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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 - 13 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 feminist activists and civil society on restrictions to civil society participation this session. 

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

  • Joint statement on disinformation and the right to freedom of expression and opinion
  • Joint statement on comprehensive sexuality education
  • Statement on “Gender-equal socioeconomic recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic”


  • Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights  (Colombia, Estonia, New Zealand) A/HRC/47/L.23/Rev.1
  • 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) A/HRC/47/L.18/Rev.1
  • Realizing the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl (the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom) A/HRC/47/L.3
  • Menstrual hygiene management, human rights, and gender equality A/HRC/47/L.2 (Africa Group)
  • Promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers through transformative change for racial justice and equality A/HRC/47/L.8/Rev.1 (Africa Group)
  • Human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS (Brazil, Colombia, Portugal, Mozambique, Thailand) A/HRC/47/L.15
  • Human rights of migrants (Mexico) A/HRC/47/L.26
  • Civil society space: Covid-19: the road to recovery and the essential role of civil society (led by Ireland, Chile, Japan, Sierra Leone, Tunisia) - A/HRC/47/L.1
  • The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet (Brazil, Nigeria, USA, Tunisia, Sweden) A/HRC/47/L.22
  • Right to education (Portugal)  A/HRC/47/L4/Rev.1
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