Dec 12 2019
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Glion VI report launch and discussion – Towards 2026: Perspectives on the future of the Human Rights Council

On 12 December at UNHQ, the Mission of Switzerland to the UN and the New York Office of Universal Rights Group will convene a dialogue entitled ‘Towards 2026 – Perspectives on the future of the Human Rights Council.’ Given the upcoming Human Rights Council review in 2021-2026 by the General Assembly (GA), this dialogue is an opportunity to consider ways to strengthen international human rights machinery in order to better secure an on-the-ground impact of the human rights system. In considering the many dimensions of this question, this discussion will cover: the upcoming 2021-2026 review of the Council’s status by the General Assembly; implementation, support and follow-up by the international human rights system; and identifying emerging human rights issues and developing effective responses.

This dialogue is an opportunity for a discussion on the future of the Council and its work and to build on topics raised and reflected in the report of the sixth Glion Human Rights Dialogue (Glion VI), organised by Switzerland and the Universal Rights Group (URG), in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Botswana, Fiji, Iceland, Mexico and Thailand. Glion VI was held on 27-28 May 2019 in Switzerland, and featured diplomats, academics, UN officials and other stakeholders from all over the world. It was preceded by four preparatory policy dialogues held in Geneva and New York in spring 2019. One of these four pre-Glion preparatory dialogues took place for the first time in New York on 9 May 2019, co-organised by Universal Rights Group NYC and the Mission of Iceland to the UN.

The concept note for the event is available here.

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