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GANHRI 2023 Annual Meeting to be held from 14-16 March

The GANHRI 2023 Annual Meeting will be held on 14-15-16 March 2023.

GANHRI Working Group on ageing gathered in Seoul to determine upcoming activities

GANHRI Working Group on ageing and human rights of older persons met on 22 November in Seoul, Korea, during the 2022 International Human Rights Conference to discuss the Working group activities planned for the upcoming year 2023. 

GPW22 – NHRIs’ work in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Settings

On the 3rd of November 2022, GANHRI and DCAF – The Geneva Centre for Security Sector and Governance, co-hosted a 2022 Geneva Peace Week (GPW) Virtual Workshop on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Settings: Examining their Contribution to SDG 16 and the Sustaining Peace Agenda. 

We must protect those who protect our planet: urgent call for rights-based climate action

The COP27 Symposium provided a platform to discuss the key role of NHRIs in protecting environmental human rights defenders. GANHRI also released an open letter to State Parties to the UNFCCC calling on them to strengthen climate action in line with their human rights obligations in and following the critical discussions during COP27 and CMA4.

GANHRI Bureau concludes global meeting in Marrakech, reviewing progress and discussing priorities moving forward 

The meeting was chaired by GANHRI Chairperson Maryam Al Attiyah and hosted by GANHRI Secretary Amina Bouayach and welcomed the participation of GANHRI Regional Chairpersons, GANHRI Bureau members from all regions, as well as representatives of the GANHRI Head Office, regional network secretariats – APF, ENNHRI, NANHRI and RINDHCA – and partners from the OHCHR and UNDP.

GANHRI Bureau meets in Marrakech to discuss work in support of National Human Rights Institutions 

The Bureau of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), commenced today a two-day meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, to review progress in implementing its Strategic Plan and discuss future activities that will drive GANHRI’s work in support of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in 2023 and beyond.

NHRIs vital for climate action based on human rights says Human Rights Council in resolution

Today the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution recognising the critical contributions of national human rights institutions in monitoring, reporting and advising governments and other stakeholders on climate action that is based on human rights.

GANHRI reiterates at HRC51 the need to provide a safe environment for NHRIs at the global level 

Today at the 51st session of the Human Rights Council we welcomed the Secretary General report on NHRIs and on our activities in accrediting NHRIs in compliance with the Paris Principles and we called on states to strengthen their support and provide a safe environment for the effectiveness of NHRIs work. 

GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation meets in Geneva in retreat, ahead of session, to discuss opportunities to strengthen the accreditation process

GANHRI in consultation with the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) members, SCA observers and OHCHR – as Secretariat of the SCA – will host a two-day retreat in Geneva on 1st and 2nd October 2022 as ongoing efforts in supporting the accreditation process.

GANHRI raises the alarm over increasing number of reprisals and threats against independence of National Human Rights Institutions at HRC51

Following the oral presentation of the Assistant Secretary General annual report on cooperation with United Nations, GANHRI delivered a statement expressing serious concern over reprisals against those who engage or seek to engage with UN bodies and mechanisms including national human rights institution and its members.