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Apply to Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to attend UN meetings in April – June 2016

Date : 2015.12.09

Application to UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to attend the sessions of the Human Rights Council, UPR and treaty bodies taking place in Geneva between April and June 2016 is now open. Deadline: 5th January 2016. Further information in English is available below. Visit the OHCHR website for information in Spanish default_external link, French default_external link and English default_external link.

– – The Secretariat of the Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples – –

Call for Applications

April – June 2015

Dear all,

Please note that the deadline to submit applications to attend the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council, the 25th session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group as well as the sessions of treaty bodies taking place in Geneva between April and June 2016 is:  5 January 2016.

Below are the States that will be examined by the UPR and Treaty Bodies for the said period:

  • 25th session of the UPR Working Group (Geneva, April-May 2016)

States under review: Suriname, Greece, Samoa, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Hungary, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Ireland

  • Human Rights Committee – 117th session (Geneva, 20 Jun-15 Jul 2016)

Consideration of State’s report of: Argentina, Burkina Faso, Denmark, Ecuador, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kuwait

  • Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) – 58th session (Geneva, 6-24 June 2016)

Consideration of State’s report of: Angola, Burkina Faso, France, Honduras, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) – 89th session (Geneva 25 Apr-13 May 2016)

Consideration of State’s report of: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, Spain

  • Committee against Torture (CAT) – 57th session (18 April-13 May 2016)

Consideration of State’s report of: France, Israel, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey

  • Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – 72nd session (17 May-3 June 2016)

Consideration of State’s report of: Bulgaria, Gabon, Nepal, Pakistan, Samoa, Slovakia, Suriname, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; OPSC: Gabon, Luxembourg; OPAC: Nepal

Pre-Sessional Working Group (6 -10 June 2016): Bhutan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Malawi, Qatar, Serbia; OPSC: Bhutan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi; OPAC: Bhutan, Malawi

  • Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers (CMW) – 24th session (Geneva, 11-22 April 2016)

Consideration of State’s report of: Lesotho, Mauritania, Senegal, Turkey

  • Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – 15th session (Geneva, 29 March – 21 April 2016)

Consideration of State’s report of: Chile, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, Uganda

Some of the issues that will be discussed at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council (June 2016) are:

  • Safety of journalists
  • Independence of judges and lawyers
  • Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
  • Transnational corporations and human rights
  • Human rights of migrants
  • Extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions
  • Trafficking in persons, especially in women and children
  • Rights of persons with disabilities
  • Prevention and elimination of child, early and forced marriage
  • Adoption of the UPR Working Group reports of: Namibia, Niger, Mozambique, Estonia, Paraguay, Belgium, Denmark, Palau, Somalia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Singapore

 

Additional information

This information might be subject to change. Therefore, we would strongly advise that you check the OHCHR webpage on a regular basis to have updated information:

The application forms for these meetings are available on the following web link: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/IPeoplesFund/Pages/ApplicationsForms.aspx

Applications need to be signed, dated and sent with all the supporting documents to the following email: indigenousfunds@ohchr.org

Please mention the mechanism you wish to attend in the subject header of your e-mail

Please also verify the new criteria for selection established by the members of the Board of Trustees of the Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to make sure that you are eligible to apply to attend the sessions you are interested in. The new criteria are available on the website of the Fund.

For any other additional information, you can consult our website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/IPeoplesFund/Pages/IPeoplesFundIndex.aspx

 

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