Before you come to the Human Rights Council, there are some practical steps you should take to prepare. By getting to know the information in the documents below, you will be able to hit the ground running, and focus your energy on your advocacy work as effectively as possible.
Calendar of yearly events at the Human Rights Council
Voluntary calendar of Human Rights Council resolution
Human Rights Council Programme of Work
The Programme of Work helps you to plan when you need to be in Geneva to deliver a particular meeting or deliver a statement.
Remember that some meetings (especially General Debates) take longer than planned, and so you should plan carefully.
For example, if you only give yourself one day in Geneva, it’s possible that you won’t get a chance to deliver the statement because that part of the agenda has been delayed till the next day.
Human Rights Council Annotated Agenda
Human Rights Council Seating Arrangement
Bulletin of Informal Meeting
Human Rights Council Extranet