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Docip's Weekly News No. 218


SEPTEMBER 13 - 19, 2020 

14th pre-sessional Working group of the Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities

September 7 - 18, 2020, virtual session

19th session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearance

September 7 - 25, 2020, virtual session

85th session of the Committee on the rights of the child

September 14 - October 1, 2020, virtual session

45th session of the Human Rights Council

September 14 - October 6, 2020, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Webinar: "The state of Indigenous Peoples rights: 12 years after the adoption of the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples" and "IPRI’s legal and sanctuary fund: a virtual public launch"

Launch of the second edition of the Local Biodiversity Outlooks

September 16, 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 PM UTC

Webinar: COVID-19, Regulatory Rollback and the ‘Green Recovery’: Indigenous Peoples Raise Their Voices

September 17, 2020, 1:00-2:30 PM UTC

Preconditioning the ratification of the EU-MERCOSUR trade agreement – what needs to change?

September 17, 2020, 4:00 PM UTC




IPBES: Contributions on Indigenous and local knowledge

Call for input: UN report on the issue of killings of human rights defenders

NGO contributions to the stakeholder report for UPR 38 (May 2021)

  • Countries: Namibia, Niger, Mozambique, Estonia, Paraguay, Belgium, Denmark, Palau, Somalia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Singapore
  • Deadline: October 8, 2020

Call for applications: The French Republic Human Rights Prize 2020

International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Policy 2021 (ISHR)

Consultation on the EU Arctic Policy

Call for input to a UN report on the global water crisis and human rights



41st session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC)

October 19 - 23, 2020, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland

9th session of the Forum on business and human rights

November 16 - 18, 2020, virtual session







Please note: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most UN meetings in Geneva and New York are still postponed or cancelled. We are publishing virtual events on our Facebook page. If you know of any upcoming event, please write to pascal.angst(at) or use our contact form. Thank you!



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