You can conduct advocacy activities and engage with the Human Rights Council without coming to Geneva. Below are some of the advocacy activities you can do from home.
Draft written statements and getting support/sign-on from other NGOs in your country
Work with an NGO in Geneva, and have them deliver a statement on your issues
Provide information to NGOs in Geneva on your advocacy goals at that HRC session, asking them to do advocacy on your behalf
Lobby embassies to present national statements, or resolutions
Lobby your Ministry of Foreign Affairs (if your country is a Council member) to push them to adopt certain positions at the Council, vote a particular way, co-sponsor a resolution, or introduce a new resolution
Support Geneva based advocacy, for example by lobbying your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and government or providing information to Geneva based NGO
Work with media to draw attention to issues being dealt with at the Human Rights Council
Participate in a side event via video conferencing
Watch live streaming of the Human Rights Council session on UN WebTV
Follow events on Twitter through the HRC secretariat @UN_HRC account, Geneva based NGOs like ISHR on @ISHRglobal, or the relevant hashtag for the session (e.g. #HRC40 for the 40th regular session of the Human Rights Council)
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