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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.


“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.”

- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session


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Intersessional panel discussion on promoting international cooperation to support national human rights follow-up systems and processes

Final report of the mission of independent experts to Burundi, A/HRC/33/37
20 September 2016

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A report on the right of persons with disabilities to work written by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations
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