The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue implements systematic environmental scanning for live events, webinars and discussions hosted by the United Nations Agencies, NGOs, universities and think-tanks on the wide range of topics linked to human rights.

Check the table below for events, conferences and meetings of interest in the field of human rights to be held in 2021. The Geneva Centre envisages to follow more particularly those closely related to its mandate and focus areas.

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
ORGANIZER DATE
46th regular session Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 22 February to 19 March 2021
47th regular session Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 21 June to 09 July 2021
48th regular session Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 13 September to 01 October 2021
OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL EVENTS
ORGANIZER DATE
Social Forum Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) October 2021 (to be confirmed)
Forum on Business and Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) November 2021 (to be confirmed)
Forum on Minorities Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) November 2021 (to be confirmed)
UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW (UPR)
ORGANIZER DATE
37th session Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 18 January to 29 January 2021
38th session Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 03 May to 14 May 2021
39th session Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 01 November to 12 November 2021
UN EVENTS ORGANIZED IN NEW YORK
ORGANIZER DATE
UN GLOBAL COMPACT LEADERS’S SUMMIT UN Global Compact 15 to 16 June 2021
HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT UN ECOSOC 6 July to 12 July 2021
ECOSOC HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT UN ECOSOC 13 July to 16 July 2021
76TH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY UN General Assembly 14 September to 30 September 2021
THIRD COMMITTEE MEETINGS UN General Assembly October to November 2021 (dates TBC)
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations UN ECOSOC Dates TBC
OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZER DATE
ARAB HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE Arab League Dates to be confirmed in 2021
MARTIN ENNALS AWARDS Martin Ennals Foundation 11 February 2021
GENEVA PEACE WEEK Geneva Peacebuilding Platform November 2021 (dates to be confirmed)
GENEVA HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK University of Geneva Late November 2021 (dates to be confirmed)
International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights FIFDH 05 March to 14 March 2021