GA Side Event | Treaty Body Strengthening Process - An assessment of developments and possible next steps


Friday, 20 October 2017
1:15 - 2:45 pm
Conference Room 12

UN Headquarters, New York

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Looking towards the 2020 review of the UN Treaty Body system, this side event will provide a space to
discuss developments related to strengthening treaty bodies and maximising their effectiveness, and look at
where to go from here.


  • Ambassador Juan Carlos Mendoza-García, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN
  • Suela Janina, Chair of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances
  • Kyle Ward, Chief of Programme Support and Management Services, OHCHR
  • Christen Broeker, Deputy Director at the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights

Opening and closing remarks:

  • Ambassador Jouni Laaksonen, Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN
  • Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN

We hope you can join us.

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Photo: Mark Garten via UN Photos