NGOs to meet with the Chairs of the UN human rights treaty bodies to discuss the 2020 treaty body strengthening process and the role of NGOs
This week in New York the Chairs of each of the UN human rights treaty bodies will hold their annual meeting. TB-Net (an informal network of NGOs working closely with the human rights treaty bodies), of which GI-ESCR is a member, will observe the meetings and participate in the meeting with NGOs.
TB-Net will raise with the Chairs its ideas regarding: the 2020 treaty body strengthening process; the budgetary crisis facing the treaty bodies; implementation of the guidelines against intimidation and reprisals; improvements to the nomination and election of treaty body members.
The TB-Net Statement to the Chairs meeting is HERE
This event will be live webcast here: http://webtv.un.org/live-now/watch/3rd-meeting-31st-meeting-of-the-chairs-of-the-human-rights-treaty-bodies-24-28-june/5701442653001