2019 Laureate Aminatou Haidar at Maison de la Paix in Geneva during the 2019 Award Week, credit: Wolfgang Schmidt.

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Aminatou Haidar with UN High Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet, credit: Right Livelihood

Our presence in Geneva allows us to advocate for Right Livelihood Laureates and their causes by engaging with United Nations human rights mechanisms and other key international institutions.

The advocacy work is a crucial tool to improve Laureates’ working environment as well as to ensure the safety of those at risk. To make this a reality, we regularly engage in activities around the UN Human Rights Council, Special Procedures, the Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Bodies.