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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.
In order to bring the substantive debates on the future of UN treaty bodies from Geneva to the political discussions in New York, the Geneva Human Rights Platform held with the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and Switzerland a side event at the UN General Assembly in New York.
As Executive Director of the new Geneva Human Rights Platform, he will notably lead the development of this new platform to anchor it in international Geneva.
From its adoption to its content and implementation, this training course provides a comprehensive overview of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants, as well as tools to protect and promote the rights of peasants, rural women, fisher, pastoralist and nomadic communities, as well as agricultural workers.
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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.
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.
The Geneva Academy is coordinating the academic input to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the UN General Assembly via the creation of an academic network of independent researchers, a call for papers, a series of regional consultations, annual conferences in Geneva, as well as ongoing interactions with key stakeholders.