We are very pleased to share with you Issue N° 21 of the Human Rights Treaties Division's (HRTD) Newsletter The HRTD Newsletter has been issued in-house on a quarterly basis since 2008 with the purpose of providing in-depth information and analysis on the work and functions of the human rights treaty bodies. As such, the Newsletter complements other information tools produced by the Division which all aim at enhancing the understanding and knowledge of the work of the treaty bodies among key stakeholders.
The Newsletter is made available to the larger public with a view to further strengthen the impact and understanding of the work of the human rights treaty bodies where they matter most - at the country level. To this aim, we continue to make the Newsletter available to the larger public through posting on the OHCHR website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/Pages/Newsletter.aspx
Keeping all stakeholders abreast of the latest treaty developments and of the work of UN treaty bodies is an important component of the ongoing process of treaty body strengthening, as it provides further opportunities for dialogue and exchange of ideas on this common endeavour. You may also wish to distribute this Newsletter within your own networks.
As key actors working every day in every part of the word for the protection, promotion and advancement of human rights, you as representatives of civil society are uniquely placed and play a critical role in the implementation of treaty bodies' output. Your comments, input and contributions to the Newsletter are hence warmly welcome and will contribute to further strengthening the impact of the work of treaty bodies where they matter most.
We sincerely hope that you will find the Newsletter an interesting and useful tool in your work.