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The Human Rights Likeminded Office has been providing support to Member States and NGOs, collectively and individually, since 2016.

The services provided by the Human Rights Likeminded Office (HRLO) include projects in the General Assembly (Third Committee), Human Rights Council, Security Council and NGO Committee. HRLO also delivered cross-cutting thematic reports, addressing topics such as human rights obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic or the human rights of LGBTI people.

Briefing notes and reports: Concise yet informative, briefing notes on many topics have supported the engagement of delegates and NGO representatives in the Council. A quick backgrounder on any topic helps participate actively in negotiations, include pertinent points in statements, clarify an issue to Capitals and HQs, and ultimately, mobilize allies in support of a common priority. Member States and NGOs have previously requested HRLO outputs ranging from briefing notes on select priority topics, to a detailed report on a topic of interest, to services in support of an entire session.


Statements: HRLO assisted with the drafting of statements for delegations seeking to advance human rights. Those are supported by robust experience in drafting statements on any human rights topic, a keen understanding of common priorities, and a commitment to thorough research. Hire HRLO to assist with the drafting of joint statements too.

Resolutions: Member States and NGOs have reached out to HRLO for support on resolutions. Voting analysis helps inform strategy; dedicated research identifies expected challenges; and a detailed literature review provides language proposals that can gain wide support.

For further information on areas HRLO can address, please click below or reach out to us.

Human rights portfolio

  1. Core inter-governmental human rights bodies

  2. Gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights

  3. The human rights of LGBTI people

  4. Civil society space


Mainstreaming human rights into other portfolios

  1. Sustainable development

  2. Peace and security

  3. Elections to inter-governmental bodies

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