- UPR Info will hold the side event “The Role of Parliamentarians in achieving UPR recommendations and SDGs” on Thursday 19th September 2019 from 14:00 – 15:00 in Room IV of the Palais des Nations.
- The deadline for "Other stakeholders", Civil Society Organisations and National Human Rights Institutions, to submit written contributions for the 36th Session of the UPR has been set to October 3, 2019.
Adoption of UPR outcomes at the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council
On 4 and 5 July, the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council saw the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcomes from the 32nd Session of the Working Group.
- UPR Info has issued its Annual Report 2018, which offers a concise summary of the work carried out by the organization over the past year.
2018 saw UPR Info broaden its engagement with a wider range of stakeholders and introduce innovative activities to its programmes.
- On 28 May 2019, over two hundred and fifty NGOs addressed a letter in unison to all permanent missions in New York and Geneva to express their concern over a significant funding gap affecting the ability of various human rights mechanisms and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to effectively carry out their mandates. Due to funding shortages, the sessions of six Treaty Bodies will no longer be held in Autumn 2019. Fact-finding missions and Commissions of Iniquiry investigating human rights violations may similary be adversely affected.