Human rights council: 34th session

The Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-fourth regular session from 27 February to 24th March 2017 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

  1. Programme of work
  2. Coverage
  3. Resolutions
  4. Side events
  5. NGO participation and submission deadlines
  6. Documents and reports
  7. Further information

1. Programme of work

Panel discussions

List of panel discussions scheduled for the 34th session, with mandating resolutions and main sponsors (as of 13 January 2017)

2. Coverage

A live Webcast service will be available under the Council’s webpage, covering the plenary session online. Relevant and updated information on the 34th session of the HRC will be regularly posted on the HRC Extranet.

You can log-in using the following details:

Username: hrc extranet

Password: 1session.

3. Resolutions

Selected resolutions set to be tabled and discussed will appear on the official HRC session website once they are made available.

4. Side events

Climate change and children's rights
02 March, 3-4pm
Organisation: Earthjustice
Room: XXIV

Leave no child behind - EU guidelines on the promotion and protection of the rights of the child
06 March, 12-2.30pm
Room: XXIV

Informal meeting with the special representative of the Secretary-General on children affected by armed conflict
06 March, 6-7.30pm
Organisation: Child Rights Connect Working Group on Children Affected by Armed Conflict
Room: Rue Varembé – DCI Meeting Room

Supporting the implementation of the 2030 agenda through a rights-based approach: Child focused partnerships
07 March, 1.30-3pm
Room: XXI

Violence against children
07 March, 4.30-6pm
Organisation: Liberation
Room: XII

Child soldiers and rehabilitation
07 March, 5-6pm
Organsiation: CIRID

The impact on children of attacks on health care in situations of armed conflict
08 March, 10.30-12pm
Organisation: Watchlist, Safeguarding health in conflict
Room: XXIV

Children and terrorism
08 March, 12-1.30pm
Organisation: Charitable institute for protecting social victims
Room: XXVI

Tackling illegal adoptions and addressing the rights of victims
08 March, 12-1.30pm
Room: XXI

What are the concrete implications for ending violence against children at national and local levels?
08 March, 4.30-6.30pm

Child victims of terrorism
09 March, 12-1.30pm
Organisation: Association for defending victims of terrorism
Room: XXVI

Workshop empowerment of children rights defenders engagement with the CRC committee
11 March, All day
Organisation: Child rights connect
Room: Child rights connect office

Children and armed conflict
15 March, 09.30-10.30am
Organisation: Association and the protection of women and childrens rights (APWCR)
Room: XV

Ending AIDS in children by 2020
21 March, 1.30-3.00
Organisation: Commission of the churches on international affairs of the world council of churches

Human rights and children in Syria
22 March, 10-11.30
Organisation: Association of world citizens

Children and SDG's
24 March, 09.30-11.00
Organisation: Ariel foundation international
Room: XXIV

5. NGO participation and submission deadlines

Please consult the HRC NGO Participation page for further information. A practical guide for NGO participants (about accreditation, attending the session, access to the public gallery, requesting a room for a parallel event, making an oral statement, documentation and resources, and participation in general, etc.) [Arabic - Chinese- English - French - Russian - Spanish]. Before you request for accreditation to the HRC/UPR sessions and related meetings, please ensure that you have finalized the annual accreditation of your NGO with the United Nations Office at Geneva. For more information on annual accreditations, please consult the following website:

6. Document and Reports

7. Further Information

  • Subscribe to our monthly "Child Rights at the United Nations" CRINmail

  • Read CRIN's guide on the Human Rights Council

  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Press releases are issued by the HRC on a daily basis during HRC sessions and are available on the OHCHR website. In addition, relevant documents are posted on the Human Rights Council extranet.

Civil society news and perspectives are available on the following websites:

  • CONGO (Conference of NGOs in consultative relationship with the UN)

  • ISHR (International Service for Human Rights)


    Please note that these reports are hosted by CRIN as a resource for Child Rights campaigners, researchers and other interested parties. Unless otherwise stated, they are not the work of CRIN and their inclusion in our database does not necessarily signify endorsement or agreement with their content by CRIN.