As part of UPR Info’s strategy for the second phase of its In-country programme (ICP), UPR Info has decided, as directed by its Board, to close UPR Info Africa office based in Nairobi. This step has been taken to reflect an organizational change of strategy that will ensure the sustainability and national ownership of UPR activities and allow us to strengthen partnerships with governments, national human rights institutions, parliaments and civil society organisations.
- The thirty-fifth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will be held in Geneva from 20 to 31 January during which the next group of 14 States are scheduled to have their human rights records examined under this mechanism.
- UPR Info is proud to have participated for the second year in the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence campaign. To this end, UPR Info organized a social media campaign around different projects including video interviews with women human rights defenders and case study research on four different countries to provide good practices on how UPR recommendations have contributed to achieve women’s rights and eliminate gender-based violence.
- The beginning of November saw the conclusion of the 34th Session of the Universal Period Review (UPR) Working Group, which reviewed the human rights situation in fourteen United Nations (UN) Member States from the 4th to the 15th of November in Geneva, Switzerland.