28 September 2022
Register start 18 September 2022
Register end 29 September 2022
In 2017, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (CMW Committee) and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) jointly developed General Comment No 3 (22) on ‘the human rights of children in the context of international migration: General Principles’ and General Comment No 4 (23) on ‘States obligations regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration in countries of origin, transit, destination and return’.
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of these two General Comments, this side event organized in cooperation with the CMW Committee and the CRC will commemorate this joint action. This collaboration is an excellent example of cooperation between committees and illustrates the cross-committee and systemic approach recently promoted within the 2020 Treaty Body Review process at the UN General Assembly.
Stakeholders will be invited to comment on the usefulness and practical results of this common document.
This event will also be an opportunity for the two Committees to issue a public statement reminding states of their obligations under the recommendations of the two joint General Comments.
This event will be followed by a reception.
More than 30 DHRTTD developers and users representing different permanent missions, national ministries, international and regional organizations, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and academia delved into the transformation digital tools bring to the human rights landscape.
Via its DHRTTDs Directory, the Geneva Human Rights Platform provides a comprehensive list and description of such key tools and databases. But how to navigate them? Which tool should be used for what, and by whom? In this interview, Dr Domenico Zipoli helps us understand better the specificities of the September highlight of the directory: IMPACT OSS.
This discussion will look into election processes for UN TBs, the impact of Feminist Foreign Policy on this process, what can we learn from fellow international mechanisms, as well as the inclusion of a vetting process.
This training course will examine how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been utilized to advance the concept of business respect for human rights throughout the UN system, the impact of the Guiding Principles on other international organizations, as well as the impact of standards and guidance developed by these different bodies.
This training course will delve into the means and mechanisms through which national actors can best coordinate their human rights monitoring and implementation efforts, enabling them to strategically navigate the UN human rights system and use the various mechanisms available in their day-to-day work.
This initiative wishes to contribute to better and more coordinated implementation, reporting and follow-up of international human rights recommendations through a global study on digital human rights tracking tools and databases.