Excerpt from UN Human Rights Council President’s Text, 17 June 2007

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Excerpt from UN Human Rights Council President’s Text, 17 June 2007

Agenda and Framework for the Program of Work

I. Principles

o Universality
o Impartiality
o Objectivity
o Non-selectiveness

o Constructive dialogue and co-operation
o Predictability
o Flexibility
o Transparency
o Accountability
o Balance
o Inclusive/comprehensive
o Implementation and follow-up of decisions

II. Agenda

Item 1   Organizational and procedural matters.

Item 2   Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the OHCHR and the Secretary General.

Item 3   Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.

Item 4   Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.

Item 5   Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms.

Item 6   Universal Periodic Review.

Item 7   Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.

Item 8   Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

Item 9   Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

Item 10   Technical assistance and capacity building.

III. Framework for the Program of Work

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters:

o Election of the Bureau.
o Adoption of the annual programme of work.
o Adoption of the programme of work of the session.
o Selection and appointment of mandate-holders.
o Election of members of the HRC Advisory Committee.
o Adoption of the report of the session.
o Adoption of the Annual Report.

Item 2: Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary General.

o Presentation of the annual report and updates.

Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.

o Economic, social and cultural rights.
o Civil and political rights.
o Rights of peoples, and specific groups and individuals.
o Right to development.
o Interrelation of human rights and human rights thematic issues.

Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. Item 5: Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms:

o Report of the Advisory Committee.
o Report of the Complaint procedure.

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review.

Item 7: Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories:

o Human rights violations and implications of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.
o Right to self-determination of the Palestinian people.

Item 8: Follow-up and implementation of Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

Item 9: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity building.

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