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.
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.
- 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.
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.