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Information on the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council


Docip has the pleasure to inform you on the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council, taking place from September 9 to 27, 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

NOTE: The following information is subject to change. Please come back regularly for updated information.

Docip services

Docip will provide technical assistance upon request for the indigenous delegates attending this session. Our office is located at 106 route de Ferney, 1201 Geneva. Tel: +41 22 740 34 33

You can find all our services and contacts in the Docip support services guide:

General Information and Documents

Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of Indigenous Peoples (Wednesday 18 September 2019, 4:00 - 6:00pm)

  • Theme: "Promotion and preservation of indigenous languages"
  • Concept note

Agenda items 3 & 5 - Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples and EMRIP (Wednesday 18 September 2019, 9:00pm - 3:00pm)

Resolutions on Indigenous Peoples (Mexico and Guatemala)

Informal meetings on the Draft Resolutions

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

  • Thu, 12 September (room VIII): 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Mon, 16 September (room XXV): 11:30am-1:00pm

Indigenous Peoples Caucus meeting

  • Tue, 17 September 2019 (room XXVI) : 10:00am

Contacts of the permanent missions in Geneva

Permanent Mission of Mexico:
Tel: +41 22 748 07 07
Fax: +41 22 748 07 08
Raúl Vargas Juarez (rvargas(at)

Permanent Mission of Guatemala:
Tel: +41 22 734 55 73 , +41 22 733 08 50
Fax: +41 22 733 14 29
Fernando De la Cerda (fdelacerda(at)

Side Events on Indigenous Peoples' Rights

17 Sept 2019

room VIII

Indigenous justice systems and Human Rights

SR on Indigenous Peoples, International Commission of Jurists

17 Sept 2019

room IV

Human Rights Violations against the Guarani Peoples in South America (eng | spa)

Conselho Indigenista Missionário Cimi

18 Sept 2019

room IV

Language: A Human Right)

Society for Threatened Peoples

19 Sept 2019

room IV

The Right to Land and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples (eng | spa)

Conselho Indigenista Missionário Cimi

19 Sept 2019

room IV

SDGs and Indigenous Communities

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

19 Sept 2019

room XXI

Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Ecuador (Eng | Spa)

Land is Life