The GANHRI 2024 Annual Meeting will be held in person on 6-7-8 May in the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

This Annual Meeting will offer an opportunity for GANHRI members and partners from across all regions to network, exchange experiences and learn from each other, reviewing our work and deciding collectively on next steps moving forward.  

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – If you have questions please contact annual_meeting@ganhri.org 

This meeting is reserved to NHRIs and invited partners only

 

  • Program of the event

Please note that participation is by invitation only and upon registration

6 May, morning  Meetings of the four Regional Networks (APF, ENNHRI, NANHRI, RINDHCA) 

GANHRI Bureau Meeting (Bureau members and invited observers only)  

6 May, afternoon  GANHRI Bureau Meeting cont’d 
7 May, morning GANHRI General Assembly 
7 May, afternoon Knowledge exchange of good practices:  

  • Follow up to the 14th International Conference and Declaration
  • NHRIs and the Global Refugee Compact

 

8 May,all day GANHRI Annual Conference: Business and Human Rights 

Concept note: EN  FR  SP  AR   

AGENDA: EN FR SP AR

 

  • Interpretation

All GANHRI meetings including the Bureau meeting, the General Assembly, Annual Conference and Knowledge Exchange plenary sessions will be interpreted in all four GANHRI languages (Arabic, English, French and Spanish).

  • Agenda and documentation

The agenda and other documents will be made available in all GANHRI languages on the GANHRI website in a password protected page: https://ganhri.org/2024-am-general-assembly/  

The password for accessing the documentation will be sent to participants once registered via the registration link.

Bureau members will receive a separate message with the credentials to access the Bureau meeting dedicated page.

  • Side events

Due to ongoing renovation work under the Strategic Heritage Plan of the United Nations Office, and limited availability of conference rooms, only a limited number of side events to GANHRI 2024 can be accommodated.

A decision on room allocation will be made upon applications received from NHRIs and/or networks, on a first come first served basis.

Events should be in line with GANHRI priorities and hosted under the framework of the GANHRI 2024 Annual Meeting. Events should not exceed the one-hour meeting and timelines should be respected to guarantee a smooth transition with Annual Meeting events. The host of the side event will be entirely responsible for all logistical arrangements including invitation and technical set up. Interpretation will not be available in the meeting room.

Requests for hosting a side event should include an initial concept note and agenda of the event and be sent by 12 April at the latest.

For hosting a side event and for any questions please contact OHCHR NIRMS: Ms. Cynthia Guerrero: cynthia.guerrero@un.org; Heidy Mercedes Brizuela Morales: heidy.brizuelamorales@un.org.

  • Travel expenses

All travel arrangements, including travel expenses, accommodation and travel insurance, are at the participants’ discretion. Therefore, we encourage you to make your own booking arrangements as soon as possible. Neither OHCHR nor GANHRI are in a position to fund travel or cover expenses related to illness or accidents of participants while attending the meeting.

  • Meeting Venues

The GANHRI Annual Meeting will be held in Building E, Room XVII. The building is accessible from the Peace Gate, which is located next to the alleys of flags. The Regional Networks meetings will be held in Building A and Building E both accessible from the Peace Gate. Please refer to the map below to learn where the rooms are located.

  • Badges to access the UNOG premises

Once registered, meeting participants must obtain an access badge prior to entering the Palais des Nations. Please bring your valid national passport and/or identity card and carry it at all times.

The Pregny Pavilion reopened its doors for regular operations following the recent completion of its second phase of renovations. Concurrently, the Pass & ID office has become fully operational. Access to the Palais via the Pregny Gate is now available to GANHRI 2024 participants using their digital badges: https://www.ungeneva.org/en/about/practical-information
  • Visas

It is the responsibility of participants to obtain necessary visas to attend this meeting. This includes an entry visa for Switzerland, as well as any transit visas that may be necessary. If you require our assistance, please indicate it when registering online. Information can be found here: Online visa system (swiss-visa.ch)

If you require a visa facilitation letter, please contact David Val De Castro <david.decastro@un.org> and CC Cynthia Guerrero <cynthia.guerrero@un.org>.

  • Refreshments and meals

All refreshments including drinks and meals are at the participants’ discretion.

At the Palais you can find multiple food options:

  • Bar Serpent: Building E, Level 1, 8:30am – 4pm
  • Main Cafeteria: Building A, Level 0, 11:30am to 2pm
  • Vending machines: Building E, Level 1

 

  • Contacts

Our team is available to respond to your questions and queries.

Please contact GANHRI at: annual_meeting@ganhri.org 

And OHCHR NIRMs at: Cynthia Guerrero: cynthia.guerrero@un.org; Heidy Mercedes Brizuela Morales: heidy.brizuelamorales@un.org. For visa letters: David Val De Castro <david.decastro@un.org> and CC Cynthia Guerrero <cynthia.guerrero@un.org>.