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CALENDAR OF MAJOR MEETINGS TO BE HELD AT UNOG IN 2021

The following list is a summary of the main meetings that are to take place at the United Nations Office at Geneva in 2021.The list is provided as a reference to the media and for information purposes only. It is based on data available at the present time and will be updated.

Meeting

Date

Committee on the Rights of the Child, 86th session

 

18 January – 5 February

Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, 37th session

18 29 January

Conference on Disarmament, 1st part

18 January 26 March

Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, 43rd session Session

8 12 February

Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council, 25th session

15  19 February

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 78th session

Country under review: Denmark.

15 25 February

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 69th session

Countries under review: Finland and Latvia.

15 February – 5 March

Human Rights Council, 46th session

22 February 19 March

Human Rights Committee, 131th session

Country under review: Finland.

1 – 26 March

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 24th session

Country under review: Estonia.

8 March 1 April

Group of Governmental Experts to review the operation and further development of the Register of Conventional arms (1st session)

Group of Governmental Experts on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, 2nd session (2nd session)

March

Committee on Migrant Workers, 32th session

Country under review: Chile.

6 16 April

Committee on Enforced Disappearances, 20th session

Country under review: Zambia.

12 April7 May

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 103rd session

Country under review: Botwana

19 – 30 April

Committee against Torture,70th session

Countries under review: Belarus, Chile, Czech Republic, Norway, Qatar, Russian Federation, and Senegal.

26 April – 21 May

United Nations Compensation Commission, Governing Council

27 April

International Law Commission, 72nd session, 1st part

26 April – 4 June

Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, 37th session

3 14 May

Committee on the Rights of the Child, 87th session

Countries under review: Luxembourg and Tunisia.

17 May 4 June

Conference on Disarmament, 2nd part

10 May 25 July

World Health Organisation, 74rd World Health Assembly

28 May – 1 June

International Labour Organization, General Conference, 108th Session

7 18 June

Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, 44th session Session

14 - 18 June

Human Rights Council, 47th session

21 June – 1 July

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women,76th session

Countries under review: Angola, Australia, Bahamas, Colombia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Nepal, Niger, Suriname, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

21 June 9 July

Human Rights Committee, 132th session

Countries under review: Albania, Canada, Ecuador, France, Mozambique, Timor-Leste, and Turkey.

28 June 23 July

International Law Commission, 71nd session, 2st part

5 July 6 August

Committee against Torture, 71st session

Country under review: Belgium.

12 30 July

Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council, 26th session

17 21 August

Conference on Disarmament, 3rd part

26 July 10 September

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,104th session

Countries under review: Lebanon and Netherlands.

9 25 August

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 25th session

16 August 10 September

10th Meeting of States parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological.

20 23 August

Committee on Migrant Workers, 33rd session

Countries under review: Azerbaijan and Rwanda

27 September 8 October

Human Rights Council, 48th session

13 September 1 October

Committee on the Rights of the Child, 21st session

Countries under review: Afghanistan, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eswatini, Netherlands, Poland, Madagascar and Switzerland .

13 24 September

Committee on Enforced Disappearances, 8th session

Countries under review:Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Costa Rica, Mali, and Mauritania.

13 24 September

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 69th session

Countries under review:Armenia, Chad, Mauritania, Qatar, Romania, and State of Palestine.

18 22 October

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Executive Council, 72nd session

October

United Nations Compensation Commission, Governing Council

October

Human Rights Committee,133rd session

Countries under review: Guatemala, Hungary, Jordan and Mauritius.

11 October 5 November

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 80th session

Countries under review: Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, and Yemen.

18 October 12 November

Human Rights Council: Universal Periodic Review, 39th session

1 12 November

Committee against Torture, 72st session

Countries under review: Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Nigeria, Serbia, and Sweden.

8 November 3 December

Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

11 – 13 November

22nd Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

11 – 13 November

CCW Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention

11 -13 November

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,105th session

Countries under review: Afghanistan, Chile, Senegal, Singapore, and Thailand.

15 November3 December

Second Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

November/December(TBD)

States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on their Destruction.

27 November/December (TBD)

Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (Biological Weapons Convention)

November/December (TBD)