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Civil society participates in the 30th Meeting of Chairpersons of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

This week the Chairs of each of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies will meet in New York to discuss the work of the treaty bodies. Civl society will participate in the meeting to present their perspective on the work of the treaty bodies.

A group of 23 non-governmental organisations made a submission to the meeting which focuses on existing good practises in treaty body working methods and makes recommendations for building on those good practices. Access the full report here.

The Chairpersons’ meeting will take place 28 May to 1 June 2018, in New York. The Global Initiative for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, is a member of the NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies (TB-Net) which is an informal group of international NGOs and networks who work closely with the UN treaty bodies and have specialised expertise on their procedures and substantive work.

TB-Net will make an Oral Statement to the Chair’s meeting, highlighting our work on follow-up procedures of the treaty bodies and treaty body membership and elections.

On 1 June (13:15 - 14:45 CEST) TB-Net will host a side event in New York on ‘Promoting, quality, independence and diversity of treaty body membership'. For more details, see flyer here.

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