Human Rights Council: 37th session
The Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-seventh regular session from 26 February to 23 March 2018 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
- Programme of work
- Side events
- NGO participation and submission deadlines
- Further information
1. Programme of work
Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming
Theme: The promotion and protection of human rights in the light of the universal periodic review mechanism: challenges and opportunities
Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child
Theme: Protecting the rights of the child in humanitarian situations
Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities
Theme: Article 13 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities regarding access to justice
High-level panel discussion on violations of the human rights of children in the Syrian Arab Republic
Debate on promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination (Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)
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
Selected resolutions set to be tabled and discussed will appear on the official HRC session website once they are made available.
4. Side events
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: www.unog.ch/ngo/accreditation.
6. 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)