Info Note on UN Special Procedures (August 2022): Calls for input and upcoming country visits
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This is the 58th monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures: call for inputs and upcoming country visits

This issue includes:

Call for inputs: Discrimination against women and girls; disability; foreign debt; hazardous substances and wastes; trafficking; unilateral coercive measures.

Upcoming country visitsAlgeria; Argentina; Bangladesh; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Germany; Italy; Japan; Liechtenstein; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; Serbia; Slovenia.


Joint Submission to SR on Trafficking

The Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons has published a call for inputs on her upcoming visit to Bangladesh (31 October- 9 November 2022). The mandate is seeking information on the measures in place to ensure effective prevention of trafficking and assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and other gender diverse persons, and intersex persons (Deadline 23 Sep 2022).

ILGA World is collecting information on this topic to prepare a joint submission to the Special Rapporteur. If you have any data relating to LGBTI persons and human trafficking in Bangladesh, please reach out to us at [email protected]  


Call for Inputs




Additional Info

NEW!!! Independent Expert on Foreign Debt

Call for inputs on a proposed non-binding set of guidelines for efficient asset recovery (HRC resolution 46/11, para. 24)


31 Aug 2022

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NEW!!! Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls

Calls for input on upcoming visit to the Maldives

08 Sep 2022

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Special Rapporteur on  hazardous substances and wastes

Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Paraguay

15 Sep 2022

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Special Rapporteur on trafficking

Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Bangladesh

23 Sep 2022

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NEW!!! Independent Expert on Foreign Debt

Call for inputs:  Report on international financial obligations, digital systems and human rights (to be presented at the HRC 52)

30 Sep 2022

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Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures

Call for contributions: “Toward a universal system of monitoring to assess the human rights impact of unilateral sanctions”

30 Sep 2022

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

Call for inputs: Report on innovation in the design and delivery of services that underpin the right to live independently and be included in the community (to be presented at the HRC 52)

14 Oct 2022

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: requests information on LGBTI persons


Country visits by the Independent Expert on SOGI


The UN Independent Expert on SOGI, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, undertakes 1 to 3 fact-finding country visits per year.

He visited Tunisia in 2021, Ukraine in 2019, and Georgia and Mozambique in 2018. In 2017, his predecessor Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn visited Argentina.

In March 2018, Victor Madrigal-Borloz made 12 country visit requests. On 4 July 2018 Malta invited the Independent Expert to visit their country. The Independent Expert also requested a visit to Japan (8 October 2019), Tunisia (19 November 2019), India and Colombia (both 7 January 2020), Cambodia (28 March 2020), and the United States of America (26 July 2021).

In this section, you may find information about current status of the requests. Up-to-date information about country visits may be found here.

If your country is planned for the Independent Expert’s visit and you wish to engage with ILGA on this, please contact us ([email protected]).


Current Status


Visit conducted on 1-10 Mar 2017.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishSpanish

Press Release: EnglishSpanish

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R


Request to postpone (17 Apr 2018)

Burkina Faso

Reminder visit request – for 2021 (17 Jan 2020)


Request to postpone (30 May 2022)


Request to postpone (7 Apr 2020)


NEW!!! Visit request (24 May 2022)


Visit conducted on 25 Sep to 5 Oct 2018.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishGeorgian

Press Release: EnglishGeorgian

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R


Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)


Visit request (7 Jan 2020)


Visit request for second half of 2020 (8 Oct 2019)


Reminder visit request – for 2021 (7 Jan 2020)


Invitation Country Visit (4 Jul 2018)


Visit conducted on 3-10 Dec 2018.

End of Mission Statement: EnglishPortuguese

Press Release: EnglishPortuguese

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R



Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)


Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)

Sri Lanka*

Request to postpone to 2020 (2 Oct 2019).

Background note


Reminder visit request – for 2020 (7 Jan 2020)


Visit conducted on 8 -18 Jun 2021

End of Mission Statement: EnglishArabicFrench

Press Release: EnglishArabicFrench


Visit conducted on 30 Apr to 10 May 2019.

End of Mission Statement: English - Ukrainian

Press Release: EnglishRussian - Ukrainian

Country visit report: E / F / S / A / C / R

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland*

NEW!!! Visit request (24 May 2022)

  United States of America*

Visit conducted on 15 - 26 Aug 2022

NEW!!! Press Release: English


* Countries with standing invitations. A standing invitation is an open invitation extended by a Government to all thematic special procedures. By extending a standing invitation States announce that they will always accept requests to visit from all special procedures.


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.






21-30 Jun 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Singapore


12-19 Jul 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Bosnia and Herzegovina


3-11 Oct 2021

POSTPONED!!!  Mozambique

Summary executions

6- 21 Nov 2021

POSTPONED!!! Russian Federation

Minority issues

1-18 April 2022


Internally displaced persons

29 Aug - 9 Sep 2022


Older persons

29 Aug - 9 Sep 2022

NEW!!! Bangladesh

Climate Change

4-15 Sep 2022


Freedom of assembly

12-22 Sep 2022


Cultural Rights

12-22 Sep 2022



19-27 Sep 2022

NEW!!! Serbia

Freedom of Expression

19-30 Sep 2022


Internally displaced persons

26 Sep-7 Oct 2022


Internally displaced persons

26 Sep-7 Oct 2022



29 Sep-6 Oct 2022


Toxics and human rights

3-14 Oct 2022



31 Oct-9 Nov 2022



3-11 Nov 2022

NEW!!! Bangladesh

Older persons

7 -18 Nov 2022


Extreme poverty

7-18 Nov 2022


Summary executions

14-25 Nov 2022


Minority issues

14-25 Nov 2022

NEW!!! Bangladesh


28 Nov – 07 Dec 2022


Water and Sanitation

28 Nov-9 Dec 2022

POSTPONED!!! Pakistan

Extreme Poverty

5-16 Dec 2022

NEW!!! Morocco

Extreme poverty

6-19 Dec 2022

NEW!!! Argentina

Business Enterprises

20 Feb-2 Mar 2023


Foreign debt

12-19 June 2023


Extreme poverty

28 Aug – 8 Sep 2023


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