UN Photo/Amanda Voisard
24 April 2017
The Geneva Academy’s Treaty Body Members Platform connects experts of UN treaty bodies among themselves, as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions, and develop synergies.
Following a private meeting organized in this framework between the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) and representatives of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 6 April 2017, the Geneva Academy invited participants to a reception with members of the Geneva diplomatic community.
This was the occasion to discuss areas of common concern relating to the promotion of the human rights of migrants, including with respect to the Global Compact on Migration, and exchange about the mutual support that the CMW and IOM can provide to each other now that IOM became member of the UN family.
The deadline to submit papers in the context of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020 has been extended until the end of September 2017.
Our Senior Researcher Alice Priddy led last week a workshop in Kiev – in partnership with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Global Protection Cluster in Ukraine – on the protection of persons with disabilities living in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk.
This public conference will discuss the implementation of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants in Europe and its contribution to the SDGs and the UN Decade of Family Farming.
Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
Cette formation en ligne permet d’acquérir une connaissance approfondie des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (DESC), des obligations des états et des mécanismes chargés de les protéger et de surveiller leur mise en œuvre.
UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
© ILO/ Joydeep Mukherjee
This project aims to support the UN working group’s consultation process and thus contribute the promotion and protection of human rights and gender equality in relation to the business sector via research on international human rights law and policy related to gender equality guarantees and their application to business activities, and the organization of a global conference in Geneva.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.