15 October 2021
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In his new report to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Clément Voule unpacks challenges and threats facing individuals, communities and organizations exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to advance climate action and just transitions. In his report, he notably calls on states to create an enabling environment for civil society addressing the climate crisis and ensuring a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies, including fostering a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion of the presentation of the report to the UNGA 3rd Committee, this online side event – co-organized with OHCHR, ICNL, ECNL, ISHR, DAR Peru, the Geneva Academy, Solidarity Center, EarthRights, and Greenpeace International – will bring together climate justice activists from around the world to discuss report findings and to share key actions to ensure the implementation of its recommendations.
Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Tara Houska, First Nation Couchiching, Founder of Giniw Collective
Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth
Lebogang Mulaisi, Congress of South African Trade Unions
Interpretation into Spanish and French available.
Our new Briefing The Universality of Human Rights: Developing Narratives to Overcome Polarization zooms into the main challenges that the idea of universality faces nowadays and seeks to offer some elements to devise a more consequential and effective narrative of human rights universality to overcome these challenges.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform addressed the issue of digital connectivity in the field of human rights via an expert meeting in the morning and a public discussion in the afternoon.
Special Jurisdiction for Peace
In this discussion co-organized with the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the UN in Geneva, the President of Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace Magistrate Roberto Vidal will discuss the challenges and achievements of this body.
This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
This training course will focus on the most efficient human rights mechanisms – at national and international levels – to promote and protect human rights in the private sector and address corporations’ human rights abuses.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
This project aims at providing support to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Voulé by addressing emerging issues affecting civic space and eveloping tools and materials allowing various stakeholders to promote and defend civic space.