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Invitation to Civil Society Consultation August 17th
August 17, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The federal inter-agency Universal Periodic Review Working Group 3 invites you to participate in a civil society consultation with representatives from various federal agencies on August 17, 2016 from 10am–4pm in the Brooke-Mondale Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), located at 451 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20410. The first part of the consultation will be webcast for those who are unable to attend in person.
The consultation will focus on the recommendations supported in whole or in part by the United States as part of its 2015 Universal Periodic Review, and related recommendations received by the United States from UN human rights treaty bodies, on the following topics assigned to Working Group 3 and Working Group 1: Economic, Social, Cultural Rights, Indigenous Issues and the Environment, and Civil Rights and Discrimination not related to Law Enforcement. The consultation will be a one-day consultation consisting of panels in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon on topics related to the recommendations covered by Working Group 3 and certain recommendations covered by Working Group 1, as identified in the attachment. A full list of UPR recommendations and the U.S. Government positions on each of them is available at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/
RSVP to UPRWorkingGroup3@state.gov no later than Friday, August 5, 2016 with the following information: (i) your name, (ii) institutional affiliation, (iii) whether you will participate in-person or by webcast. Based on your acceptance of this invitation, HUD will provide additional information to facilitate your entry into the facility or webcast.
Written statements provided in advance are strongly encouraged, in order to permit U.S. Government participants to prepare to discuss topics of interest. Please limit your statements and remarks to the topics enumerated above, which are covered by Interagency UPR Working Group 3 (information on these interagency UPR Working Groups can be found at http://www.humanrights.gov/