- 13 - 15 June: 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is one of the largest and most diverse disability-related meetings in the world. Over 1200 high-level Government ministerial delegates and representatives of UN agencies and civil society organizations attend the three-day Conference at UN Headquarters in New York.
More information on the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD: http://bit.ly/crpd_cosp10
Online COSP10 NGO registration for ECOSOC and COSP accredited NGOs only: http://bit.ly/UNCOSP10-register (closes on 2 June)
- 15 June - 7 July: United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination
By resolution 71/258, the General Assembly decided to convene in 2017 a United Nations Conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. The Assembly encouraged all Member States to participate in the Conference and decided that it shall convene in New York with the participation and contribution of international organizations and civil society representatives. The Conference will be held in New York from 27 to 31 March and from 15 June to 7 July.
- 15 June: 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The theme of the 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) to be observed at the United Nations Headquarters is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue.” The 2017 WEAAD theme will explore effective means of strengthening protections against financial and material exploitation, including by improving the understanding of this form of elder abuse and discussing ways of ensuring the participation of older adults themselves in ending victimization. It will further serve to inform the thematic discussions of the upcoming eighth session of the General Assembly’s Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, which will take place in New York from 5 to 7 July 2017.
- 29 - 30 June: UN Forum to Mark 50 Years of Occupation
To mark fifty years of the Israeli occupation that began in 1967, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene a two-day forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York at the end of this month. A day-long event entitled “Ending the Occupation: The Path to Independence, Justice, and Peace for Palestine” will be held on 29 June, followed by a civil society forum entitled “Ending the Occupation: Creating the Space for Human Rights, Development, and a Just Peace" on 30 June.
The forum is being organised in accordance with UN General Assembly resolutions 71/20 and 71/21 of 30 November 2016. It will bring together international experts, including from the State of Palestine and Israel, representatives of the diplomatic community, civil society, and academics and students to discuss the ongoing occupation in a series of moderated interactive panels.
The forum is open to the public and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the forum, please click here. For further information and any future updates, please visit the event's web page.
- 3 - 28 July: 120th session - Human Rights Committee
At its forthcoming 120th session in Geneva, the Human Rights Committee will examine the efforts of the following seven countries to implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Honduras, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mongolia, Pakistan, Swaziland, Switzerland. The Committee will also adopt lists of issues on the following countries: Lebanon, Liberia.
The Committee will also adopt lists of issues prior to on the following countries: Peru, Chad, Czech Republic.
- 5 - 7 July: Eighth Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing
The Eighth Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) on Ageing will be held from 5 to 7 July 2017 in Conference Room 4 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Participation of NGOs.
- 10 - 19 July: High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development
Registration for the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is now open to major groups and other stakeholders (MGoS). The HLPF will take place on 10 - 19 July 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. In accordance with General Assembly resolution 67/270, registration is open for two categories of NGOs to participate in the HLPF: (1) Organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC; and (2) organizations on the CSD Roster. The deadline for registration is 11 June 2017.
For more information or to register, please visit the following website: http://bit.ly/HLPF2017
- 4 - 15 September: 13th Session, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Geneva
At its forthcoming 13th session in September 2017 in Geneva, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances will examine the efforts of the following countries to implement the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance: Gabon and Lithuania.
The Committee will also adopt lists of issues on the reports submitted by Albania, Austria and Honduras. To attend, please register here: http://bit.ly/CED13