Glion VI report launch and discussion
The Glion VI retreat and its preparatory policy dialogues, was focused on the topic: ‘Towards 2026: Perspectives on the future of the Human Rights Council.’
Glion VI provided a platform for UN member States, the President of the Human Rights Council, senior UN officials (including the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination), Special Procedures mandate-holders, NGOs, human rights defenders, academics and others, to consider these issues. The retreat adopted a bottom-up approach, focused on identifying ways to strengthen the on-the-ground impact of the international human rights system, and then ‘working backwards’ to consider how to strengthen the UN’s human rights machinery to better secure that impact. Importantly, Glion VI was premised on an understanding that the human rights pillar can only secure such improvements in cooperation with the other two pillars of the UN.
As always, the outcome of the retreat, and the four policy dialogues held in preparation for the meeting, are summarised in an informal document presenting some of the key messages, ideas and recommendations, which seeks to encourage and contribute to wider consideration of the issues.
On 4th September 2019, the Government of Switzerland, supported by the Universal Rights Group, will host a reception to mark the launch of the informal report of the sixth Glion Human Rights Dialogue.
13h00 – Welcome by H.E. Mr. Yannick Roulin, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland
13h05 – Presentation of the report by Mr. Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group
13h15 – H.E. Ms Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
13h25 – H.E. Ms Nazhat Shameem Khan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Fiji
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