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UN: Apply Indigenous Peoples’ Fund to attend CERD and other UN human rights meetings (October – December 2017)

Date : 2017.07.18

Applications to the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to attend the 94th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)  and other Human Rights Council, UPR and Treaty Bodiy sessions taking place in Geneva between October and December 2017 are now open.

Deadline is 15 August 2017. Further information in English is available below. Visit the OHCHR website for information in French  , Spanish default_external link and English default_external link.

During the 94th session, the CERD will consider the States parties’ reports of Algeria, Australia, Belarus, Jordan, Serbia and Slovakia.

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VOLUNTARY FUND FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Call for Applications: October – December 2017

Dear all,

Please note that the deadline to submit applications to attend the 28th session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and sessions of treaty bodies taking place in Geneva between July and September 2017 is:  15 August 2017.

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

Committee on the Rights of Child – Pre-sessional Working Group / 78th session

From: 02-10-2017 To : 06-10-2017

Consideration of State’s report of: Argentina, Norway and Algeria

 

Committee against Torture – Meeting of the States parties / 16th session

From: 05-10-2017 To : 05-10-2017

Consideration of State’s report of: Ecuador, Finland and Namibia

 

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – Pre-sessional Working Group / 61st session

From: 09-10-2017 To : 13-10-2017

Consideration of State’s report of: Australia, Pakistan and Uruguay

 

Human Rights Committee / 121st session

From: 16-10-2017 To : 10-11-2017

Consideration of State’s report of: Australia, Cameroon & Democratic Republic and Congo (DRC)

 

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / 68th session

From: 23-10-2017 To : 17-11-2017

Consideration of State’s report of: Burkina Faso, Finland, Guatemala, Kenya, Norway and Paraguay

 

Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review / 28th session

From: 06-11-2017 To : 17-11-2017

State under Review: Gabon, Peru, Argentina, Guatemala, Pakistan and Japan

 

Committee against Torture / 62nd session

From: 06-11-2017 To : 06-12-2017

Consideration of State’s report of: Cameroon and Rwanda

 

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – Pre-sessional Working Group / 70th session

From: 20-11-2017 To : 24-11-2017

Consideration of State’s report of: Australia, Mexico and New Zealand

 

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination / 94th session

From: 20-11-2017 To : 08-12-2017

Consideration of State’s report of: Algeria and Australia

 

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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