ERI Active During 46th UN Human Rights Council Session

Paola Miranda delivers an ERI statement via video at the UN Human Rights Council

ERI delivered a number of statements during the 46th Human Rights Council session in Geneva. With proceedings taking place virtually, NGOs were asked to raise their concerns via recorded video statements. This provided an opportunity for members of our network to address the Council directly.

ERI’s interventions, often joint statements with our partners, included statements as part of the discussions on the topics listed below (click on the highlighted text to view each statement)

the Rights of Children and the SDGs(statement read by Constantine D’Abreu of ERI);  
the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children(statement read by Priya from NineisMine India); 
the Special Rapporteur on Persons with Disabilities(statement  read by Cyprian Omoding, Edmund Rice Advocacy Network Kenya); 
the Special Rapporteur on Sustainable Development(statement read by Steve Rocha, India);  
the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children(statement delivered by Paola Miranda, ERI Advocacy Co-ordinator South America) 

Statements were also delivered during the General Debates on:-
Gender-based Violence in South Africa (statement delivered by Jessica Dewhurst) 
the Right to Education in South Africa (statement delivered by Ignatius France)
Violence Against Children (statement delivered by Ram (India)

A statement was also read by Brian Bond on behalf of 107 local NGOs in Myanmar following the recent military coup. The NGOs feared reprisals if they were to be identified by speaking publicly.

Finally a statement on the outcome of the UPR of the United States was read by Kevin Cawley of ERI

(click on the highlighted text to access the statements) 

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