ILGA World webinar: Advocating for SOGIESC issues at the United Nations

 

Join us on 6 May 2020 to hear more about how SOGIESC issues are being addressed by UN human rights mechanisms, and the work that ILGA World is conducting


webinar
Advocating for SOGIESC issues at the United Nations
Human Rights Council, UPR, Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2020
Time: 2:00 PM Central European Summer Time


Click here to register

This event is part of ILGA World's #inthistogether: CONNECTED, our series of online roundtables
and advocacy webinars on the queer world during and after COVID-19

The image shows a needle collecting rainbow threads. It reads: "in this together - connected. Webinar: advocating for SOGIESC issues at the UN. Wednesday 6 May 2020. Register at ilga.org



This introductory webinar aims to give an overview of how issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics are being addressed at the different human rights mechanisms at the United Nations. After a brief explanation of how these mechanisms work, this session will expound the work ILGA World is conducting though its different programmes at the UN level. 

 

Programme:

Introduction to the United Nations human rights system 

  • Charter-based organs: UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council 
  • UPR 
  • Special Procedures
  • Treaty Bodies
  • Q&A

Main advances on LGBTI protection at the UN level

  • Treaty Bodies recommendations, general comments and jurisprudence
  • SOGIESC UPR recommendations
  • SOGI resolutions and the Independent Expert on SOGI
  • Sports resolution
  • Special Procedures
  • Q&A

How to engage with the UN?

  • Shadow reports and CSO submissions
  • Special Procedures communications, country visits and call for contributions
  • Treaty Bodies strategic litigation 
  • Advocacy at the Universal Periodic Review
  • Advocacy at the Human Rights Council
  • Q&A

Moderator:

Julia Ehrt 
Director of Programmes, ILGA World

Speakers:

Kseniya Kirichenko
Programme Coordinator (UN Advocacy, Women and Training), ILGA World

Julia Ehrt 
Director of Programmes, ILGA World

Gabriel Galil
Consultant (Human Rights Council and UPR), ILGA World

 

#inthistogether: CONNECTED
webinar
Advocating for SOGIESC issues at the United Nations
Human Rights Council, UPR, Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2020
Time: 2:00 PM Central European Summer Time


Click here to register


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