In accordance with its resolution
19/26 of 23 March 2012, the Human Rights Council (HRC) established the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the work of the Human Rights Council (HRC).
On 24 March 2017, the Human Rights Council adopted without a vote
resolution 34/40 entitled
Promoting the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States in the Work of the Human Rights Council.
Resolution 34/40 was sponsored /co-sponsored
by 120 countries hence becoming the second most sponsored resolution since the establishment of the Human Rights Council in 2006.
The Fund is managed by the Human Rights Council Branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and provides funding for various activities such as trainings, participation in HRC sessions, and fellowships.
NEW: DELEGATES BENEFICIARY OF THE LDCs/SIDS TRUST AT HRC 37 (26 FEBRUARY 2018-23 MARCH 2018)
At the HRC37,
12 LDCs/SIDS Delegates will be supported by the Trust Fund. The Beneficiary Delegates are coming from the following LDCs/SIDS:
Get to know the Beneficiary Delegates at HRC37
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LDCs/SIDS DELEGATES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2018 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SESSIONS WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE LDCs/SIDS TRUST FUND
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Human Rights Council Branch) presents its compliments to the Permanent Missions of Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States in Geneva and New York and has the honour to transmit herewith a self-explanatory note verbale concerning the deadlines in 2018 for the application to the programmes funded by the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to support the participation of Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.
The new e-Learning Tool on the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms aims to ensure an increase in the participation of LDCs and SIDS in the work of the Human Rights Council. It is the first-ever online (and free) training on the Human Rights Council designed for government officials, particularly those coming from LDCs and SIDS.
To have a look at the E-Learning watch the teaser in
English and in
Access the E-Learning tool Learn and enjoy!
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