42nd session of the Human Rights Council (9 - 27 September 2019)


Session report

What's new


NGO Written Statement

Press Releases


Panel discussions

Biennial panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights 
Theme: The way forward to a United Nations declaration on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of all human rights, including the right to development

Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples
Theme: Promotion and preservation of indigenous languages

Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective throughout the work of the Human Rights Council and that of its mechanisms
Theme: Gender-responsive initiatives to accelerate gender equality

NGO Participation


Feature Stories

10,000 people a day must be freed to end slavery by 2030
In her latest report to the Human Rights Council, UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery, Urmila Bhoola, says that emerging global issues are putting more people of risk of being exploited or enslaved.
19 September 2019
“The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope”: High Commissioner's update highlights climate threats
Michelle Bachelet's wide-ranging update to the Human Rights Council outlines human rights gains and setbacks across the world, and urges greater partnership
09 September 2019
Oral Update on the Human Rights Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
At the Human Rights Council, High Commissioner Bachelet details continuing and serious human rights concerns in Venezuela
09 September 2019
"The cost of doing nothing is far too expensive": High Commissioner informally briefs States
A wide-ranging statement details many human rights and procedural concerns, days before the Human Rights Council opens session.
04 September 2019

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