GHRD AND THE UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations is an international and intergovernmental organization, founded in 1945 after the Second World War. It was created in light of the horrors of the war to act on issues confronting humanity such as maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law.
The mission of the organization has been guided by the UN Charter, an instrument of international law that the members are bound to. It codifies major principles of international relations, varying from the prohibition of the use of force in international settings to maintaining the sovereign equality of states.
54th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
GHRD is attending the 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, covering interactive dialogues and discussions across important issues like arbitrary detention, the right to development, and the war in Ukraine. We will also be covering significant protests during the 54th Session, like the Sindhi protest against forced conversion, bonded labor, and blasphemy laws, and the Baloch protest against atrocities committed in the region in Pakistan.
GHRD is organizing a side event during the 54th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on “Recognising the Genocide of Bengali Citizens in 1971: Preserving Historical Truth and Promoting Human Rights” on 5 October 2023 (11:00-12:00), at Palais Des Nations, Geneva, to shed light on this overlooked and under-recognised atrocity.
This year we had a nice variety of people going to the UN for the 54th UNHRC. In the picture above from left to right you can see people from the following teams: social media team, events & promotions team, women’s rights team, our board member and supervisor Kavita, media team, and UN team.