ODU Model United Nations Conference (ODUMUNC)
Human Rights Council (HRC)
- Promoting the Safety of Journalists
- Revaluating Human Rights in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)
- Human rights situation in Eritrea
Your Chairman: TBA
The Human Rights Council is the inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening and protecting human rights around the globe. It addresses situations of human rights violations and makes recommendations for them. It is mandated to discuss all human rights issues and situations, covering many of the most sensitive and controversial issues in the UN system, including the management of serious tensions between members who advocate aggressive protection of human rights and others fighting to preserve the sovereignty of state governments.
The Council is made up of elected United Nations Member States, elected by the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to replace the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. THE HRC mandate is set out in General Assembly resolution 60/251 (2006), which established the HRC. The HRC meets at the UN headquarters in Geneva, in an assembly hall decorated with multicolor stalactites, a detail missing at ODUMUNC.