Photo: Jean-Marc Ferre

Human Rights Council Elections 2019: discussions of candidate States’ visions for membership - NEW YORK

Location: New York,

Friday 6 September 2019

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Trusteeship Council Chamber


In advance of the Human Rights Council elections that will take place this autumn for the membership term 2020-2022, Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights will hold a pledging event for candidate States in New York on 6 September 2019.

Candidate States are listed below, with a link to their "scorecards":

The event is co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of The Bahamas and Denmark. It is intended to give candidates an opportunity to present their visions for Council membership and to respond to questions from a range of stakeholders on how they propose to realise the pledges and commitments they may have made in seeking election.

State representatives, civil society, national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and other key stakeholders are invited to participate actively in the event and pose questions to candidate States.

You will require a UN Grounds Pass to attend the event. If you do not have a UN Grounds Pass, please send a request to [email protected] by Tuesday 3 September, 6pm GMT.

Can’t make it or have a question? Follow the event live on UN Web TV http://webtv.un.org and submit questions to candidates via Twitter: @ISHRglobal #HRCpledging

A mirror event will be held in Geneva on 11 September.