The United Nations Human Rights Treaties

General Documents Not Relating To Specific States

Days of Discussion


  • Summary of Thematic Discussions (2000-2005)
  • Special Measures/Affirmative Action (2008)
  • Racial Discrimination Against People of African Descent (2011)
  • Days of Discussion documents on are as of April 2012. To update use the UN website search engine here.

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    CESCR, CEDAW, CRC, CMW and CRPD hold "Days of General Discussion", and CERD holds “Thematic Discussions”. The Committee holds a discussion of a different topic on each of these Days, and may publish the results of the discussion in its annual or session report. Usually a number of background papers are submitted and published for the Day of Discussion.