London: The Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) is set to hold an awareness campaign during the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council – UNHRC in Geneva in March 2020.
The awareness campaign by the BHRC will be comprised of a series of events focusing on some of the major human rights and humanitarian challenges inflicted on the Baloch by the religious states of Pakistan and Iran. These will include seminars, interventions on Item 3 and Item 4 General debates, and the distribution of flyers in different major locations in Geneva.
On 11 March 2020, the BHRC will organize a conference titled Genocide in Balochistan: the role of International Community at the Broken Chair in Geneva that will bring together different human rights defenders, policymakers and NGOs to discuss the ways to persuade the International community for a more engaging role in the peaceful resolution of the Baloch conflict with Pakistan and Iran.
On 12 March 2020, a seminar focusing on the rise of state-sponsored religious extremism in Balochistan will be held which will be followed by a protest demonstration outside the UN building at the Broken Chair on the 13 March 2020. The BHRC members will then distribute flyers (containing information about the human rights situation in Balochistan) in different locations of Geneva city.