Covid-19, climate change and human rights

Human Rights Council 44th Session (22 June-10 July 2020)

Joint statement submitted by the World Council of Churches on behalf of the  Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights (GIF)

States must protect human rights in the wake of Covid-19 and the climate crisis

Covid-19 and climate change

Civil society contribution to the draft HRC President's Statement in the context of the Covid-19

Geneva, 22nd of April 2020

Re: our contribution to your draft President’s Statement 

Excellency, 

The undersigned non-governmental organisations hope this letter finds you, your colleagues in the Bureau of the Human Rights Council and all supporting staff well protected. As you are preparing the draft President’s Statement for the Council on the current COVID-19 pandemic, we herewith respectfully submit our contribution to its elaboration.

Preamble 

Letter in defense of the UN Human Rights System

28 February 2020

To: All permanent missions in New York and Geneva

CC: Antonio Guterres, members of the St and 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly and Ms. Michelle Bachelet

Your Excellency,

The human rights situation and the need to extend the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

6 February 2020

Re: The UN Human Rights Council should extend the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

Excellencies,

Joint statement on the UN COVID-19 response

Joint Statement on UN Covid-19 response - UN High Commissioner briefing 9 April 2020

This is a joint statement. We thank the High Commissioner and the HRC President for their leadership in convening this briefing. We hope this will be the first opportunity of many – to share good practices, address violations and provide a forum for discussion. This is a much-needed regular activity for the Council while the formal session is suspended. 

A renewed commitment to a multilateral approach to Business and Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights Council

38th Regular Session, 18 June -6 July 2018

Agenda Item 3

 

A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO A MULTILATERAL APPROACH TO BUSINESS AND HUMAN

RIGHTS

 

Oral Joint Statement by International Commission of Jurists, Dominicans for Peace and

Justice, Franciscans International and CIDSE in the General debate on Item 3

26 June 2018

Mr President,

Criteria and sub-criteria for the implementation of the right to development

Thank you, Madam President.

I am taking the floor on behalf of the Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), OIDEL, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, and VIDES International. Our NGOs are part of the working group on Right to Development within the Forum of Catholic-Inspired NGOs-Geneva. We have sent a written contribution for the consultation on the criteria and sub-criteria for the implementation of the Right to development.

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EU Member States must include migrants and migration-related targets in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda

The civil society organisations signing this letter would like to urge the European Commission (EC), the European Parliament (EP) and EU member States to take migration and migrants into account in the negotiations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda....

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The right to education of children living and/or working on the street

Despite it is hard to determine the exact number of children working and/or living on the street worldwide, according to UNICEF estimation, they represent around 100 million children, whose fundamental rights are constantly violated. In particular, they are quite systematically denied the right to education though, up to now, the issue has not raised much awareness among society nor relevant intervention from public authorities.

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