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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.

Call for input to the report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders to the Human Rights Council on the positive change achieved by human rights defenders

Deadline for submission: 20 October

GANHRI HRC51 side event gathered NHRIs, CSOs and Permanent Missions to discuss key role of NHRIs in addressing climate change 

On 16th September 2022, GANHRI, with the support of the Permanent Mission of Australia, the Permanent Mission of Timor-Leste, UNEP, UNDP, and OHCHR, hosted a hybrid event on the sidelines of the 51st Human Rights Council on the work of National Human Rights Institutions in connection with climate change. 

GAHNRI calls on states to establish gender-sensitive early warning mechanisms to protect NHRIs and HRDs work 

In its statement at HRC51, GANHRI welcomed the report of the High Commissioner, supporting the call for trustworthy decision-making environment that protects and empowers civil society and human rights defenders, in face of alarming implications on the global mid-pandemic trend of shrinking of civic space.

GANHRI 2021 Annual report: A year in review 

Our 2021 Annual Report is now available. It documents what we achieved together to promote and protect human rights across the globe in the past year.

Practical Guidance for NHRIs on Addressing Human Rights and Climate Change now released

National human rights institutions around the world are now able to access practical tools and support to strengthen their efforts in protecting and promoting human rights in the context of climate change.

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 Groups on ageing and on business and human rights meet to discuss future plans 

Members of the WG on ageing and human rights of older persons met to discuss upcoming opportunities for NHRIs for engagement at the international level and with the UN Core Group.
The WG on Business and Human Rights organised an online learning call for NHRIs on due diligence and discussed EU regulatory landscape.