At HRC42, the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund will support the participation of 11 government officials (5 delegates and 6 Fellows).The beneficiary delegates and fellows (6 women, 5 men) are coming from the following LDCs/SIDS:
The Delegates will stay in Geneva until the 27 September 2019 and the Fellows until 15 November 2019.
Get to know the beneficiary delegates and fellows of the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund (Bios and pictures).
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.
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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