FSV Meetings

NGO Forum on Spirituality and Values (FSV)


Meetings will be held in January, February, April, May, July, October, November and possibly December.

A Triennial General Assembly will be called in the first quarter to 2018.

Additional meetings can be called if and when required.

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Sessions are in  March, June and September and no meetings are envisioned as NGOs often organise parallel events during the HRC.

Human Rights Council Sessions

Item 3. Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.

March session…

on  the situations of human rights defenders,

on the right to food,

on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living on the right to non-discrimination,

on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment,

on minority issues

on foreign debt (and studyInterim study of the IE on foreign debt on the negative impact of illicit financial flows on the enjoyment of human rights in the context of the post-2015 development agenda)

on freedom of religion or belief,

on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism,

on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

in the field of cultural rights,

on the rights of persons with disabilities

on the sale on children, child prostitution and child pornography ,

on violence against children,

Annual report of the SRSG for children and armed conflict

reports on countries,

UPR outcomes,

Progress reports from HC, reports from WGs.

June session…

on the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

on the independence of judges and lawyers

on human rights and international solidarity

on the human rights of internally displaced persons

on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

on the human rights of migrants

on summary executions

on freedom of expression

on the right to education

on discrimination against women

on violence against women

on extreme poverty

on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children

Report of the WG on transnational corporations and human rights

Progress report of the HC on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (on consultations on legal options and practical measures to improve access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses

Oral update of the HC on the initiatives taken to raise awareness and promote the protection of the rights of persons with albinism

Other Progress reports from HC, reports from WGs.

September session… 

IE on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

on the rights of indigenous peoples

on contemporary forms of slavery

on the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes

on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

on truth, justice and reparation and guarantee of non-recurrence

on the rights of older persons

on unilateral coercive measures

Panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples (theme: follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, and its implications for the achievement of the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)

Recommendations of the IGWG to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies

Other Progress Reports from HC, reports from WGs.

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