43rd session of the Human Rights Council (24 February - 20 March 2020)


Session report

What's new

Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Human Rights Council suspended its 43rd session on 13 March 2020. The date of the resumed session will be announced when decided.

Programme of work (provisional; subject to change)
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Annotated programme of work

​Agenda and annotations (A/HRC/43/1)
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish
Thematic and country chart of the 43rd session of the Human Rights CouncilList of reports for the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council
Appointment of mandate holders of special procedures and expert mechanisms
General information on accreditation
Accreditation request for this session


NGOs Written Statement

Press Releases


Panel discussions

Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming
Theme: Thirty years of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: challenges and opportunities

High-level panel discussion commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women

Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities
Theme: Article 8 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on awareness-raising

Debate on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent
(Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)

NGO Participation


Feature Stories

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