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Join us for the next IPPN Knowledge Café, a webinar series focused on building the IPPN members’ capacity to better understand a systems perspective on policy integration and acceleration; and integrated policy solutions, including curation of tools and resources that support the design and implementation of cross-cutting policy solutions.

About this webinar

How can the UN support Member States in integrating human rights into the development of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and what are the benefits of doing so? Join this upcoming IPPN Knowledge Café to find out how human rights can strengthen VNR processes, learn about the new practical resource to maximize synergies – Human Rights and Voluntary National Reviews: Operational Common Approach Guidance Note – and exchange experiences with colleagues across the UN system supporting the development of rights-based VNRs.

Co-organized by several UN agencies (UNDP, OHCHR, ILO, DCO, and UN Women), this session seeks to further disseminate the guidance, promote its use, and stimulate discussion around opportunities for UN support to Member States in developing rights-based VNRs.


This discussion will be hosted by George Abualzulof, Senior Human Rights Adviser, UN Development Coordination Office (DCO), and will start with a brief presentation of the Guidance Note by Maria-Soledad Pazo, Senior Human Rights Officer, Universal Periodic Review Branch, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and Sarah Rattray, Global Policy Specialist for Human Rights, Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace, Crisis Bureau, UNDP. 

The presentation will be followed by concrete experiences from the following keynote speakers:

  • Agostinho Moises, Head, Department for External Policies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Integration, Guinea-Bissau. See attached the prepared remarks since there were some connection difficulties during his presentation
  • Marialaura Fino, International Labour Standards Specialist, Decent Work Team and Office for the Andean Countries, International Labour Organization (ILO), Peru
  • Inas Margieh, Programme Coordinator, UN Women, Palestine

About the speakers

Agostinho Moises works in the General Directorate of Planning, collecting and analysing data, including the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the different agendas, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ICPD+25, Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), PND, Agenda 2063, and West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). Mr. Moises also serves as a team leader of data collection team (from different public and private partners, including NGOs, the United Nations and other partners). Finally, Mr. Moises holds a master's degree in finance and teaches Analytical and General Accounting at the National School of Administration and at Jean-Piaget University in Guinea-Bissou, leading several research projects.

Marialaura Fino advocated for the integration of International Labour Standards in national policies and legislation, while based in the ILO HQ in Switzerland and the ILO Office in Qatar. Before joining the ILO, Marialaura worked for the European Parliament, the Embassy of Italy in Kenya, an International NGO in Uganda and the University of Macau, in China. She has lived and worked in Africa, the Americas, the Arab States, Asia, and Europe with a view to promoting social justice, human and labour rights. Marialaura holds two master’s degrees in International and Comparative Law from LUISS University (Italy) and the University of Macau (China). She has a knack for communicating easily with people from all walks of life and she is fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Inas Margieh has over 20 years of professional experience in key humanitarian and development domains, including, education, protection, leadership and participation, gender equality, human rights and women’s human rights. She joined UN Women, and the United Nations in 2013. Inas holds a master’s degree in education and human development, a certificate of specialization in early childhood development, and a bachelor’s degree in education and English language and literature.

Connection details

📆 Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2022

🕰 Time: 8:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM Addis Ababa/ Istanbul | 7:00 PM Bangkok

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Session materials

Find the session recording below, as well as the presentations and other relevant resources in the comments section below.

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Comments (3)

Nadine Ravaud
Nadine Ravaud

📌 Dear IPPN community, thank you for joining today's Knowledge Café! Find attached the PPT presentations. A reminder on how you can stay informed about IPPN updates and activities:
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Cc' Serge Kapto Chelsea Shelton Ezgi Ozturk

Nadine Ravaud
Nadine Ravaud

Find below some key resources shared today during the event:
- UNDP, OHCHR, and partners (2022), Human Rights and Voluntary National Reviews - Operational Common Approach Guidance Note: https://www.undp.org/publications/human-rights-and-voluntary-national-r…

- Synthesis reports, country reports and other background information on the Voluntary National Reviews: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/vnrs/

- Overview of the process for the first VNR of Guinea-Bissau: https://www.undp.org/guinea-bissau/press-releases/guinea-bissau%E2%80%9…

- UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Peru (2022-2026): https://unsdg.un.org/resources/un-sustainable-development-cooperation-f…

- Voluntary National Review of Palestine (2018): https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/palestine

- UN Women (2020), Guidance Note on Preparations for Gender-responsive Voluntary National Reviews for UN Women Country and Regional Offices: https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2020/06/guidanc…

- OHCHR (2018), Guidance Note on a Human Rights-based Approach to Data: https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/Documents/Issues/HRIndicators…

- Save the Children (2022), How to Use the VNRs to Advance Children’s Rights: https://resource-centre-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/HTCR-How-to-us…

Chelsea Shelton
Chelsea Shelton

Please also see attached the prepared remarks from Agostinho Moises, Head, Department for External Policies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Integration, Guinea-Bissau since there were some connection difficulties during his presentation.

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