Areas of Work

UN Human Rights Council

On 15 March 2006, the General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/60/251 to establish a Human Rights Council replacing the Commission on Human Rights. The Human Rights Council began its work on 19 June 2006. QUNO participated actively in the Commission on Human Rights and the development of the UN Human Rights Council, seeking ways to strengthen the Council’ s work in promoting and protecting human rights.

Useful links:

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

International Commission of Jurists

International Service for Human Rights

Association for the Prevention of Torture

Child Soldiers International

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

Terre des Hommes

Centre for World Indigenous Studies

Overseas Development Institute

Native Web: Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World

Save the Children Sweden


Recent Timeline Events

March 2023

New Opportunities for Breaking the Barriers of Systemic Racism in Migration Governance

On 29 March, QUNO Geneva engaged with the work of the Human Rights Council on systemic racism. Human Rights and Refugees Programme Assistant, Yasmin Beldjelti, spoke in both the Debate in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the General Debate Item 9 on Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related forms of intolerance.


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October 2022

Transformation for Racial Justice: Nothing can be changed until it is faced

On 3 October, QUNO Geneva engaged with the work of the Human Rights Council on systemic racism.

Speaking in the first dialogue with the Expert Mechanism on Law Enforcement and Racism, Director Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge drew on her own experience of police violence in apartheid South Africa. Welcoming the work of the Expert Mechanism and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nozizwe went on to say:


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