NGOs call on President of General Assembly to restart negotiations on treaty body strengthening without delay

25.10.2013

NGOs are concerned that the President of the General Assembly has not yet appointed co-facilitators to resume negotiations on strengthening the UN treaty body system. 

NGOs are concerned that the President of the General Assembly has not yet appointed co-facilitators to resume negotiations on strengthening the UN treaty body system.

In a joint letter, NGOs have called on the PGA to appoint co-facilitators without delay to ensure that negotiations can be resumed and the process can be brought to a conclusion by the mid-February 2014 deadline agreed to by States.

This in turn would ensure that initiatives that enjoy broad support can be implemented for the benefit of the treaty bodies and rights holders everywhere and those proposals with budgetary implications will be decided in time for inclusion in the general UN budget for 2014-15.

Click here to read the joint NGO letter to the President of the General Assembly

Category:

Topic
  • Treaty body strengthening process
Mechanism
  • UN General Assembly
  • UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies