Advocacy Calendar 2018/2019

Last update 30 October 2018

 

October 2018

International Days

11 Oct

International Day of the Girl Child
http://www.un.org/en/event/girlchild/

24 Oct

United Nations Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/unday/

 

UN Events

08 Oct – 02 Nov

Body: Committee on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR)
Event: 124 Session
State reports considered: Belarus, Belize, Bulgaria, Guinea, Sudan
Consideration of country situation in the absence of a State report: Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
List of issues: Mauritania, Tajikistan
List of issues prior to reporting: Trinidad and Tobago
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1214&Lang=en

22 Oct

Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against (15.00-16.30) Women (CEDAW)
Event: informal public meeting with NGOs during the 71 Session
Countries: Nepal, Republic of the Congo, The Bahamas and Samoa
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1172&Lang=en

26 Oct

Deadline: Deadline for NGOs to submit request under the Early
Warning Urgent Action Procedures for the 97 Session Committee
on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) 26 Nov – 14 Dec 2018.
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1212&Lang=en

29 Oct

Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against
(16:10 – 17:10) Women (CEDAW)
Event: informal public meeting with NGOs during the 71 Session
Countries: Mauritius, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1172&Lang=en

22 Oct – 09 Nov

Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination
against Women (CEDAW)
Event: 71 Session
Deadline: 1 Oct 2018 to submit written contributions
Countries: Bahamas, Congo, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1172&Lang=en

Other events

31 Oct

Dark Matter Day
Event: Day on dark matter with discussions globally, regionally
and locally on dark matter. Cern gives a lecture.
Link: http://www.darkmatterday.com
http://www.indico.cern.ch/event/76073/

 

NOVEMBER 2018

International Days

10 Nov

World Science Day for Peace and Development
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-science-day-for-peace-and-development/

20 Nov

Universal Children’s Day
https://www.unicef.org/world-childrens-day

UN Events

05 Nov

Deadline: Deadline for NGOs to submit reports relating to the main
review for the 97 Session Covenant on the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (CERD) 26 Nov – 14 Dec 2018.
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1212&Lang=en

05 – 16 Nov

Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group
Event: 31st Session
Countries: Saudi Arabia, Senegal, China, Nigeria, Mexico, Mauritius, Jordan, Malaysia, Central African Republic, Monaco, Belize, Chad, Congo, Malta
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRSessions.aspx

12 – 16 Nov

Body: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination
against Women (CEDAW)
Event: 73 Pre-sessional working group
Deadline: 1 Oct 2018 to submit written contributions
State reports considered: Austria, Bahrain, Cabo Verde, Côte
d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guyana, Mozambique,
Qatar
List of issues prior to reporting: Dominican Republic, Mongolia,
Panama
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1253&Lang=en

22 Nov

Deadline: Deadline for NGOs to request accreditation for the 97
Session International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms
of Racial Discrimination (CERD) 26 Nov – 14 Dec 2018.
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1212&Lang=en

22 Nov – 23 Nov

Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law
Event: Forum with the topic “Parliaments as promoters of human rights, democracy and the rule of law”.
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/HRC/Democracy/Pages/ForumDemocracy.aspx

26 Nov – 28 Nov 2018

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
Event: Yearly forum
Link:
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Business/Forum/Pages/ForumonBusinessandHumanRights.aspx

26 Nov – 14 Dec

Body: Committee on the Elimination of
All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Event: 97 Session
Deadline: 5 November for NGOs to submit reports relating to the
main review for the 97 Session
State reports considered: Albania, Honduras, Iraq, Norway, Qatar, Republic of Korea
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1212&Lang=en

Other events

28-29 Nov

Event: Conference “European Women in Technology”
Venue: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Link: https://www.europeanwomenintech.com

DECEMBER 2018

International Days

05 Dec

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
http://www.un.org/en/events/volunteerday/

10 Dec

Human Rights Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/

UN Events

03 Dec

Body: Human Rights Council (HRC)
Event: HRC Organizational Session
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/Home.aspx

JANUARY 2019

International Days

UN Events

14 Jan – 01 Feb

Body: Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Event: 80 Session
Countries: Bahrain, Belgium, Guinea, Italy, Japan, Syrian Arab Republic
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1226&Lang=en

21 Jan – 01 Feb

Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group
Event: 32 Session
Countries: New Zealand, Afghanistan, Chile, Viet Nam, Uruguay, Yemen, Vanuatu, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Comoros, Slovakia, Eritrea, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Cambodia
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/NgosNhris.aspx

FEBRUARY 2019

International Days

11 Feb

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
https://www.womeninscienceday.org
http://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/

UN Events

04 Feb

Deadline: National reports deadline for the 33th Universal Periodic
Review (UPR) Working Group Session 6-17 May 2019.
Countries: Norway, Albania, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Côte d’Ivoire, Portugal, Bhutan, Dominica, Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea, Brunei Darussalam, Costa Rica, Equatorial
Guinea, Ethiopia, Qatar, Nicaragua
Link:
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/NgosNhris.aspx

04 Feb – 08 Feb

Body: Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Event: 82 Pre-sessional working group
Countries: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Luxembourg, Portugal, Republic of Korea
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1260&Lang=en

25 Feb – 22 March

Body: Human Right Council (HRC)
Event: 40th Session
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/Home.aspx

MARCH 2019

International Days

08 March

International Women’s Day
https://www.internationalwomensday.com

UN Events

04 Mar – 29 Mar

Body: Committee on Civil and Political Rights
(CCPR)
Event: 125 Session
State reports considered: Angola, Niger, Viet Nam
Consideration of country situation in the absence of a State report: Eritrea, Senegal
List of issues prior to reporting: Finland, United States of America
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1296&Lang=en

28 March

Deadline: Deadline for NGOs to submit written contributions for
(confirmed) the 34rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group Session
Oct-Nov 2019.
Countries: Italy, El Salvador, Gambia, Bolivia, Fiji, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Angola, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Madagascar, Iraq, Slovenia, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/NgosNhris.aspx

APRIL 2019

International Days

21 April

World Creativity and Innovation Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/creativityday/

25 April

International Girls in ICT
https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Digital-Inclusion/Women-and-Girls/Girls-in-ICT-Portal/Pages/Portal.aspx

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day
http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work
https://www.ilo.org/safework/events/safeday/lang–en/index.htm

UN Events

01 – 12 Apr

Body: Committee on the Protection of the
Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families
(CMW)
Event: 30 Session
State reports considered: Albania, Guatemala, Libya, Tajikistan
List of issues: Cabo Verde
List of issues prior to reporting: Bolivia, Sao Tome and Principe, Syrian Arab Republic
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1263&Lang=en
23 Apr–10 May

Body: The Committee on the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (CERD)
Event: 39 Session
State reports considered: Andorra, Chile, Guatemala, Israel, Lithuania, Zambia
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1289&Lang=en

MAY 2019

International Days

17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)
https://www.itu.int/en/wtisd/2018/Pages/default.aspx

UN Events

06 – 17 May

Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review (UPR)Working Group
Event: 33 Session
Countries: Norway, Albania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Portugal, Bhutan, Dominica, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Brunei Darussalam, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Qatar, Nicaragua
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRSessions.aspx

13 – 31 May

Body: Committee on the rights of the Child (CRC)
Event: 81 Session
Countries: Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Tonga
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1268&Lang=en

JUNE 2019

International Days

27 June

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/smallbusinessday/

UN Events

20 June Deadline: Deadline for NGO to submit written contributions to the
(tentative) 35th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group Session in
Jan-Feb 2020.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Guinea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Spain, Lesotho, Kenya, Armenia, Guinea-Bissau, Sweden, Grenada, Turkey, Guyana, Kuwait
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/NgosNhris.aspx
25 June – 12 July

Body: Human Rights Council (HRC)
Event: 41st Session
Link:
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/Home.aspx
Other Events

25-25 June

Event: Conference “Women of Silicon Roundabout”
Venue: London
Link: https://www.women-in-technology.com

JULY 2019

International Days

15 July World Youth Skills Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/youthskillsday/

UN Events

July Deadline: National report for the 34 Universal Periodic Review
(tentative) (UPR) Working Group Session (Oct-Nov 2019)
Countries: Italy, El Salvador, Gambia, Bolivia, Fiji, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Angola, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Madagascar, Iraq, Slovenia, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/CyclesUPR.aspx

AUGUST 2019

International Days

12 August International Youth Day
http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/

UN Events

05 – 29 Aug

Body: The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Event: 99 Session
State reports considered: Czech Republic, El Salvador, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, State of Palestine
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1290&Lang=en

SEPTEMBER 2019

International Days

None

UN Events

02 – 11 Sep

Body: Committee on the Protection of the
Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
(CMW)
Event: 31 Session
State reports considered: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia
List of issues prior to reporting: Belize, Burkina Faso
Link: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1294&Lang=en

19 Sep

Deadline: Deadline for NGO to submit written contributions to the
(tentative) 36th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group Session in
April-May 2020.
Countries: Belarus, Liberia, Malawi, Mongolia, Panama, Maldives,
Andorra, Bulgaria, Honduras, United States of America, Marshall
Islands, Croatia, Jamaica, Libya
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/NgosNhris.aspx

OCTOBER 2019

International Days

11 Oct

International Day of the Girl Child
http://www.un.org/en/event/girlchild/

24 Oct

United Nations Day

http://www.un.org/en/events/unday/

UN Events

Deadline: National report for the 35th Universal Periodic Review (tentative) (UPR) Working Group Session (Jan-Feb 2020).
Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Guinea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Spain, Lesotho, Kenya, Armenia, Guinea-Bissau, Sweden, Grenada, Turkey, Guyana, Kuwait
Link: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/CyclesUPR.aspx