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Pre-sessions 34 : Programme now available

UPR Info is pleased to invite you to the next round of Pre-sessions from 8-11 October 2019 in room XXII of the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The Pre-sessions will address the human rights situation of the following states to be reviewed at the 34th UPR Working Group session in November 2019: Angola, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Madagascar and Slovenia.The programme is now available here.                                                          

Call for Participation: Training Course on the UPR and the UN Human Rights System 

The Geneva Academy, in collaboration with UPR Info, has opened a call for particpation in the training on "The UPR and the UN Human Rights System: Raising the Bar on Accountability".

Deadline for Applications: 16 September 2019; With visa request: 12 August 2019
Venue: Villa Moynier I 120B, Rue de Lausanne, Geneva
Period: 30 September - 4 October 2019
Open to: staff members of NGOs, research institutes, UN agencies (especially members with experience of fieldwork) and other national and international organizations, members of NHRIs and representatives of governments and academia.
Fee: 1'530 CHF
Contact: uprtraining[at]

For more info, click here

New: View the detailed programme of the Course.

Pre-sessions 35 : Call for applications now closed

The call for applications is now closed for Pre-Sessions 35 
Candidates will be notified of the status of their application shortly. For more information, visit the Pre-sessions page HERE.


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 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.