​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.


Human Rights Council
41st session
From: 24 June 2019
To: 12 July 2019

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
12th session
From: 15 July 2019
To: 19 July 2019

Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council
23rd session
From: 22 July 2019
To: 26 July 2019

Human Rights Council
42nd session
From: 09 September 2019
To: 27 September 2019

Social Forum
11th session
From: 01 October 2019
To: 02 October 2019

 Feature Stories

New threats and old challenges: High Commissioner updates the Human Rights Council
Noting multiple themes and situations of concern, she cites "ancient and precious values that are common to us all"
24 June 2019
Reporting Back to Myanmar’s Rohingya: The Most Important Report of All
International fact-finding mechanisms set up by the Human Rights Council investigate human rights crises globally and issue reports relying heavily on testimony from survivors and victims. In a rare move, the UN’s Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar returned to those communities and reported back to them.
03 June 2019
Wherever it occurs, we can counter populist extremism
Experts discuss the various forms of populist extremism that have emerged around the world and what responses can be brought to create more inclusive and more peaceful societies.
21 March 2019
Human Rights Council debates racism, nationalism and populism
"You can care about your country and still care about the world": High Commissioner Bachelet vows to fight "all forms of racism, every day of every year"
15 March 2019
High Commissioner Bachelet calls on States to take strong action against inequalities
Human rights build hope. And measures that uphold the full range of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights create powerful synergies, with better outcomes for everyone.
06 March 2019
"Human rights-based policies are effective. They deliver better outcomes. They prevent conflicts, and build hope"
High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet opens the 40th session of the Human Rights Council
25 February 2019

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