In the context of our Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020, an academic process contributing to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the General Assembly (GA), Columbia University in the city of New York hosted the regional consultation for North America and the English speaking Caribbean on 1-2 June 2017.
Participating academics, NGO representatives and treaty body (TB) members focused on the meaning of the TB system in politically challenging times and examined possibilities for improving the impact of TB processes that are achievable under current mandates and without additional GA resolutions.
The meeting concluded with calls for stronger collaboration within the system and a principled reinforcement of the insistence on state obligations of reporting and implementation in line with the treaty missions of promoting and protection human rights.
The report of the consultation will be published shortly.
UN Photo/Amanda Voisard
Representatives of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) exchanged with the Geneva diplomatic community about further collaboration between the CMW and IOM.
U.S. Mission Photo / Eric Bridiers
The Geneva Academy informed, via an official submission, the chairpersons of all UN human rights treaty bodies about the latest developments of the Academic Platform on Treaty Body Review 2020.
This training course provides participants with a deep understanding of the international legal framework for the protection of human rights (HR) and the environment as well as in-depth knowledge of how to promote environmental protection through existing HR mechanisms.
Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
Cette formation en ligne permet d’acquérir une connaissance approfondie des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels (DESC), des obligations des états et des mécanismes chargés de les protéger et de surveiller leur mise en œuvre.
This project aims to support efforts to strengthen the promotion and protection of the rights of peasants, and in particular to provide expert support to the negotiations taking place at the Human Rights Council.
Olivier Chamard / Geneva Academy
The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.