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Information on the 36th session of the Human Rights Council


Docip has the pleasure to inform you on the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, taking place from September 11 to 29, 2017 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

General Information and Documents

Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples (Wednesday 20 September 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm)

ITEMS 3 & 5 - Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples and EMRIP (Wednesday 20 September 2017, 12:00pm - 3:00pm)

Panel Discussion on Impact of Racial Discrimination on Human Rights of Women and Girls (Monday, 25 September 2017, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, room XX)

  • Theme: "The impact of multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence in the context of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the full enjoyment of all human rights by women and girls"
  • Concept note (September 21, 2017)

Resolutions (Drafts)

Parallel Events on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

19 Sept 2017

room XXII

Abuse of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children Detained in Australia: Challenges and Ways Forward


20 Sept 2017

room XXIII

The 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practices, lessons learned and the role of the HRC
(Interpretation in English, Spanish, and French)

OHCHR, IWGIA, ICC, PM of Denmark

20 Sept 2017

room XXVII

Indigenous rights

World Environment and Resources Council

21 Sept 2017

room XXIV

Indigenous women’s rights and empowerment: Catalysts for an inclusive and sustainable economy


21 Sept 2017

room XXVII

Violations of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the Government of Vietnam

World Organisation Against Torture

21 Sept 2017

room XXIII

The collective rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas


21 Sept 2017

room XI

Risks for land and indigenous rights

CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation

25 Sept 2017

room XXIV

Human Rights in South-East Asia


Docip technical secretariat

Docip will provide technical assistance for the indigenous delegates attending this session from Friday 15 September to Wednesday 20 September 2017.

We will offer the following free services:

  • Spanish translations of the Draft resolutions after each negotiation
  • Translation to and from English, French, Spanish and Russian upon request
  • Interpretation during the negotiations and the Caucus meeting to and from English and Spanish
  • Information on the HRC 36th session
  • Guidance for new participants
  • Various administrative and back-office tasks

Contact: Karen Pfefferli, karen(at), +41 78 885 52 89

Indigenous Peoples' Caucus meetings


Informal meetings  on the Draft Resolutions

There will be two informal meetings with Guatemala and Mexico on the draft resolutions:

  • 15 September (room XXIV): 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • 19 September (room XXI): 9:00am-10:30am

Contacts of the permanent missions in Geneva

Permanent Mission of Mexico:
Phone: +41 22 748 07 07
Fax: +41 22 748 07 08
Raul Vargas (rvagas(at)
Sofía Várguez (svarguez(at)

Permanent Mission of Guatemala:
Phone: +41 22 734 55 73, +41 22 733 08 50
Fax: +41 22 733 14 29
Cecilia Cáceres (ccaceres(at)