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SAMPLE - Joint urgent appeal of Special Procedures: Reprisals – Turkmenistan

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: Working Group and Special Rapporteur

Publication Date: 2018

In this joint urgent appeal, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders highlight the alleged reprisals against two human defenders for their cooperation with the UN, specifically with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.

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The UN Special Procedures: A guide for advocates working on human rights relating to sexual orientation and gender identity

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: ARC International

Publication Date: 2015

This guide is a practical tool to support engagement with the United Nation’s system of independent human rights experts, the Special Procedures, for non-governmental organizations and advocates working on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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SAMPLE - HRC Voluntary Yearly Calendar for Thematic Resolutions

Type of Resource: Sample Document

Author: HRC Secretariat

Publication Date: 2018

An example of an overview of the planned resolutions at each Human Rights Council session. It focuses on recurring resolutions, and is not exhaustive, as each year other resolutions are presented, for example responding to particular crises or issues.

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SAMPLE - HRC Annotated Agenda

Type of Resource: Sample Document

Author: HRC Secretariat

Publication Date: 2018

Sets out the Agenda Items of the Council during its regular session.

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SAMPLE - HRC Bulletin of Informal Meetings

Type of Resource: Sample Document

Author: HRC Secretariat

Publication Date: 2018

An example of the Bulletin of Informal Meetings which gives information on the informals and side events taking place outside of the Human Rights Council plenary meetings during a regular session of the Council. Each day a new one is published.

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SAMPLE - HRC Programme of Work (June session)

Type of Resource: Sample Document

Author: HRC Secretariat

Publication Date: 2018

An example of the Human Rights Council Programme of Work (June session).

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SAMPLE - HRC Programme of Work (March session)

Type of Resource: Sample Document

Author: HRC Secretariat

Publication Date: 2018

An example of the Human Rights Council Programme of Work (March session).

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HRC Seating Plan

Type of Resource: FactSheet / Checklist

Author: HRC Secretariat

Publication Date: 2019

A map of the seating arrangement inside Room XX of the Palais des Nations, where the main meeting of the Council takes place. The seating plan changes every year to reflect the membership. You can use this to help you know where to look for diplomats from a particular country.

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HRC Calendar of Annual Events

Type of Resource: FactSheet / Checklist

Author: HRC Secretariat

Publication Date: 2018

This calendar of events at the Human Rights Council is useful to plan dates of your visit to Geneva, and to see what other opportunities and events you might take advanatge of while you are in Geneva.

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Map of Palais des Nations

Type of Resource: FactSheet / Checklist

Author: UNOG

Publication Date: 2019

This is a detailed annotated map of the main UN building in Geneva - the Palais des Nations.

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