When did we start talking about...?
As time has progressed, we have seen the emergence of various new themes in
So, when did each emerge in our discussions and how has it evolved since?
Girls in International & Regional Bodies
Are the specific needs of girls addressed? Are we advancing towards this global goal?
International and regional bodies play a key role in holding States accountable for their human rights commitments.
In 2015, States made the commitment to achieve gender equality by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
UN General Assembly
Every September, 193-member States meet to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations, such as development, peace and security, and international law.LEARN MORE
UN Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. Convened 3 times a year, it discusses thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention.LEARN MORE
Organization of American States
The OAS was established in order to achieve among its member states an order of peace and justice. The Organization uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development.LEARN MORE
Ten commissioners oversee departments including political affairs, agriculture and peace and security. Its founding charter mandates it to work for “democracy, human rights and development”, while it also promotes investment in the continent and sends peacekeepers to trouble spots.LEARN MORE
Council of Europe
The Council of Europe promotes human rights through international conventions and monitors member states' progress in these areas and makes recommendations through independent expert monitoring bodies.LEARN MORE
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The objectives of the Association are to promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia and to improve their quality of life; to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region; and to provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realize their full potentials.LEARN MORE