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04 Jun 2018 description

GENÈVE (4 Juin 2018) - Les experts des droits de l'homme de l'ONU exhortent la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à entreprendre une révision complète d'un projet de loi visant à réguler le travail des organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG).

04 Jun 2018 description

GENEVA (4 June 2018) – UN human rights experts urge the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to undertake a comprehensive review of a draft Bill aimed at regulating the work of non-governmental organisations, saying it threatens the vital work of civil society.

The Bill sets new restrictions aimed at reducing the number of NGOs operating in the country. The draft law should be examined before the end of the current session of Parliament on 15 June despite the fact that the experts shared their concerns regarding this Bill in recent exchanges with the Government.

24 May 2018 description

Dans le cadre de son mandat, le Bureau conjoint des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme (BCNUDH) en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) assure un suivi étroit de la situation des droits de l’homme et procède à des analyses des tendances relatives à cette situation dans le pays. Ces tendances sont régulièrement partagées avec les autorités afin qu’elles prennent les actions nécessaires, y compris traduire en justice les auteurs présumés des violations des droits de l’homme documentées, et sont présentées mensuellement à la conférence de presse hebdomadaire des Nations Unies.

21 Mar 2018 description

Human Rights Council
EVENING

20 March 2018

The Human Rights Council this evening held an enhanced dialogue on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under its technical assistance and capacity building agenda item.

07 Mar 2018 description

7 March 2018

Distinguished President,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.

28 Feb 2018 description

Human Rights Council AFTERNOON

27 February 2018

The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard statements from dignitaries of 11 countries and two organizations and closed the second day of its high-level segment.

Edward Nalbandian, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Armenia, said Armenia continued to implement the national plan of action for human rights protection, had a good record of submission of national and follow-up reports to the treaty bodies, and would submit the Universal Periodic Review second mid-term report on a voluntary basis.

26 Feb 2018 description

MORNING

United Nations Secretary-General, High Commissioner for Human Rights, President of the General Assembly and Foreign Minister of Switzerland Address the Council

07 Nov 2017 description

Thank you, Mr. Vice-President.
Mr. Vice-President,
Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to present the annual report of the Human Rights Council to this General Assembly. I would like to begin by congratulating the fifteen recently elected Members of the Human Rights Council. I have full confidence that all Members will work hard to uphold the promotion and protection of human rights.

Mr. Vice-President,

27 Sep 2017 description

The Human Rights Council this afternoon opened its technical assistance and capacity building agenda item and held an interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral update on the situation of human rights in Ukraine. It also started an enhanced interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

25 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-sixth session
11-29 September 2017
Agenda items 2 and 10
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

20 Sep 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme
Trente-sixième session
11-29 septembre 2017
Points 2 et 10 de l’ordre du jour
Rapport annuel du Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme et rapports du Haut-Commissariat et du Secrétaire général Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités

Résumé

28 Jun 2017 description

ROUNDUP

Decides to Dispatch a Team of International Experts to the Kasaï region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Creates new Mandate on Persons Affected by Leprosy, Renews 10 Mandates including on Eritrea, Belarus and Extrajudicial Executions, and Appoints Four Special Procedures Mandate Holders

24 Jun 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme
MATIN

Une Déclaration du Président demande en outre de fournir une assistance technique au Gouvernement ivoirien en vue de la fin du mandat de l'Expert indépendant

23 Jun 2017 description

Council Adopts 11 Resolutions and a Presidential Statement, including on Syria, Ukraine and Côte d’Ivoire, Extends Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus

20 Jun 2017 description

GENEVA (20 June 2017) - The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held an interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on enhancing capacity building and technical cooperation with Côte d’Ivoire in the field of human rights. It then heard an oral update by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo followed by an interactive dialogue.

31 May 2017 description

I. Introduction

  1. In its resolution 32/12, the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to prepare a report on the impact of arms transfers on the enjoyment of human rights in order to provide States and other relevant stakeholders with elements to assess the relationship between arms transfers and human rights law that may guide them to strengthen efforts to effectively protect human rights.

23 May 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme

Trente-cinquième session

6-23 juin 2017

Point 3 de l’ordre du jour

Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

23 May 2017 description

Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat