Pre-sessions 35 : Statements and presentations now available
UPR Info is pleased to announce that the statements and presentations of the participants to the 35th pre-session are now availabable on our website. Guinea, Kenya, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Armenia, Kuwait, Sweden, Turkey, Kiribati, Guyana.
Pre-sessions 35 : Programme now available
UPR Info is pleased to invite you to the 35th Pre-session on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December, in the Room XXIV of the Palais des Nations. During this event CSOs from Guinea, Lesotho, Kenya, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Armenia, Kuwait, Sweden, Kiribati, Guyana and Turkey will take the floor. The programme of the 35th pre-session is now availabable on our website in English, French and Spanish.
Pre-sessions 34 : Statements and presentations now available
UPR Info is pleased to announce that all the statements and presentations of the participants to the 34th pre-session are now availabable on our website. Angola, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Madagascar and Slovenia.
Who we are
UPR Info is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Geneva with a regional office in Nairobi. 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 Building: UPR 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-raising: UPR Info works to raise awareness about the UPR and contributes through policy dialogue to strengthen the UPR mechanism.
Pre-sessions: UPR 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.