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Other Human Rights News
- The note verbale concerning the second session of the open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on a draft United Nations declaration on the right to peace is now available.
- Call for submissions by the Working Group on Discrimination against Women on equality and non-discrimination in marriage, rights and responsibilities in the family and participation in all aspects of cultural life including arts, sports and cultural activities to be made to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July 2014.
- The thirteenth session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will be held from the 11th to the 15th of August 2014, in Room XX of Palais des Nations. The draft program of work is now available.
- The Committee on Enforced Disappearances will hold its seventh session from 15 to 26 September 2014, at the Palais des Nations, room XII
- The annual meeting of the Social Forum will take place from February 18th to February 20th 2015, at the Palais des Nations
- The third Optional Protocol to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on a Communication Procedures entered into force the 14th April 2014. It is now possible to submit communications to the CRC.
- The Civil Society Section of the OHCHR launch a new Practical Guide for civil society on how to follow up on United Nations human rights recommendations. The Guide is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.