The recommendations made at the 25th Session of the UPR Working Group, which took place on 2-13 May 2016, are now available on our database. 2,944 new recommendations were made during Session 25, to the 14 States under review: Antigua and Barbuda, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tanzania, and Trinidad and Tobago.
- Geneva, Switzerland, 8 February 2017 – UPR Info opened two regional offices in 2015, one for Africa (in June) and another one for Asia (in May). Due to organisational and internal restructuring it was decided to close the UPR Info Asia office in December 2016. UPR Info Africa is officially registered in Kenya.
Over 100 civil society organisation (CSOs) representatives gathered in Kampala, Uganda, 28 November - 02 December, to participate in a five-day workshop aimed at mobilising civil society engagement with Uganda’s UPR implementation process. Organised on the back of the state’s second UPR review in November 2016, HURINET, OHCHR, Defend Defenders, Lutheran World Federation and UPR Info seized the momentum to debrief CSOs on the recommendations Uganda received and how CSOs can monitor and support implementation. Working in thematic clusters, participants developed implementation plans detailing their expectations on the government and action strategies outlining how they can monitor and contribute to implementation. UPR Info will compile these documents to one implementation plan and one action strategy. The objective is to utilise these instruments as basis for discussion during the foreseen Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on UPR Implementation in Kampala after the adoption of Uganda’s UPR report in March 2017.