Human Rights Council adjusts working hours of 55th session during Ramadan


The United Nations Human Rights Council has decided to adjust the working hours of its ongoing 55th session during Ramadan, effective from Monday 11 March until the conclusion of the session, scheduled for Friday 5 April.

According to the new schedule, meetings of the 55th session will run from 09:30 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 17:30 Central European Time (CET) in Room XX at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The original schedule from 10:00-13:00 and from 15:00-18:00 will remain in place until Friday 8 March.

This change in working hours was decided by the Council on Thursday 7 March, 2024.

The request for the change was earlier made by the Permanent Mission of Pakistan in Geneva in its capacity as coordinator on human rights and humanitarian issues of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation member states.

Journalists, attendees and others are encouraged to stay informed about the Council’s schedule by checking the HRC55 link on the Sched app. All Council meetings are webcast live on UN Web TV.

The United Nations Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the United Nations system responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. It comprises 47 member states elected by the UN General Assembly and meets regularly throughout the year in Geneva, Switzerland, to address human rights violations, review country-specific situations, and adopt resolutions and decisions aimed at advancing human rights globally.

Information on the 55th session can be found here, including the annotated agenda and reports to be presented.

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