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WEEK 3 OF THE 48TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (27th September - 1st October)



Today marks the end of the third week of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 48th regular session, which takes place from the 13th of September to the 1st of October 2021.

During this session, the Human Rights Council considered various relevant issues, including intimidation and reprisals, arbitrary detention, racism, enforced disappearances, climate change and the right to a healthy environment, water and sanitation, and the rights of indigenous peoples and people of African descent, etc.

Furthermore, the Council provided a platform to address the grave human rights situations in States including Afghanistan, Burundi, China, Ethiopia, Libya, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela, etc.

27TH SEPTEMBER - DAY 11 :

  • Statements from countries (general debate) on country situations

  • Annual discussion on Integration of a Gender Perspective (HRC res. 6/30)

  • Panel discussion: the gender digital divide during COVID19 (summaryvideo)

  • Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on rights of indigenous peoples

28TH SEPTEMBER - DAY 12 :

  • Annual Panel on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (HRC res. 18/8 & 45/12)

  • Interactive dialogue with Expert Mechanism & Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  • Half day panel discussion : the deepening inequalities exacerbated by COVID19 & their implications on the realization of human rights (summaryvideo)

29TH SEPTEMBER - DAY 13 :

  • Panel discussion on human rights education

  • Interactive Dialogue with the Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  • Secretary General's report on reprisals

  • Panel discussion : peaceful demonstrations & the promotion and protection of human rights (summaryvideo)

30TH SEPTEMBER - DAY 14 :

  • Interactive Dialogue with the Advisory Committee

  • Statements from countries (General Debate)

  • Adoption of Universal Periodic Review reports from UPR38 (Namibia, Niger, Mozambique, Estonia, Belgium, Paraguay, Denmark, Somalia, Palau, Solomon Island, Seychelles, Latvia, Singapore, Sierra Leone).

1ST OCTOBER - DAY 15 :

  • Adoption of Universal Periodic Review

  • Report of the High Commissioner on allocation of water resources in Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

OTHER PANEL DISCUSSION

  1. INDIGENIOUS PEOPLE & COVID 19 : A special focus on the right to participation. (summaryvideo)

  2. HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION AND TRAINING: good practices, challenges and the way forward. (summaryvideo)

For more information on the details of the session, visit : https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/Sessions.aspx

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