12 - 13 July: President of the UN General Assembly's High-level Thematic Debate on Human Rights
The President of the United Nations General Assembly will convene, on 12-13 July 2016, a High-level Thematic Debate (HLTD) on Human Rights. In light of the 50th anniversary of the international human rights covenants and the process to select and appoint the next United Nations Secretary-General, the HLTD will be an opportunity to: take an overarching view of the current human rights situation in our world today; consider the foundations for human rights and identify what actions are needed to unleash rapid improvement in the promotion and protection of human rights globally; and highlight the United Nations' role in this area and how action to realize human rights can contribute to progress on peace and security and sustainable development.

The main areas of focus of the Thematic Debate will be: Combatting discrimination and inequalities; Strengthening governance, the rule of law and access to justice; and
Enabling active participation in society.

To apply to speak at or attend this event: http://bit.ly/12-13July-Human-Rights
To apply for the civil society Selection Committee for this event: http://bit.ly/12-13July-HumanRights-CSO-SC

More information: http://bit.ly/12-13July-Human-Rights

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