Government and civil society discuss mid-term reports in Armenia
On 19 April 2018, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Armenia, UNDP, OSF Armenia, and UPR Info co-organised a public hearing on draft 2nd cycle UPR mid-term reports developed respectively by the Government of Armenia and a coalition of CSOs. The event successfully gathered representatives from various Government ministries, civil society, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia [NHRI], UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF and the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia. The hearing took place on the back of the CSO mid-term workshop held in Armenia in October 2017.
The mid-term reports are expected to be made public shortly. Moving forward, it will be important to discuss how they can be most effectively popularised, both in Armenia and at the UN level. Both reports should be disseminated to all relevant stakeholders and through various channels including written and social media, radio and public meetings. It is hoped that the work undertaken, and partnerships formed, during the mid-term stage will strengthen the national UPR momentum in the run-up the next review.
For more, information the activity report from the public hearing is available here.