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Consultation on the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent - 29 March -  Geneva, Switzerland

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is organizing a one-day consultation on the permanent forum on people of African descent, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 29 March 2019.

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Rep. Johnson Reintroduces Resolution Recognizing IDPAD

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On Valentine’s Day, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) sent a love letter to people of color throughout the world by reintroducing a resolution to designate the ten years between January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2024, as the “International Decade for People of African Descent.” 

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Registration for United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Now Open

Registration for UNPFII Eighteenth Session: 22 April – 3 May 2019 is now open! Deadline for New IPOs and Academics: 25 March 2019. 

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: Applications for side event requests Now Open

Applications for side event requests for the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 22 April-3 May are now open. Deadline: 15 March 2019 

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Consultation for the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

The Government of Tunisia, the United Nations Development Programme and UN Women, are organizing the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality that will take place April 24-26. Take part in the online consultations. 

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Stakeholders E-consultation On the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

Major groups and stakeholders are invited to participate in an E-consultation on the SDGs under review at the 2019 HLPF via the links below. Deadline: 22 Feb. 2019 

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Inter-Sessional Meeting to share NHRI Experiences: 7 March 2019

On 7 March 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland, the UN Human Rights Council will host an Inter-Sessional meeting to share NHRI experiences in support of the 2030 Agenda.

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Opportunities to address the 63rd Session of Commission on the Status of Women

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. There are several opportunities for accredited participants to address the Commission during the session. Deadline: 18th February 2019

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Call for Input | Economic and Social Rights Project

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United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights is currently conducting research to expand upon the Recognition, Institutionalization and Accountability (RIA) Framework set out in the 2016 Human Rights Council report.

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General call for contributions on the consequences of exposure of indigenous people to toxic and otherwise hazardous substances

The Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes has issued a general call for contributions to his upcoming report on the consequences of exposure of indigenous people to toxic and otherwise hazardous substances. Deadline: 15 February 2019

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UN Human Rights Commission Calls for Input on Local Governments and Human Rights

OHCHRThe UN High Commissioner on Human Rights has issued a call for input on local governments' initiatives to promote and protect human rights.  The deadline for submissions is February 15.

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Report on Recognition, Reparations and Reconciliation: Call for submissions

The Expert Mechanism will present a draft of this report for discussion at its next session from 15-19 July 2019. A final version will be presented to the Human Rights Council at its forty-second session (September 2019). The Expert Mechanism hereby requests contributions from States, indigenous peoples, NHRIs and other stakeholders to this report. Deadline: 28 Feb. 2019 [More]


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Civil Society Partners working in Peace-building: UN Survey

 This 12 question survey offers an opportunity for civil society to share their perspectives on sustaining peace. Deadline: 15 Feb. 2019 [More]

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Call for data and analysis on the human rights situation of people of African descent

In accordance with its mandate, the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, (WGEPAD) studies the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent and gathers all relevant information from Governments, non-governmental organizations and other relevant sources. Deadline: 28 Feb. 2018 [More]

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Landfill drops defamation suit against the BBC!

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“In Uniontown, we are fighting for so much: our health, our environment, clean air, clean water, and access to justice. And if we want to fight, first we need to speak out about what is happening in our community. We’re not afraid to speak out, and I want people to know that they shouldn’t be afraid either,” said Esther Calhoun, one of the Uniontown residents Green Group accused of defamation.

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