40th session of the Human Rights Council (25 February - 22 March 2019)


Session report

Report of the Human Rights Council on its 40th session (A/HRC/40/2)
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What's new

​Agenda and annotations
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
Programme of work (provisional; subject to change)
English | French
Annotated programme of work
List of reports for the 40th session of the Human Rights Council
A to Z booklet (list of themes and country situations to be addressed per pre-scribed mandates)
Appointment of mandate holders 
General information on accreditation
Accreditation request for this session 
Remarks by the UNOG Director-General at the HRC40 organizational meeting, 11 February 2019


NGO Written Statement

Press Releases


Panel discussions

Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming
Theme: Human rights in the light of multilateralism: opportunities, challenges and the way forward

Biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty [French]
Theme: Human rights violations related to the use of the death penalty, in  particular with respect to the rights to non-discrimination and equality

Annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child
Theme: Empowering children with disabilities for the enjoyment of their human rights, including through inclusive education

Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities
Theme: Article 26 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on habilitation and rehabilitation

Debate on the mitigation and countering of rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies
(Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)

NGO Participation


Feature Stories

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