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26 February to 5 April 2024


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UN Human Rights Chief on Myanmar at #hrc55 - 1.03.24

"The human rights situation in #Myanmar has morphed into a never-ending nightmare, away from the spotlight of global politics.

Gaza: Worst famine fears realised as 10th child reportedly ‘starves to death’ - 1.03.24

Repeated warnings from humanitarians over desperate food insecurity and imminent famine in Gaza came into focus on Friday amid reports from the enclave’s authorities that a tenth child had died from malnutrition and dehydration.

Geneva Press Briefing: HRC, WMO, IPU, UNHCR, WHO, OCHA - 1.03.24

🎦 Human Rights Council update, 🎦 World Meteorological Organization on extreme and unusual heat, 🎦 Inter-Parliamentary Union on the 148th IPU Assembly, 🎦 the UN Refugee Agency on Sudanese refugee arrivals in Chad and new displacement in Mozambique, 🎦 WHO on improving access to hearing care in low- and middle-income settings 

Press conference: Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Afghanistan - 1.03.24

Richard Bennett, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Afghanistan, will brief the press on his recent report on the human rights situation in Afghanistan.

Happening at UN Geneva

United Nations Human Rights Council

#HRC55 (26 February-5 April) Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The United Nations Human Rights Council will start with its high-level segment from 26 February to 28 February, when dignitaries representing more than 110 Member States will address the Council.

The session will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, 26 February under the presidency of Ambassador Omar Zniber of Morocco.  Delivering statements at the opening will be the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres; the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Dennis Francis; the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk; as well as the Chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis.

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

CESCR 75 Session (12 Feb 2024 - 01 Mar 2024)

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of 18 independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its State parties. The Covenant enshrines economic, social and cultural rights such as the rights to adequate food, adequate housing, education, health, social security, water and sanitation, and work.

The Committee seeks to develop a constructive dialogue with State parties, determine whether the Covenant's norms are being applied, and assess how the implementation and enforcement of the Covenant could be improved so all people can enjoy these rights in full. 

Committee on Enforced Disappearances

26th session, 19 February - 1st March, Palais Wilson, Geneva

The Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) is the body of independent experts which monitors the implementation of the Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance by the States parties.

The Committee and its Secretariat work daily to support victims, civil society organizations, National Human Rights Institutions and States to search for and locate disappeared persons, eradicate, punish and prevent this crime, and repair the damage suffered by the victims.