Request for info: UN Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery,

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Subject: Request for info: UN Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery,
From: Margaret O'Grady (m.ogrady@antislavery.org)
Date: Sun Mar 19 2000 - 20:32:14 EST


Dear Friends and Colleagues,
>
>The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has advised us
that
>ngos are invited to submit written information, "....on the grave problems
>affecting migrant workers", together with proposals for future action to
>the 25th Session of the UN Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery,
>14-23 June 2000, which will be held at the Palais Wilson, in Geneva. The
>information should be submitted by 17 April 2000. The Working Group on
>Contemporary Forms of Slavery meets annually, and reports to the
>Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, which in turn
>reports to the Commission on Human Rights. "The Sub-Commission, in
>paragraph 35 of its resolution 1999/17, the >Sub-Commission recommended
that non-governmental organisations pay
>attention to the grave problems affecting migrant workers and provide the
>Working Group with information in this regard.
>
>Please note that the information has to be submitted through an NGO with
>"consultative status". Anti-Slavery International has this status, and
>would be willing to submit information on behalf of other NGOs which would
>like to provide evidence regarding violations of the rights of migrant
workers. There
>are other NGOs which have consultative status with the UN, and a list can
>be obtained. You can contact the Office of the High Commissioner for
Human
>Rights, (Attn. Ms. Miriam Tebourbi), United Nations Office, Geneva,
>CH-1211, Geneva 10. Fax. +41-22917-0123, e-mail:
>[SMTP:mtebourbi.hchr@unog.ch] for further information.

Margaret O'Grady
Programme Coordinator
Anti-Slavery
Thomas Clarkson House
The Stableyard
Broomgrove Road
London SW9 9TL
direct tel. 0171-501-8931

main tel. 0171-501-8920
fax no. 0171-738-4110
URL: http://www.antislavery.org


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