Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Call for Applications
October – December 2013
Dear all,
Please note that the deadline to submit applications to attend the 17th session of the Universal Periodic Review and all sessions of treaty bodies taking place in Geneva between October and December 2013 is:  22 July 2013.

Below are the States that will be examined by the treaty bodies for the said period:

Human Rights Committee (CCPR) – 109th session (Geneva, 14 October to 1 November 2013)
Bolivia, Djibouti, Mauritania, Mozambique, United States of America, Uruguay

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) – 51st   session (Geneva, 4-29 November 2013)
Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Kuwait, Norway

Adoption of list of Issues:
-      Armenia
-      Czech Republic
-      El Salvador
-      Finland
-      Indonesia
-      Monaco
-      Nepal
-      Portugal
-      Serbia
-      Ukraine

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) –  56th session (Geneva, 30 September to 18 October 2013)
Andorra, Benin, Cambodia, Colombia, Republic of Moldova, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (in the absence of a report)

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – 66th pre-sessional working group (Geneva, 7-11 October 2013)

India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, St. Lucia, OPSC: India, OPSC: Jordan, OPSC: United Kingdom, OPAC: Cuba, OPAC: India, OPAC: Jordan

Committee against Torture  (CAT) – 51st session (Geneva, 28 October to 22 November 2013)

Andorra, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mozambique, Poland, Portugal, Uzbekistan

Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) – 5th session (Geneva, 4-15 November 2013)
Argentina, Spain

The following States will be reviewed during the 17th session of the Universal Periodic Review:

-        Belize
-        Central Africa Republic
-        Chad
-        China
-        Congo
-        Jordan
-        Malaysia
-        Malta
-        Mauritius
-        Mexico
-        Monaco
-        Nigeria
-        Saudi Arabia
-        Senegal

This information might be subject to changes. Therefore, we would strongly advise that you check the OHCHR webpage on a regular basis to have updated information: 

The application forms for these meetings are available on the following web link:

Applications need to be signed, dated and sent with all the supporting documents to the following email:

Please mention the mechanism you wish to attend in the subject header of your e-mail
Please also verify the new criteria for selection established by the members of the Board of Trustees of the Voluntary Fund to make sure that you are eligible to apply to attend the sessions you are interested in. The new criteria are available on the following web link:

For any other additional information, you can consult our website:

Best wishes,
The Secretariat of the Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations