Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council HRC54 Parallel Event by World Federation for World Peace International and cosponsored by NGO CSW Geneva on the necessary reforms in international development architecture through a right to development perspective.

Read the document below for the full text.

Human Rights Council

Joint Statement to HRC54 submitted by Graduate Women International and co-signers of NGO CSW Geneva

Calling on states to harness the positive impact of sport on women and girls integrated without bias into education systems;  

Advocacy work Members Bulletin

Call for applicants: Consultation on the permanent forum on people of African descent


In accordance with resolution A/RES/73/262, adopted by the General Assembly, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is organizing a one-day consultation on the permanent forum on people of African descent to be held at the United Nations in Geneva on 29 March 2019.

OHCHR invites civil society representatives interested in participating in the consultation to submit their application for accreditation and assistance by 1 March 2019. For more information:

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Application form

Advocacy work Events Panel Event

Human Rights Council 17th session: Panel on Women – Poverty – Crisis – Human Rights

High level panel organized by WUNRN and co-sponsored by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva, NGLS, the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and the Worldwide Organization for Women (WOW) on
Women – Poverty  – Crisis – Human Rights

June 3, 2011 from 14:00 to 16:00
at the Palais dses Nations.





Panel Event

International Women’s Day 2010: Watershed for Women’s Human Right and Empowerment

This Event was held on Monday 8 March 2010 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and included 2 panels.


I. 10:00- 11:00am: “2010: Watershed for Women’s Human Rights and  Empowerment”

Focus on the integration of women’s rights in the UN System with reference to innovative ideas, such as a better co-ordination between CEDAW and the UPR of the Human Rights Council.

Moderator: Conchita Poncini (IFUW) President NGO CSW- Geneva


  • Ms. Navanethem Pillay; High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • HE Mr. Marius Grinius, Ambassador of Canada to the UN
  • Ms. Muriel Berset, Minister, Head of Office, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
  • Mr. Patrice Robineau, Senior Advisor to the Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)


II. 11:00- 12:00: “Beijing + 15: Creating New Mechanisms to Accelerate the Implementation of the Platform for Action”

Consideration of the effectiveness of some of the  emerging mechanisms such as the recently adopted UNGA resolution to set up a composite entity in the UN on women,  implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”, as well as SCR 1820, 1888 and 1889

Moderator:  Krishna Ahoojapatel (WILPF) Vice- president, NGO CSW-Geneva


  • Ms. Joanina Karugaba, SGBV Technical Specialist UNHCR – Implementation 1820
  • Ms. Bineta Diop, Director, Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
  • Ms. Stephanie Joubert, Expert Cordaid, “1888 & 1889”
  • Ms. Annelise Ebbe, President, WILPF , “Beijing+15 & 1325”
  • Ms. Natalie Fisher-Spalton, Deputy General Secretary, YWCA,  “Gender Equality Architecture  Reform” GEAR


Events reports & statements for download:

A report on this event made by WILPF

Statements Summaries

Statement by Madame Navanethem Pillay, United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights  (also on the OHCHR website)

Statement by Ambassador Marius Grinius, Canada

Statement by Madame Natalie Fisher-Spalton, Deputy Secretary General of World YWCA

Statement by Madame Annelise Ebbe, International Co-President of WILPF