Sep 24 2018
Past event

Launch of the yourHRC Guide to the 2018 UN Human Rights Council Elections

On Monday 24th September 2018, the Permanent Mission of Norway and the Universal Rights Group (URG) will host a lunch reception to mark the launch of the Guide to the 2018 UN Human Rights Council Elections.

The report is the fourth annual Guide to the UN Human Rights Council Elections. It provides general information on the 2018 Council elections (scheduled for 12 October at the GA in New York), when States will compete to win seats for new three-year terms (2019-2021).

The Guide is divided into six parts. The first part presents an overview of the 2018 elections, the number of seats available, and the candidates in each UN regional group vying for those seats.

The next five parts of the report present more detailed comparative information on the candidates for each of the five UN regional groups. This includes objective information on the State’s historic engagement and cooperation with the Council and the wider UN human rights system, its voting record (where the country concerned has previously been a Council member), an analysis of its new voluntary pledges and commitments (for the 2018 elections), and an analysis of the extent to which it fulfilled its previous voluntary pledges and commitments (again, where the country concerned has previously been a member).

Launch of yourHRC Guide to the 2018 Human Rights Council elections

13h00-14h00, Monday 24th September 2018
Delegates Restaurant, Palais des Nations
A light buffet lunch was served


13h10 H.E. Mr Hans Brattskar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva
13h15 Mr Marc Limon, Executive Director, Universal Rights Group
13h25 Ms Hilary Power, Senior UN Advocate, Amnesty International

While this is a public event, please note that a UN grounds pass is required to access the venue.


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