CCIG and several member NGOs signed onto a letter entitled “Open NGO letter regarding the critical funding gap affecting UN human rights mechanisms and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,” which expressed concern over anticipated budgetary cuts for UN treaty bodies. CCIG and all signatory NGOs expressed their concern that these budgetary cuts may lead to the cancellation of several autumn 2019 treaty body sessions. NGOs are troubled by the worrying trend of budget cuts and failure of states to pay their assessments to the UN and these cuts’ effect on the promotion and protection of human rights. They call upon UN member states to prioritize the funding for the UN’s human rights pillar and funding for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The full text of the letter and a list of all co-signing organizations can be found here.