Human Rights Council Advisory Meeting

Human Rights Council Advisory Meeting

August 2009 – The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee met in August. High on the agenda was a draft declaration on human rights education and training. This declaration will seek to combat discrimination deeply rooted in society and to promote legal literacy, important for those affected to recognize their own rights. The Advisory Committee also discussed the lack of progress in preparing guidelines on methods to operationalize gender mainstreaming (including action-oriented mechanisms with the HRC and other organs within the UN system).

A highlight from the meeting was an intervention from the Slovenian delegation. Their government said to have two priorities: the full realization of equal rights of women and men and the rights of persons with disabilities. Slovenia is initiating to set up a special mechanism that will help reducing the gap between the rights of women and men, ensuring equality before the law.

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GWI’s office is relocating to another Geneva location on 16 August.  For a few days, we will have limited access to our emails, telephone and website. We appreciate your understanding during this time of positive change. We will be back to normal working conditions on Monday, 21 August.


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Les bureaux de GWI seront en cours de déménagement a Geneve le 16 Août. Pendant quelques jours, nous aurons un accès limité à nous emails, téléphone et site web. Nous vous remercions d’avance pour votre compréhension pendant ce changement. Nous serons de retour à la normale le lundi 21 Août.


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