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CALENDAR OF MAJOR MEETINGS TO BE HELD AT UNOG IN 2020

The following list is a summary of the main meetings that are to take place at the United Nations Office at Geneva in 2020.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

Annual FerMUN and launch of the 75th UN anniversary

8 –10 January

Committee on the Rights of the Child, 83rd session

Countries under review: Austria, Belarus, Costa Rica, Hungary, Rwanda and State of Palestine.

20 January 7 February

Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, 35th session

2031 January

Conference on Disarmament, 1st part

20 January 27 March

Subcommittee on Prevention of torture, 39th session

February

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 75th session

Countries under review:Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Eritrea, Kiribati, Latvia, Pakistan, Republic of Moldova and Zimbabwe.

1028 February

Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council, 24th session

17 21 February

Committee on Economic,Social and Cultural Rights, 67th session

Countries under review: Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway and Ukraine.

17 February 6 March

Human Rights Council, 43rd session

Main annual session

24 February 20 March

Group of Governmental Experts on advancing responsible state behavior in cyberspace in the context of international security (session 2)

24 -28 February

Committee on the Rights of the Child, 84th session

Countries under review:Cook Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of) and Tuvalu.

2 6 March

Human Rights Committee, 128th session

Countries under review: Central African Republic, Portugal, Tunisia and Uzbekistan.

2 27 March

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 23rd session

Countries under review: Bangladesh, Djibouti, Estonia, Hungary, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Venezuela

9 March 27 March

Group of Governmental Experts of the High Contracting Parties related to emerging technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)

30 March 3 April

Committee on Migrant Workers, 32nd session

Countries under review: Cabo Verde, Chile, Paraguay and Rwanda

30 March 9 April

Committee on Enforced Disappearances, 18th session

Countries under review: Iraq, Mongolia and Switzerland.

30 March 8 April

Committee on the Eliminationof Racial Discrimination, 101th session

Countries under review: Denmark, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, Singapore and Switzerland.

20 April 8 May

Committee against Torture, 69th session

Countries under review:Cuba, Iceland, Kenya, Montenegro, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.

20 April 15 May

Geneva UN@75 Dialogues

20 -24 April

Group of Governmental Experts on Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus (session 2)

20 -24 April

United Nations Compensation Commission, Governing Council

April

International Law Commission, 72nd session, 1st part

May

Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, 36th session

4 15 May

Committee on the Rights of the Child, 85st session

Countries under review: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eswatini and Tunisia.

11 29 May

Conference on Disarmament, 2nd part

26 May 10 July

World Health Organisation, 73rd World Health Assembly

May

International Labour Organization, General Conference, 109th Session

25 May 5 June

Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture, 40th Session

June

Human Rights Council, 44th session

25 May 5 June

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

17 June

The Group of Experts of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

18 -19 June

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

Countries under review: Bahrain, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia and Panama.

22 June 10 July

Human Rights Committee, 129th session

Countries under review: Bolivia, Botswana, Chad, Israel, Nicaragua, Peru, Ukraine and Uruguay.

29 June 24 July

International Law Commission, 72nd session, 2nd part

July August

Committee against Torture, 70th session

Countries under review: Belgium, Nigeria, State of Palestine and Ukraine

13 July 24 July

Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council, 23rd session

17 21 August

Sixth Conference on States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

17 21 August

Group of Governmental Experts on Advancing responsible State behavior in cyberspace in the context of international security

17 21 August

Conference on Disarmament, 3rd part

3 August 18 September

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 102nd session

Countries under review: Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, France, Jamaica, Niger and Thailand

5 27 August

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

17 August 11 September

Meetings of Experts of theConvention on the Prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (Biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction (Biological Weapons Convention)

25 August-3 September

Committee on Migrant Workers, 33rd session

Countries under review: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Sao Tome and Principe and Venezuela.

5 16 October

Human Rights Council, 45th session

14 2 October

Committee on the Rights of the Child, 86th session

Countries under review:Cuba, Djibouti, Greece, Kiribati, Madagascar and Somalia.

7 25 September

Committeeon Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 68th session

Countries under review:Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Kuwait, Latvia and Nicaragua.

28 September 16 October

Committee on Enforced Disappearances, 17th session

Countries under review:Bolivia and Slovakia.

30 September 11 October

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Executive Council, 71st session

October

United Nations Compensation Commission, Governing Council

October

Human Rights Committee,130th session

Countries under review: Belgium, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Mexico, Senegal and Togo.

12 October6 November

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 77th session

Countries under review:Finland, Germany, Haiti, Japan, Kenya, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago.

19 October 6 November

Human Rights Council: Universal Periodic Review, 37th session

2 13 November

Committee against Torture, 71st session

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

9 November 4 December

14th Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

9 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)

10 November

CCW Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention

11 -13 November

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,103rd session

Countries under review:Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Nicaragua and Senegal.

16 November4 December

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

116 -20 November (TBC)

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

23 -27 November (TBC)

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)

8 -11 December (TBC)