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Joint NGO Statement on the occasion of the Twenty-ninth meeting of UN treaty body chairs

, Index number: IOR 40/6647/2017

This statement includes some reflections and recommendations, by the undersigned organisations (see list on p.6-7), in relation to the programme of work for the 2017 annual meeting. Some of the comments and recommendations stem from a two-day consultation involving representatives of NGOs, States, human rights treaty body members, OHCHR and academics, which took place in Geneva on 23-24 May 2017 . The consultation focused on developing a political strategy for the Treaty Body strengthening process. A report will shortly be made public. The comments and recommendations below are structured around the substantive meeting agenda items.

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