRC/44/NGO/80

[Modalities for participation in the panel discussion: The opening statements and presentations of panellists will be followed by a two-part interactive discussion for States and observers, including national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) intervening from the floor. Online inscription in the list of speakers (https://spreg.ohchr.org) for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June at 4 p.m. and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the beginning of the panel. Afterwards, inscription can still be made by sending an email to hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . As per practice, statements by high-level dignitaries and groups will be moved to the beginning of the list. The list will be closed approximately 15 minutes after the discussion has started. NHRIs and NGOs are requested to inscribe online at least 24 hours before the debate. NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration by email at ngoconfirmation@ohchr.org only, at least the day before the debate is scheduled to take place. Speaking time is 2 minutes for all. The concept note for the panel is available on the HRC44 Extranet.]

Speakers
avatar for Yackoley Kokou Johnson

Yackoley Kokou Johnson

Vice President of the Human Rights Council
avatar for Georgette Gagnon

Georgette Gagnon

Director of the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division, OHCHR


Wednesday July 15, 2020 10:00 - 12:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

11:00 CEST

Permanent Mission of Mexico - Co-sponsors meeting
Co-sponsors meeting on the draft resolution on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls

Wednesday July 15, 2020 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII

11:30 CEST

Permanent Mission of Switzerland - Co-sponsors meeting
Co-sponsors meeting on the draft resolution on promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests

Wednesday July 15, 2020 11:30 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

12:00 CEST

ID on HC report on Venezuela
Interactive dialogue on the United Nations High Commissioner's report on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 
 
A/HRC/RES/42/25, A/HRC/44/54, A/HRC/44/G/14, A/HRC/44/G/15

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Wednesday July 15, 2020 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:00 CEST

ID on HC report on Venezuela (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue on the United Nations High Commissioner's report on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 
 
A/HRC/RES/42/25, A/HRC/44/54A/HRC/44/G/14A/HRC/44/G/15

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Wednesday July 15, 2020 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:45 CEST

Report of Forum on Business & Human Rights
Presentation of the report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on the eighth session of the Forum on Business and Human Rights

A/HRC/44/56

Wednesday July 15, 2020 15:45 - 16:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

16:00 CEST

ID with SR on racism
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance 

A/HRC/44/57, A/HRC/44/57/Add.1, A/HRC/44/57/Add.2, A/HRC/44/57/Add.3, A/HRC/44/58, A/HRC/44/NGO/43, A/HRC/44/NGO/44, A/HRC/44/NGO/71, A/HRC/44/NGO/72, A/HRC/44/NGO/73, A/HRC/44/NGO/74, A/HRC/44/NGO/75, A/HRC/44/NGO/77, A/HRC/44/NGO/100, A/HRC/44/NGO/102, A/HRC/44/NGO/105, A/HRC/44/NGO/109, A/HRC/44/NGO/114, A/HRC/44/NGO/118, A/HRC/44/NGO/122

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for E. Tendayi Achiume

E. Tendayi Achiume

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance


Wednesday July 15, 2020 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall
 
Thursday, July 16
 

09:00 CEST

UPR adoptions
Universal Periodic Review adoptions

A/HRC/44/18, A/HRC/44/19

Spain
A/HRC/44/7, A/HRC/44/7/Add.1, A/HRC/44/NGO/90

Kuwait
A/HRC/44/17, A/HRC/44/17/Add.1, A/HRC/44/NGO/21


[Modalities for participation in the UPR segment – time allocated is 1 hour for each State under review: Total time for State under review is 20 minutes. NHRI with A status can speak for 2 minutes immediately following the State. Total time for States Members of the Council, observer States, United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations is 20 minutes and speaking time varies depending on the number of speakers. Total time for other stakeholders is 20 minutes, with speaking time of 2 minutes for all.]

Thursday July 16, 2020 09:00 - 11:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

11:00 CEST

EID on oral reports of the Sudan & OHCHR
Enhanced interactive dialogue on the oral reports of the Sudan and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/RES/42/35, A/HRC/44/NGO/79

[Modalities for participation in the enhanced interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for Nada Al-Nashif

Nada Al-Nashif

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights


Thursday July 16, 2020 11:00 - 12:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

12:45 CEST

Presentation of HC oral update on Georgia
Presentation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights oral update on the cooperation with Georgia
 
A/HRC/RES/43/7

Speakers
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Georgette Gagnon

Director of the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division, OHCHR


Thursday July 16, 2020 12:45 - 13:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

13:00 CEST

ID with SR on OPT
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967

A/HRC/44/60, A/HRC/44/NGO/45, A/HRC/44/NGO/70, A/HRC/44/NGO/99, A/HRC/44/NGO/103, A/HRC/44/NGO/104, A/HRC/44/NGO/106, A/HRC/44/NGO/121, A/HRC/44/NGO/123, A/HRC/44/NGO/126, A/HRC/44/NGO/127, A/HRC/44/NGO/131, A/HRC/44/NI/3

[Modalities for participation in the enhanced interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
avatar for S. Michael Lynk

S. Michael Lynk

Special Rapporteur is to assess the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory


Thursday July 16, 2020 13:00 - 14:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

14:45 CEST

ID with SR on racism (cont'd)
Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance ​​​​(continued)

A/HRC/44/57, A/HRC/44/57/Add.1, A/HRC/44/57/Add.2, A/HRC/44/57/Add.3, A/HRC/44/58, A/HRC/44/NGO/43, A/HRC/44/NGO/44, A/HRC/44/NGO/71, A/HRC/44/NGO/72, A/HRC/44/NGO/73, A/HRC/44/NGO/74, A/HRC/44/NGO/75, A/HRC/44/NGO/77, A/HRC/44/NGO/100, A/HRC/44/NGO/102, A/HRC/44/NGO/105, A/HRC/44/NGO/109, A/HRC/44/NGO/114, A/HRC/44/NGO/118, A/HRC/44/NGO/122

[Modalities for participation in the interactive dialogue: Online inscription in the list of speakers for States, United Nations agencies and international and regional organizations opened on 25 June and remains open for inscriptions until 24 hours before the meeting in which the interactive dialogue in question is scheduled to start. Afterwards, inscription can still be made at hrclistofspeakers@ohchr.org . The lists close approximately 15 minutes after the beginning of each interactive dialogue. NHRIs and NGOS are requested to inscribe online and NGOs are requested to confirm their on-line registration at hrcngo@ohchr.org . Speaking time is 1.5 minutes for all. Please refer to announcements made in the Assembly Hall and through SMS alert.]

Speakers
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E. Tendayi Achiume

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance


Thursday July 16, 2020 14:45 - 15:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall

15:45 CEST

Decisions & conclusions
Decisions and conclusions

NOTE: The following list includes all the draft proposals submitted by the sponsors, arranged by agenda item. The proposals ready for action will be announced by the President at the beginning of the voting process.

Item 2
A/HRC/44/L.8
A/HRC/44/L.23/Rev.1

Item 3
A/HRC/44/L.1
A/HRC/44/L.2
A/HRC/44/L.3
A/HRC/44/L.4
A/HRC/44/L.5
A/HRC/44/L.6
A/HRC/44/L.7
A/HRC/44/L.11 and amendments A/HRC/44/L.24, A/HRC/44/L.25, A/HRC/44/L.26
A/HRC/44/L.13
A/HRC/44/L.18/Rev.1 and amendments A/HRC/44/L.27, A/HRC/44/L.28, A/HRC/44/L.29
A/HRC/44/L.19
A/HRC/44/L.20
A/HRC/44/L.22

Item 4
A/HRC/44/L.9
A/HRC/44/L.10

Item 5
A/HRC/44/L.16

Item 8
A/HRC/44/L.17/Rev.1


Thursday July 16, 2020 15:45 - 18:00 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX
 
Friday, July 17
 

09:00 CEST

Decisions & conclusions (cont'd)
Decisions and conclusions (continued)

NOTE: The following list includes all the remaining draft proposals submitted by the sponsors and arranged by agenda item.

Item 3
A/HRC/44/L.11 and amendments A/HRC/44/L.24A/HRC/44/L.25A/HRC/44/L.26
A/HRC/44/L.12
A/HRC/44/L.14
A/HRC/44/L.20
A/HRC/44/L.21 and amendments A/HRC/44/L.30A/HRC/44/L.31A/HRC/44/L.32A/HRC/44/L.33A/HRC/44/L.34
A/HRC/44/L.22

Item 4
A/HRC/44/L.9
A/HRC/44/L.10

Item 5
A/HRC/44/L.16

Item 8
A/HRC/44/L.17/Rev.1

Friday July 17, 2020 09:00 - 12:15 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX

14:00 CEST

Decisions & conclusions (cont'd)
Decisions and conclusions (continued)

NOTE: The following list includes all the remaining draft proposals submitted by the sponsors and arranged by agenda item.

Item 3
A/HRC/44/L.11 and amendments A/HRC/44/L.24, A/HRC/44/L.25, A/HRC/44/L.26

Item 4
A/HRC/44/L.10

Item 5
A/HRC/44/L.16

Item 8
A/HRC/44/L.17/Rev.1

Appointment of SP mandate holders

Adoption of the session report

Friday July 17, 2020 14:00 - 16:45 CEST
Palais des Nations, Room XX
 
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