A consultation for Geneva-based stakeholders will be held on February 5th 2018, to provide representatives of states, civil society and international organisations, UN experts and academic researchers the opportunity to know more about the process and provide direct input into the Guiding Principles. This event is organised by the secretariat of the Guiding Principles, in collaboration with NORRAG and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and co-sponsored by Finland, France and Portugal.

When: 5 February 2018
Where: Maison de la Paix, Salle S8, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

8.30 - 9.00: Registration
9.00 - 9.30: Opening (Ann Skelton, Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child; Ms Boly Barry, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Prof. Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Director of NORRAG, The Graduate Institute, Geneva; and Mission representatives)
9.30 - 10.30: Presentation of the process for the development of the Guiding principles to-date and Q&A (moderated by Amnesty International, GI-ESCR, RTE)
10.30 - 11.00: Coffee break
11.00 - 12.00: Roundtable on three challenging issues extracted from the Guiding Principles
12.00 - 12.45: Final discussion focusing on policy impacts and relationships with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 and other UN processes, and implementation (moderated by NORRAG)
12.45 - 13.00: Closing remarks
13.00: Lunch

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