Glion Human Rights Dialogue 2015: the Human Rights Council at 10: improving relevance, strengthening impact

by the URG team International human rights institutions, mechanisms and processes, Policy reports

Glion Human Rights Dialogue 2015: the Human Rights Council at 10: improving relevance, strengthening impact

In 2006, member States took a significant step towards strengthening the human rights pillar of the United Nations by establishing, with General Assembly resolution 60/251, the Human Rights Council. Since then the Council has grown significantly in confidence and stature, positioning itself as a relevant and influential political body in the multilateral arena, and has registered important achievements at both …

Reflections on the Human Rights Council: the Way Forward

by H.E. Ambassador WU Hailong, Permanent Representative of China to the UN Office at Geneva and the URG team Blog, International human rights institutions, mechanisms and processes

In October 2013, before taking office as the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office in Geneva, I led the Chinese delegation that participated in our second cycle review under the Universal Periodical Review (UPR). The review took place, of course, in Room 20 of the Palais des Nations, and I was deeply impressed by the colourful ceiling designed by the …

The Glion Human Rights Dialogue

The Glion Human Rights Dialogue is an annual high-level retreat, hosted by the Governments of Norway and Switzerland, which brings together around sixty senior policy-makers and other stakeholders in an informal, non-attributable setting designed to promote open, forward-looking and solutions-focused debate. The Glion Human Rights Dialogue provides a platform for representatives of states, OHCHR, the wider UN, and other key …

Glion human rights dialogue: reflections on the future of the UN human rights pillar

by the URG team International human rights institutions, mechanisms and processes, Policy reports

Glion human rights dialogue: reflections on the future of the UN human rights pillar

On 4th September, the Governments of Norway and Switzerland, together with the Universal Rights Group, presented a report on ‘Reflections on the future of the UN human rights pillar’ containing ideas and proposals generated during the 2014 Glion Human Rights Dialogue (held in May 2014). The report looks ahead to the 10th anniversary of the Human Rights Council and offers …