Human Rights Council: 36th session

Human rights council: 36th session

The Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-sixth regular session from 11 to 29 September 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

Biennial panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights
Theme: Resources and compensation necessary to promote accountability and reparations

Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms
Theme: The universal periodic review and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples
Theme: The commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with a special focus on challenges and good practices in achieving the ends of the Declaration
[accessible to persons with disabilities]

Panel discussion on the impact of multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence in the context of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the full enjoyment of all human rights by women and girls

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 36th 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









PM of the Russian Federation and Russian Peace Foundation

Side event: Children - victims of civil conflict in Ukraine




PM of El Salvador

Informal consultation on the draft resolution on unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents




Permanent Delegation of the Commonwealth

Side event: Achieving Goal 8.7: sustainable and inclusive development through eradication of forced labour, ending modern slavery and human trafficking and securing the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour





PM of El Salvador

Informal consultation on the draft resolution on unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents




PM of Norway, Montenegro and UNICEF

Side event: Ending violence against children in Europe and Central Asia




PM of Chile and Committee on the Rights of the Child

Side Event : Challenges posed by the implementation of children’s rights by means of comprehensive national child protection systems




Permanent Mission of Bulgaria, the OHCHR, UNICEFF, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of People with Disabilities

Side event: Empowering Children with Disabilities through Inclusive Education: Building on Diversity


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)



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