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UN: Apply Indigenous Peoples’ Fund to attend CERD and other UN human rights sessions (July – September 2017)

Date : 2017.04.11

Applications to the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to attend the 93rd session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and other Human Rights Council, UPR and treaty bodies session taking place in Geneva between July and September 2017 are now open.

Deadline is 10 May 2017. Further information in English is available below. Visit the OHCHR website for information in French default_external link, Spanish default_external link and English default_external link.

During the 93rd session of the CERD default_external link, the Committee will consider the States parties’ reports of Canada, Djibouti, Ecuador, Kuwait, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Call for Applications: July – September 2017

Dear all,

Please note that the deadline to submit applications to attend the 36th session of the Human Rights Council and sessions of treaty bodies taking place in Geneva between July and September 2017 is:  10 May 2017.

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

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / 67th session (03 -21 July 2017:

Consideration of State’s report of: Costa Rica, Niger, Nigeria, and Thailand

Human Rights Committee / 120th session (3-28 July 2017):

Consideration of State’s report of: Honduras, Pakistan and Mongolia

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – Pre-sessional Working Group/69th session (24-28 July 2017):

Consideration of State’s report of: Fiji, New Zealand, Malaysia and Suriname

Committee against Torture / 61st session (24 July to 11 August 2017)

Consideration of State’s report of: Panama and Paraguay

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination / 93rd session (31 July to 25 August 2017) :

Consideration of State’s report of: Canada, Djibouti, Ecuador & Russian Federation,

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities / 18th session (14 August to 1 September 2017):

Consideration of State’s report of: Morocco and Panama

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Pre-sessional Working Group / 8th session (4-8 September 2017)

Consideration of State’s report of: Nepal, Russian Federation and Sudan

Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families / 27th session (4- 13 September 2017)

Consideration of State’s report of: Ecuador, Indonesia and Mexico

Committee on Enforced Disappearances / 13th session (4 – 15 September 2017)

Consideration of State’s report of: Gabon

Human Rights Council / 36th session (11- 29 September 2017)

Committee on the Rights of Child / 76th session (11-29 September 2017)

Consideration of State’s report of: Denmark, Ecuador & Vanuatu

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights / 62nd session (18 September to 6 October 2017)

Consideration of State’s report of: Colombia, Mexico and Russian Federation

 

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: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/Pages/HumanRightsBodies.aspx

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 following web link: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/IPeoplesFund/Pages/criteria.aspx

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

Best wishes,

The Secretariat of the Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

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