URG Official Launch Event

by the URG team

Jan 20th 2014 @ 13:00 – 15:00 – The URG held its official launch in Geneva on 20 January 2014 in the presence of over one hundred and twenty human rights policy-makers, including around fifty Permanent Representatives and ambassadors, senior UN officials from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Labour Organization, the International Organization for Migration, the World […]

"Africa and the Right to Development: Towards the Post-2015 Agenda" Side Event

by the URG team

Mar 10th 2014 @ 8:50 – 10:50 – On March 10th 2014, during the Human Rights Council’s 25th session, the Universal Rights Group co-hosted a side event with the African Union, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, RADDHO and the permanent mission of Egypt.  The event was centred around Africa and the Right to Development, with a particular focus on the post-2015 […]

Regional Consultation with Environmental Human Rights Defenders

by the URG team

Mar 12th 2014 @ 9:00 – 17:00 – On 12-13 March 2014, URG hosted a regional consultation (Africa and Europe) for Environmental Human Rights Defenders (EHRDs). The consultation brought together 18 EHRDs from Africa and Europe, plus a number of organizations and experts, including the United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights defenders, the UN […]

Methods of Work and Mechanisms: Understanding and strengthening the output of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team

Mar 19th 2014 @ 13:00 – 15:00 – On 19th March, the Universal Rights Group co-hosted, with the Permanent Missions of Norway and Turkey and the Brookings Institution, a meeting on ‘Understanding and strengthening the output of the Human Rights Council’. The event, which was attended by over 100 representatives of diplomatic missions, NGOs, OHCHR and academia, also marked the launch of URG’s first […]