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Pre-Session 37: Programme

Pre-sessions 37 will take place in a virtual format from 7-8 December, 2020. Exceptionally, access to the Pre-sessions will be granted by invitation only. This measure has been implemented with the security of all participants in mind. Statements will be available to the public on our website following the event (with the consent of the speakers). We thank you for your comprehension.
 

Monday

7 December (AM)

Tuesday

8 December (PM)

9h00

Nauru

13h30

Lebanon

 

9h30

Micronesia

 

14h00

Oman

 

9h50

Australia

 

14h25

Georgia

 

10h20

Break

14h50

Break

10h45

Myanmar

 

15h15

Rwanda

 

11h20

Nepal

 

15h45

Mauritania

 

11h55

Austria

 

16h15

St Lucia

 

 

Teleworking

In line with the public health advice from the Swiss Confederation, UPR Info team will be teleworking for the foreseeable future.
If you need any assistance please contact: info@upr-info.org.

Revised Calendar for the 36th Session of the UPR Working Group 

The 36th session of the UPR Working Group will be held from Monday, 2 November to Friday, 13 November. The OHCHR has published on Wednesday 14 October the revised calendar of the 36th session. The new timetable is available here.

The 14  countries that will be reviewed are: Belarus, Liberia, Malawi, Mongolia, Panama, Maldives, Andorra, Bulgaria, Honduras, United States of America, Marshall Islands, Croatia, Jamaica and Libya.

Who we are

UPR Info is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Geneva. It aims to raise awareness of the Universal Periodic Review and to provide capacity-building tools to all stakeholders, such as UN Member States, NHRIs, parliamentarians, civil society, media, and academics.

UPR Info has five focus areas:
 

  • Capacity BuildingUPR Info is a centre of excellence for the UPR, and seeks to share its expertise with all UPR stakeholders. In addition to training workshops and publications, UPR Info provides world-wide access to the UPR mechanism through its website. 
  • Awareness-raisingUPR Info works to raise awareness about the UPR and contributes through policy dialogue to strengthen the UPR mechanism.

  • Pre-sessionsUPR Info’s Pre-sessions provide CSOs with a strategic advocacy platform to address the human rights issues affecting their country. This programme ensures all human rights issues, and voices of marginalised groups, are discussed prior to the review in Geneva. The Pre-sessions bring CSOs, NHRIs and Recommending States together to influence the recommendations that will be made at the subsequent UPR Working Group Session.

  • UPR Info’s Database of Recommendations holds all UPR recommendations and provides analysis tools and statistics to enhance the monitoring of implementation.
     
  • In-country Programme: UPR Info works at the national level in selected partner countries to support domestic actors' engagement in the UPR. The programme contributes to creating and enabling UPR frameworks consisting of: robust national human rights follow-up systems; nationwide civil society UPR coalitions; and meaningful partnerships between CSOs, NHRIs and the government. Specifically, the programme is comprised of five interlinked steps, offering a unique opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge about the UPR, and to create a strategy on the implementation of recommendations issued at the UPR. Each step is carefully designed in close cooperation with national partners to address concrete needs at national level. It fosters a collaborative and inclusive approach between all UPR stakeholders.