NHRIs have met with newly appointed Special Rapporteur on climate change to discuss areas of cooperation and introduced the work of the NHRI Caucus.
Launch of Practical Guidance for National Human Rights Institutions on Climate change
NHRIs play an important bridging role between the international and national levels. This makes them essential participants in an all-of-society effort to address the human rights consequences of climate change and climate action.
To support its members in this important effort, GANHRI is pleased to launch today, the Practical Guidance for NHRIs on Addressing Human Rights and Climate Change.
The Practical Guidance provides information about the work of international human rights mechanisms and how GANHRI members can engage with these mechanisms on climate change.
The publication developed by GANHRI with the support of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), is now available in English – and shortly in French and Spanish.
A summary of the guidance will also be available for all members on GANHRI’s website collecting the outcomes of the guidance and providing an overview of possible NHRI engagement at the international level in the protection and promotion of human rights in the context of climate change.
At COSP15 GANHRI and NHRI members called on States to ensure the meaningful participation of persons with disability in COVID-19 measures.
Members of the WG on ageing and on Business and HR met to discuss upcoming opportunities for NHRIs for engagement at the international level
The Global Action Plan on HRDs and civi space is now available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
GANHRI and NHRI members shared their work and highlighted the key role of NHRIs to promote safe migration and uphold human rights during the IMRF
Following the dismissal of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for HR, GANHRI & ENNHRI called on the Parliament to implement urgent actions.
The retreat was an opportunity to review GANHRI’s operating context and discuss progres/priorities for implementing the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan.
Members of the Bureau and observers will meet in Marrakesh from 27-28 October to discuss GANHRI’s new strategic plan and future activities.
Ahead of the 4th UPR cycle, GANHRI and OHCHR held online briefings to share good practices and lessons learned to support NHRIs engage effectively.
Staff from 17 NHRIs participated in GANHRI’s annual training on effective engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms.
GANHRI’s Annual Meeting will be held on 14-15-16 March 2023 in person in Geneva. Further information will follow in due time.
From our partners
- Multi-stakeholder meeting on the human rights of older persons to be held on 29-30 August – Read here
- Call for inputs: Human Rights Council resolution 49/12 on the rights of persons with disabilities by 01 September – Read here
- Call for applications for the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance – Read here
- Call for inputs on the draft statement on “Non-State actors and enforced disappearances in the context of the Convention of the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearances” – Read here
- Practical Guidance for NHRIs on Addressing Human Rights and Climate Change – Read more
- GANHRI’s Global Action Plan to support the protection and promotion of human rights defenders and civic space – Read more
- Human Rights and Voluntary National Reviews – Operational Common Approach Guidance Note (OHCHR and UNDP) – Read more