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Key reports & resolutions at the 47th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the foremost intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

The 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council takes place from 25 June 2021 - 15 July 2021, in Geneva.

The HRC is presented with thematic and country reports from UN experts and where Member States debate and pass resolutions on cross-cutting human rights issues and human rights situations in particular countries. 

Find below information on key reports and resolutions related to gender justice, sexuality and women's rights, as well as statements made by feminists activists and civil society on restrictions to civil society participation this session  

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A general view of participants at the 16th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Key Reports at the 47th Session


Key statements (To be shared when available)


Key resolutions (To be updated)

  • Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity (Colombia, Estonia, New Zealand)
  • Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls on preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls with disabilities (Canada)
  • Realizing the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl (the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom)
  • Menstrual hygiene management, human rights and gender equality: Elimination of harmful practices, accusations of malicious use of witchcraft, and assault (Africa Group)
  • Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers (Follow up resolution to HRC/RES/43/1) (Africa Group)
  • Human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS (Brazil, Colombia, Portugal, Mozambique, Thailand)
  • Human rights of migrants (Mexico)
  • Civil society space (Ireland, Chile, Japan, Sierra Leone, Tunisia)
  • The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet (Brazil, Nigeria, USA, Tunisia, Sweden)
  • Right to education (Portugal)
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