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Joint NGO call to end financial crisis at UN human rights mechanisms

Date : 2019.05.29

In response to the critical funding situation affecting the UN human rights system due to delays in UN member states’ payments and cuts of the UN budget, which can lead to postponement of six human rights treaty bodies’ sessions in autumn 2019 including the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), IMADR joined the call to UN member states.

In the letter, over 350 NGOs urge UN member states to:

  • Pay their assessed contributions without further delay;
  • Prioritise securing adequate funding for the UN’s human rights pillar; and
  • Initiate discussions to assure that the UN human rights mechanisms
    are not disproportionately affected by over-all cuts to the UN budget.

Read the full text here 

As a member of TB-Net, IMADR joined another NGO joint letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet. Read the full text here 

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