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Information on the 39th session of the Human Rights Council


Docip has the pleasure to inform you on the 39th session of the Human Rights Council, taking place from September 10 to 28, 2018 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

NOTE: This message contains incomplete and preliminary information and will be updated frequently. Please come back regularly for updated information.

General Information and Documents

Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of Indigenous Peoples (Wednesday 19 September 2018, 9:00am - 11:00am)

  • Theme: "Participation and inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the development and implementation of strategies and projects in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"
  • Concept note

ITEMS 3 & 5 - Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples and EMRIP (Wednesday 19 September 2018, 12:00pm - 3:00pm)

Resolutions (Drafts)

Parallel Events on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

18 Sept 2018

room XXIV

Land and Self-determination

Habitat International Coalition

18 Sept 2018
room XXVII Human Rights and Independence International-Lawyers.Org
19 Sept 2018

room XV

Indigenous Peoples Rights

International Association for Democracy in Africa

19 Sept 2018
room XXVII Advancing the protection of indigenous rights defenders
19 Sept 2018
room XXII Indigenous women’s maternal health and maternal mortality
20 Sept 2018
room XV Defending the territory in Mexico
Concept Note | Flyer
20 Sept 2018

room XXIV

Implementing UNDRIP

Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action Aboriginal Corporation

20 Sept 2018
room XXIV Human rights in Brazil and in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Conselho Indigenista Missionário CIMI
20 Sept 2018

room XV

Obstacles to Self-determination

International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)

21 Sept 2018

room XV

Rule of law and self-determination

Comision Juridica para el Autodesarrollo de los Pueblos Originarios Andinos - Capaj

21 Sept 2018

room XXVII

Self-determination vs autonomy

Centre for Human Rights and Peace Advocacy

24 Sept 2018

room XXII

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Center for Environmental and Management Studies

24 Sept 2018

room XXII

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Docip technical secretariat

Docip will provide technical assistance for the Indigenous delegates attending this session.
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 39th session
  • Guidance for new participants
  • Various administrative and back-office tasks

Contact: Johanna Massa, johanna.massa(at), +33 6 01 76 06 95

Informal meetings  on the Draft Resolutions

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

  • Tue, 11 September (room XXIV): 9:00am-10:30am
  • Fri, 14 September (room XXIV): 9:00am-10:30am
  • Tue, 18 September (room XXII): 10:00am-11:30am

Indigenous Peoples' Caucus Meetings

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm, Room XXI
    (The agenda and the revised draft resolution will soon be published here.)

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)

Permanent Mission of Guatemala:
Phone: +41 22 734 55 73, +41 22 733 08 50
Fax: +41 22 733 14 29
Maria Jose del Aguila (mjdelaguila(at)