The UN General Assembly recently elected 14 new Human Rights Council members for a period of three years starting in January 2020.
The 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from September 9 to September 27, 2019.
The 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place from September 9-27, 2019.
Read information about anticipated sexual rights-related resolutions, panels and reports, UPR outcomes, and parallel events taking place during the 42nd session.
The Sexual Rights Initiative and partners co-sponsored a side event at the 20th session of the Human Rights Council focusing on criminal laws and women’s right to health. The objective of the event was to provide a forum for States and stakeholders in Geneva to discuss the key findings and recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health’s 2011 report to the General Assembly on the criminalization of sexual and reproductive health including abortion.
Learn more about the event here.
The Center for Reproductive Rights, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Service for Human Rights, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, the World Young Women Christian Association welcome the major gains on women’s and girls’ rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council.