The Geneva Human Rights Platform holds regular events, diplomatic briefings, conferences, expert roundtables and private meetings.

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SDGs and Human Rights: Leading the way to COVID-19 Response and Recovery

30 September 2020, 15:00-16:30

This webinar will highlight practical experiences and efforts to place human rights standards and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of immediate responses to COVID-19 and of long-term recovery strategies.

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Flags outside the Palais de Nations in Geneva Event

The UN @75: Challenges for the New Quarter-Century

30 September 2020, 16:00-18:00

The discussion will focus on issue areas at the heart of the UN’s mandate and where a renewed vision for collective global action is urgently called for: nuclear disarmament, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and human rights.

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Plenary session during the first annual conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform Event

2020 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform

15 October 2020, 09:00-18:00

The 2020 Annual Conference will focus on the connectivity between regional and global human rights mechanisms and relevant links with national systems, as well as on the effectiveness of these interactions in a number of policy areas.

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Book Launch: A Practical Anatomy of the Human Rights Council

20 October 2020, 12:30-14:00

This book is the outcome of a six-month research fellowship at the Geneva Academy carried out by Eric Tistounet, Chief of the Human Rights Council Branch at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Communicating Human Rights: How to Win the Global ‘Battle of Ideas’

9 September 2020, 15:00-16:30

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Reactions to the Consultation Process of the 2020 Treaty Body Review

4 September 2020, 15:00-17:00

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Business, the Economy, and Livelihoods in a COVID-19 World

10 June 2020, 15:00-16:30

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Right On: Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists in Times of Crisis

4 June 2020, 16:00-17:30

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Protecting the Rights of Older Persons During the COVID-19 Pandemic

27 May 2020, 15:00-16:30

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How to prevent COVID-19 becoming a humanitarian disaster in the context of conflict situations, refugee and IDP populations?

20 May 2020, 15:00-16:30

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From Crisis to Opportunity: How to Build Back Better?

13 May 2020, 15:00-16:30

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Right On: Contact Tracing and Challenges to Privacy

6 May 2020, 15:00-16:30

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Right On – Women and COVID-19: The Gendered Impact of the Crisis

29 April 2020, 15:00-16:30

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Right On: Democracy and Rule of Law in Crisis?

22 April 2020, 15:00-16:30

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Right On: Inequality and discrimination during COVID-19

15 April 2020, 13:00-15:00

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Right On: Fighting Online Hate Speech and Fake News in a Global Crisis

8 April 2020, 15:00-17:00

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Supporting Environmental Defenders: How can we Mobilize the International Community?

26 February 2020, 17:30-19:00

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Is it Time for Universal Recognition of the Right to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment?

6 February 2020, 09:15-13:00

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Human rights, gender and corruption: linkages, good practices, potential and limitations

18 December 2019, 13:00-14:00

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Expert Panel on Modern Slavery and Book Launch

21 November 2019, 17:30-19:00

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The 2019 Human Rights Week

11-15 November 2019

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Women’s Economic Empowerment and the SDGs: Closing the Gender Gap in a Rapidly Changing Society

5 November 2019, 13:15-14:45

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Human Rights in Peaceful Protest: Lawyers at the Forefront. A European Perspective

4 November 2019, 11:15-12:30

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Launch: United Nations Human Rights Guidance on Less Lethal Weapons

25 October 2019, 13:15-14:45

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