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Mr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway and Marc Limon, Executive Director, URG. 
Photo: Permanent Mission of Norway.Mr. Hans Brattskar, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Norway and Marc Limon, Executive Director, URG. Photo: Permanent Mission of Norway

How do the candidate States for the Human Rights Council election cooperate with the UN? What pledges and commitments have they made? A new guide gives you all the information you need before the upcoming HRC election.

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Sámi president Aili Keskitalo. The picture is taken during the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014. . 
Photo: UN Photo/Cia Pak.

Sámi president Keskitalo: Not acceptable that 50 % of Sámi women are exposed to violence.

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Photo: UN Geneva/Jean-Marc Ferré/CC BY.

On the fifth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the Human Rights Council of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Council sent a strong message to States and businesses on the need to improve accountability and access to remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses.

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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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Photo: Flickr/Jennifer Moo/ CCBY.

On June 14 2016, during the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Norway and Mexico together with Article 19 co-hosted an event on access to information and human rights.

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Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré.

On 13 September 2016, the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council started in Geneva. Important issues for Norway include freedom of speech, indigenous people’s rights, and women’s rights.

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Photo: ILO/Aaron Santos / CC BY / Flickr.com.

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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Photo: UN Geneva/CC BY.

The 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, focusing on a broad range of issues, including women’s rights and non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, took place from 13 June to 1 July 2016.

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