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Photo:  Flickr/ Crozet / Pouteau / Albouy CC BY.Photo: Flickr/ Crozet / Pouteau / Albouy CC BY

This year’s conference gathered more than 6,000 representatives of trade unions, employer organizations and governments from all over the world at the UN Office and the ILO headquarters in Geneva.

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The session takes place from 13 June to 1 July 2016 and will focus on women’s rights and non-discrimination of sexual minorities.

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Norway hosted the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress attracted 1500 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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On June 14 2016, during this year’s UN Human Rights Council, Norway and Mexico are co-sponsoring an event on access to information and human rights at Palais des Nations.

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The 25th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is taking place in the Human Rights Council in Geneva from 2 – 13 May 2016. During the two weeks, Norway will give recommendations to ten out of the 14 states under review, on a broad range of human rights issues.

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The core group on business and human rights discusses progress and preliminary findings of the OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project

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“The ILO’s mandate is as relevant today as it was in 1919”, said the State Secretary as she addressed the 105th International Labour Conference.

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Permanent representative of Norway, Steffen Kongstad and rugby referee Nigel Owens in the ILO library. 
Photo: Norway MFA.

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) was marked by a discussion held in the library of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 18 May 2016. This years’ theme is sexual orientation, gender identity and mental health and well-being. Many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans- and Intersex people (LGBTI) experience stress, discrimination and harassment at work. The ILOs ow...

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Photo: Norway MFA/ B. Larsen.

On 10 - 11 May 2016 the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC) held a conference on implementation of human rights-based approaches to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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