Treaty Body Capacity Building Programme

Currently, there are nine core human rights international treaties from which ten treaty bodies have been established. The treaty bodies are committees of independent experts who monitor the implementation of the treaties. The treaty bodies are composed of independent experts of recognized competence in human rights, who are nominated and elected by State parties. Member States who are party to a treaty have an obligation to take steps to ensure that everyone in the State can enjoy the rights set out in the treaty. The Treaty Body Capacity Building Programme engages with the Member States, NHRIs, CSOs and other stakeholders in strengthening their capacity to engage with the UN Human Rights Mechanisms and monitor, implement, and follow-up the recommendations produced by the UNHRMs through:

  • Trainings for government officials on treaty body reporting and ratification
  • trainings for government officials on the establishment/enhancement of the National Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up (NMRFs)
  • Facilitating the knowledge exchange and transfer among Member States on good practices on the implementation of their treaty obligations
  • Training for NHRIs, CSOs and other stakeholders on the engagement with UNHRMs
  • Production and dissemination of training and communication tools for capacity building activities

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