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Info Note on UN Special Procedures (May 2024)

This is the 78th monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures

This issue includes:

Calls for input: Belarus; Cultural rights; Disabilities; Discrimination against women and girls; Executions; Education; Extreme poverty; Health; Minority issues; Racism; Sale and sexual exploitation of children; Sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Upcoming country visits: Angola; Australia; Botswana; Brazil; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Guinea-Bissau; Jordan; Kuwait; Lithuania; Mongolia; Peru; Republic of Korea; Sweden; Thailand; Ukraine; United States of America. 

Calls for input

 

  • Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity 

Call for contributions for report on electoral participation and sexual orientation and gender identity (to be presented at GA 79)

Deadline: 02 May 2024 

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  • NEW!!!Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights 

Call for contributions for report on the right to participate in sports (to be presented at GA 79)

Deadline: 10 May 2024 

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  • Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions 

Call for contributions for report on the killing of LGBTIQ+ persons (to be presented at GA 79)

Deadline: 10 May 2024 

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  • Special Rapporteur on minority issues 

Call for contributions for report on institutional arrangements of States that enable minority rights to flourish (to be presented at GA 79) 

Deadline: 10 May 2024 

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  • NEW!!! Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children 

Call for contributions for report on existing and emerging sexually exploitative practices and abuse against children in the digital environment (to be presented at GA 79) 

Deadline: 15 May 2024 

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  • NEW!!!Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism 

Call for contributions for mandate’s visit to Brazil (to be presented at HRC 59)

Deadline: 24 May 2024 

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  • NEW!!!Special Rapporteur on the right to education 

Call for contributions for report on artificial intelligence in education (to be presented at GA 79) 

Deadline: 27 May 2024 

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  • NEW!!!Special Rapporteur on the right to health 

Call for contributions for report on harm reduction for sustainable peace and development (to be presented at GA 79) 

Deadline: 27 May 2024 

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  • NEW!!!Special Rapporteur on Belarus 

Call for contributions for report on engagement of Belarus with UN and regional human rights mechanisms, bodies and mandates (to be presented at GA 79) 

Deadline: 31 May 2024 

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  • NEW!!!Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities 

Call for contributions for report the participation of persons with disabilities in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Post-2030 discussions (to be presented at GA 79) 

Deadline: 31 May 2024 

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  • Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty 

Call for contributions for the mandate’s visit to Colombia (to be presented at HRC 59) 

Deadline: 14 June 2024 

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  • NEW!!! Working Group on discrimination against women and girls  

Call for contributions for the mandate’s visit to the Dominican Republic (to be presented at HRC 59)

Deadline: 15 June 2024 

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: requests information on LGBTI persons

 

UPCOMING COUNTRY VISITS BY OTHER MANDATES

This information is regularly updated by the OHCHR here.  To find out how you can support the visits, please contact the respective mandate-holders at their e-mail addresses, available here.

  • United States of America

Education 

         Dates: 29 Apr – 10 May 2024 

  • China

Unilateral coercive measures

Dates: 6 – 17 May 2024

  • Canada 

Arbitrary Detention

Dates: 13 – 24 May 2024

  • Ukraine

Summary executions

Dates: 20 – 31 May 2024

  • Jordan

Cultural Rights

Dates: 20 – 31 May 2024

  • NEW!!! Botswana

Sale and sexual exploitation of children

Dates: 3 – 14 June 2024

  • Angola

Foreign debt

Dates: 8 – 17 Jul 2024

  • Burkina Faso

Trafficking

Dates: 10 Jul – 19 Jul 2024

  • Dominican Republic

Discrimination against women and girls

Dates: 22 – 31 Jul 2024

  • Chile

Independence of judges and lawyers

Dates: 29 Jul – 9 Aug 2024

  • Colombia

Business enterprises

Dates: 29 Jul – 9 Aug 2024

  • Australia

Privacy

Dates: 8 – 19 Aug 2024

  • Brazil

Racism

Dates: 5 – 16 Aug 2024

  • Colombia

Extreme poverty

Dates: 26 Aug – 4 Sep 2024

  • Mongolia

Privacy

Dates: 1 – 15 Oct 2024

  • Sweden

Toxics

Dates: 21 – 31 Oct 2024

  • Kuwait

Violence against women

Dates: 3 – 12 Nov 2024

  • Republic of Korea

Independence of judges and lawyers

Dates: 4 – 14 Nov 2024

  • NEW!!! Australia

Slavery

Dates: 11 – 22 Nov 2024

  • Guinea-Bissau 

Trafficking

Dates: 12 – 22 Nov 2024

  • Lithuania

Disappearances

Dates: 20 –27 Nov 2024

  • Chile 

Health

Dates: 21 Nov – 4 Dec 2024

  • NEW!!! Thailand

Discrimination against women and girls

Dates: 2 – 13 Dec 2024

: Mandate frequently considers LGBTI issues