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

Feb 7, 2019

OHCHR LogoThe 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.  The OHCHR invites input from civil society as well as other stakeholders.

This call for input follows on the Human  Rights Council's Resolution 39/7, which directed the OHCHR to prepare a report for the Human Rights Council on "effective methods to foster cooperation between local government and local stakeholders" to further human rights implementation, including the SDGs, identifying challenges as well as best practices.  

The OHCHR's report will be presented to the Human Rights Council in July 2019.

Contributions should be sent in their final form by February 15, 2019 to (please copy

The United Cities and Local Governments organization (UCLG) has developed an easy-to-use template to guide local governments in preparing their submissions: Click here

Letter for Civil Society Organizations from the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Click Here

Resolution 39/7 adopted by the Human Rights Council on 27 Sept. 2018, Local government and human rights: Click here