We provide Laureates with strategic advice and support to access the world’s top human rights body.
The UN Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 states responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It can take up all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. The Council meets in Geneva three times a year, in March, June and September, to deliberate on a number of different human rights issues.
Having received ECOSOC status in July 2018, we have since focused on the Human Rights Council for our protection and advocacy strategies. We provide strategic advice and support to Right Livelihood Laureates to engage with the Council, making its mechanisms more accessible for them.
Since September 2018, we have actively engaged in the Council’s sessions. We invite Laureates to address the Council about their concerns, organise side events with partner organisations and deliver oral statements. We also follow and engage in advocacy activities around relevant resolutions as well as strengthen our presence and recognition in Geneva.