Panels and discussions of the Human Rights Council made accessible to persons with disabilities


(as of 26 January 2021)

The sessions are listed in chronological order. For additional information, you can consult the Three-year programme of work of the Human Rights Council for 2021 – 2023, available on the HRC Extranet.


48th session (13 September – 1 October 2021

  • Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples (theme: Situation of human rights of indigenous peoples facing the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the right to participation) (HRC res. 18/8 and 45/12)
  • High-level panel discussion on the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training: good practices, challenges and the way forward (HRC res. 42/7)
  • Panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests, with a particular focus on achievements and contemporary challenges (HRC res. 44/20)
  • Half-day panel discussion on deepening inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and their implications for the realization of human rights (HRC res. 45/14)

47th session (21 June – 9 July 2021)

  • Quadrennial thematic panel discussion on promoting human rights through sport and the Olympic ideal (theme: "The potential of leveraging sport and the Olympic ideal for promoting human rights for young people" (HRC res. 37/18 and 43/18)
  • Panel discussion on the adverse impact of climate change on the full and effective enjoyment of human rights by older persons (HRC res. 44/7)

46th session (22 February – 23 March 2021)

  • Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child (two panels, theme: "The rights of the child and the Sustainable Development Goals") (HRC res. 7/29, 19/37 and 45/30)
  • Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities (theme: "Participation in sport under article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities") (HRC res. 7/9 and 43/23)
  • Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities