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  • Mongolian stakeholders validate UPR mid-term report

    On 17 May 2018, some 100 participants joined the meeting to validate the CSO UPR mid-term report. Government officials from MoJHA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare each gave detailed presentations of actions undertaken to implement 2nd cycle UPR recommendations which fell under their respective mandate. As a result of a concerted effort from the Government to track UPR implementation, the presentations referred to updated data disaggregated by issues, gender, and population groups. This approach allowed for identification of implementation gaps and tailored solutions. 

  • Consultations evaluate implementation in Mongolia

    National actors in Mongolia have embraced the UPR mid-term stage to jointly evaluate implementation of 2nd cycle recommendations. In this vein, the Government, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Open Society Foundation Mongolia (OSF), and the Human Rights NGO Forum embarked on a series of activities to reinvigorate the national UPR momentum.

  • UPR Info 2017 Annual Report is now available

    In 2017, UPR Info continued to support all UPR stakeholders in its strategic areas of engagement: raising awareness about the UPR mechanism; building capacity of UPR stakeholders; developing knowledge materials; improving its database to support the monitoring of UPR recommendations; and working at the policy level to strengthen implementation, and to ensure that the voices of all segments of society are heard.

  • Cambodian CSOs gear up for the 3rd cycle

    On 9-10 May 2018, some 80 participants joined the Civil society submission follow-up workshop, co-organised by Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Office in Cambodia of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UPR Info in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The event was a continuation of the March activity during which civil society initiated the drafting process of CSO submissions ahead of Cambodia’s 3rd UPR in January 2019. Most of the participants in the workshop participated in the March event, which proved valuable for the effective continuation of the drafting process. At the first day, UPR Info introduced good practices in the reporting stage and a submission template with the aim of consolidating the structure of joint submissions. The objective of the two-day event was to provide space and technical expertise to the working groups to progress with their reports. As such, the agenda emphasised on group work and plenary presentations.

  • UPR preparations underway in Jordan

    Since March 2018, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has seen a flurry of multi-stakeholder activity in preparation for its third UPR (scheduled for November 2018). Several national civil society coalitions have conducted UPR-related events, in collaboration with the Government of Jordan, donors and other stakeholders. The activities have aimed to measure the successes and challenges related to 2013 UPR recommendations. Three consultation meetings were organised by the coalitions to discuss the UPR process, as well as highlight the priorities from the perspective of the civil society stakeholders. The perspective of the Government – a key partner in the UPR civil society/State dialogue – was also addressed during the meetings. In addition, the coalitions gave an overview of their submitted stakeholder reports which they submitted by March 2018.

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