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20th session of the UPR

UPR session 20 starts on Monday 27 October 2014. To be reviewed: AngolaBolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, El SalvadorEgypt, GambiaItalyIranIraq, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, San Marino, and Slovenia.
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Side-event: UPR Info will present a new study on the implementation of UPR recommendations on Friday, 31 October 2014, in room XXII !

UPR Info’s new publication “Beyond promises” illustrates the information gathered during four years of research and will be launched on Friday, 31 October. The Permanent Mission of Norway, the Permanent Mission of Tajikistan, the Permanent Mission of Paraguay, as well as World Vision International, and the CCPR Centre will present their experiences in ensuring implementation on the ground. The event will be a unique opportunity to discuss concrete outcomes of the UPR process, how to better engage in human rights promotion and protection, and the future of the mechanism.

The figures that will be shared are based on the UPR Info's Follow-up programme, started in 2011. We collected information on actions taken within 2.5 years after the respective UPR (mid-term implementation) from States, civil society organisations, and UN agencies of 165 UN member states. In total, information was provided for 11,500 recommendations. The analysis of those indicates that 48 percent of those recommendations triggered action from the governments.

"Beyond promises" is the second publication on implementation of UPR recommendations, and follows "On the road to implementation", published in 2012.