UN Reps and Global Issues

HRC 26 Blog

The Human Rights Council's twenty-sixth regular session at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (10-27 June 2014)

HRC 26, held June 10-27, 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, shed light on many global issues. Highlights of the three-week session included interactive discussions on:

·      Eliminating child, early and forced marriages.

·      Combating female genital mutilation.

·      Efforts to advance the rights of persons with disabilities.

·      The issue of journalists’ safety. 

During the HRC 26 session there was also the annual full-day discussion on women’s rights that focused on gender stereotyping and women’s rights in achieving sustainable development.

Ms. Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave an update from the High Commissioner’s office making this her last as her term ended in August 2014.

Following you can read Stacy Lara's blogs about the 26th session. 


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