The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will hold its twelfth session at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 24 to 28 February 2014.
During the session, the Committee, a body of 18 independent experts serving as a think-tank to the United Nations Human Rights Council, will work on requests addressed to it by the Council, including the promotion and protection of human rights in post-disaster and post-conflict situations, enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights, and the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights.
The Advisory Committee will also discuss its standing items concerning, inter alia integration of a gender perspective and integration of the perspective of persons with disabilities, in addition to updates on new developments and follow-up to reports submitted to the Human Rights Council.
On Monday, 24 February, the Advisory Committee will publicly open its session at 11 a.m. and elect officers, followed by the adoption of its agenda and programme of work. The Committee will then hold a discussion on human rights in post-disaster and post-conflict situations. At 3 p.m. a discussion on the enhancement of international cooperation will take place.
In the morning of Tuesday, 25 February, the Advisory Committee will discuss the negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights, starting at 10 a.m. That afternoon it will consider ways of promoting human rights through sport and the Olympic ideal in a special meeting that will feature presentations by Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on sport for development and peace and Professor Constantinos Filis, Director, International Olympic Truce Centre.
Local government and human rights will be the topic of discussion on the morning of Wednesday 26 February, with presentations by Mr. Seonghoon Lee of the Korea Human Rights Foundation and Ms. Andrea Egbuna-Joss from the Swiss Center for...