By IDA

 - September 14, 2016

Human Rights Council 33rd Session, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council opened on the 13 September 2016 in Palais des Nations, Geneva.  The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

“This Council is the torchbearer for the consistent and equitable protection of human rights around the world. It stands for principles, which endorse the freedom of people – everywhere. Our human rights norms empower people to demand governments, which serve them, instead of exploiting them; economic systems that enable them to live in dignity; the right to participate in every decision that impacts their lives. These are the essential steps, which will lead to greater mutual respect and more sustainable development and justice, within a world of greater safety.

I am confident that in the coming decade, the Council will maintain its credibility, and further develop its reputation for consistent action, by clearly upholding the equal value of all human rights, and their equal validity across all geographies, all political systems, and all societies.”

 

Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council

 

The event is being webcast and you can follow the Human Rights Council panels live on the UN Television website.

Download the HRC’s complete program of work and the daily detailed program, which is published day by day:

preview_of_the_33rd_session_of_the_human_rights_council (English, doc, 408 KB)

Complete Program of Work of the HRC (English, doc, 121 KB)

Complete Program of Work of the HRC (English, doc, 121 KB)

Othe relevant documentation:

compilation_ohchr_reports_hrc_33_ (English, doc, 216 KB)

full_report_hrc_33_session (English, doc, 647 KB)

Microsoft Office document iconHRC 33 Compilation of Resolutions ( PDF iconPDF)

joint_statement_hrc33_gender_integration_panel_23.09.16 (English, doc, 3.19 MB)

Human Rights Council 33rd Session, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Human Rights Council 33rd Session, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system...