- The functioning of the treaty body system and suggestions for its further improvement;
- Implementation of UNGA resolution 68/268 and views on biennial report of the UN Secretary-General on the status of the treaty body system;
- Good practices and methodologies in relation to working methods and procedural matters, including harmonization and alignment of working methods;
- Coordination and predictability in review cycles and reporting;
- Current reporting system, including common core document, and ways to further improve and simplify reporting for States parties whilst ensuring the substantive quality of the national reports;
- Dialogue between States and treaty bodies both in preparation for and during States reviews as well as in follow-up to the review;
- Assessment of the concluding observations and recommendations;
- Strengthening the engagement with civil society and other relevant stakeholders;
- The capacity-building programme, experiences and impact, in terms of reporting and in terms of national implementation of recommendations;
- Use of new information and communications technologies and its potential to further increase efficiency and accessibility;
- Opportunity of reviews in countries or in regions;
- Preserve and strengthen the independence and impartiality of treaty body members and ensure diversity;
- Enhancement of the coordinating role of treaty bodies Chairpersons;
- Overall coherence of the treaty body system and the collaboration among treaty bodies as well as within the UN system and with regional monitoring bodies;
- Funding of the treaty body system and ensuring that treaty bodies have an adequate allocation of financial and human resources for all their mandated activities;
- Current system of processing individual communications, inter-State communications and urgent actions and suggestions for its further improvement;
- Accessibility for persons with disabilities and wider accessibility and visibility of the work of the treaty bodies;
- Efficient and effective use of the meetings of States parties.
All submissions should be sent in English to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 July 2020 and will be published on the OHCHR webpage.
TB-Net is engaging and preparing a submission – stay tuned!