Por la garantía del derecho a la participación de la sociedad civil en las reuniones establecidas en ocasión de COVID-19: aportes desde la perspectiva latinoamericana (en español e inglés)

(Versión en inglés abajo)

Ginebra, 30 de abril de 2020


Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

Presidenta del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU

Palais des Nations



Michelle Bachelet

Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos

Palais Wilson


Contribución de la sociedad civil al proyecto de Declaración de la Presidenta del Consejo de Derechos Humanos en el contexto del Covid-19 (en inglés)

Geneva, 22nd of April 2020

Re: our contribution to your draft President’s Statement 


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.


Carta en defensa del Sistema de Derechos Humanos de la ONU (en inglés)

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,

La situación de los derechos humanos y la necesidad de prorrogar el mandato de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos en el Sudán del Sur (en inglés)

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


Declaración conjunta sobre la respuesta de la ONU al COVID-19 (en inglés)

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





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

Criterios y subcriterios para el ejercicio del derecho al desarrollo (en inglés)

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.

Read the entire statement below...

Los Estados miembros de la UE deben incluir las personas migrantes y las metas relacionadas con la migración en el programa de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible para después de 2015 (en inglés)

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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El derecho a la educación de niños/as que viven y/o trabajan en la calle (en inglés)

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.

(see attachment for full statement)

Seguimiento de la situación de los derechos humanos en Sri Lanka (en inglés)

Togather with several other faith based organizations, the Dominican Délégation to the United Nations expresses its views on four key human rights issues in Sri Lanka: 1) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); 2) Peace and Reconciliation; 3) the Rights of the child; 4) Persons with disabilities.

(see attachment for full statement)