Human Rights Council - Session 15

Summary: Full details of the 15th Session of the Human Rights Council, including a draft report (below) of the outcomes of the Session.

The 15th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will be held from 13th September to 1st October 2010 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.


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Human Rights Council - 15th Session

To view the full agenda for the 15th session of the Human Rights Council,

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Side Events

Several side events will be run throughout the 15th Session of the Human Rights Council.

Key events will be posted here.


Statements at the Human Rights Council

Key Statements concerning children's rights will be posted here.



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This CRINMAIL includes a summary of the 14th HRC session


NGO participation

Information note for NGOs - including information on accreditation and NGO parallel events

Written statements

NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC may submit written statements relevant to the work of the Human Rights Council.

The HRC Secretariat wishes to draw the attention of NGOs to ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, which authorises written statements of: a) 2,000 words for NGOs in general consultative status; and b) 1,500 words for NGOs in special consultative status and on the roster.

NGO written statements are to be submitted in accordance with the guidelines for the submission of NGO written statements:

NGOs may submit their written statements to the Council Secretariat electronically to

OHCHR NGO Liaison Office:

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Telephone: + 41 (0)22 917 9656

Contact information, as well as the NGO liaison office location accessible
during the session will be communicated at a later stage.


Special Procedures

  • For a list of all reports submitted for the 15th Session, click here


Sources of Information

CRIN - sign up to the special HRC CRINMAIL.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - Press releases are issued by the HRC on a daily basis during HRC sessions and are available on the OHCHR website. In addition, relevant documents are posted on the Human Rights Council extranet (sign up).

Relevant and updated information on the 14th session of the HRC will be regularly posted on the HRC Extranet. Username: hrc extranet - Password: 1session.

A live Webcast service will be available under the Council’s webpage, covering the plenary session online, and will be accessible through this link.

Civil society news and perspectives are available on the CONGO website (Conference of NGOs in consultative relationship with the UN) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) - ISHR: Human Rights Council daily updates

UN - FAQs about the Human Rights Council


Working Group for the HRC

The Working group for the Human Rights Council, of the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child, brings together NGOs willing to promote the rights of the child at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The WG’s aim so far has been to ensure that the Human Rights Council addresses the specific rights and situations of children worldwide in its regular work and sessions on human rights. By advocating for the inclusion of its concerns into the Council's Resolutions, the NGO community has ensured better support and coherence between international politics and local realities affecting the realisation of children's rights.

For more information, contact the co-convenors of the NGO WG:

Alan Kikuchi-White, Geneva Representative
SOS-Kinderdorf International

Or Veronica Yates, CRIN


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