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Human Rights Room



11 September to 13 October 2023


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Launch of the Review of Maritime Transport 2023

The Review of Maritime Transport is an UNCTAD flagship report, published annually since 1968. It provides an analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting seaborne trade, ports and shipping, as well as an extensive collection of statistics from maritime trade and transport. This year's edition of the report includes a special chapter on shipping decarbonization.

Complaint procedure of the UN Human Rights Council

The Complaint Procedure of the Human Rights Council has launched its digital online submission form


Information on accessing meetings and events at UN Geneva

Happening at UN Geneva

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

74th session - 25 SEP - 13 OCT 2023

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.

Committee on Enforced Disappearances

25th session - 11 TO 29 SEP 2023

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.