Enforced disappearance is not a crime of the past. It is practiced by governments in every region, and in many countries is increasing. That's why the UN Human Rights Office launched an initiative in 2017 to double the number of ratifications of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance by 2022. There is still time to help!
The Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances accepts cases from any country in the world. It is not necessary to exhaust domestic remedies before submitting a case to the Group. The cases of disappearance can be submitted by relatives of disappeared, or by organizations acting on their behalf. Dowload the form, which can be submitted by email or mail. Watch the video on how to submit cases.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.