In just under one month UPR Info will host the Pre-sessions, that will bring together Permanent Missions, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to discuss the human rights situation of States about to engage in the 26th Session of the UPR Working Group 31 October - 11 November 2016.
- The 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) is almost upon us and the draft Programme of Work is now available in both English and French.
During this session of the HRC, 13-30 September 2016, the Working Group (WG) Reports from the 25th UPR session will be adopted from 21 - 23 September. There is a general debate on the UPR to follow the adoptions on 23 September.
- On 3-4 August UPR Info implemented, together with national partner organisations, the Multi-stakeholders Dialogue on Effective Implementation of UPR recommendations. The chief objective of the meeting was to bring together the government and CSOs to establish an incentive for a joint implementation process. On 3 August, government officials and CSOs participated in two parallel meetings in order to prepare for the dialogue phase the following day.
- New Technical Guidelines for stakeholders' written submissions for the third cycle of the UPR have been published by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR). During the first and second cycle of the UPR documents submitted by civil society organisations (CSOs), National Human Rights Institutes (NHRI), and regional mechanisms provided key updates on the human rights situation in the State under review.
- On Monday 27 2016, the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) held the General Debate on Agenda Item 6 on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). States and NGOs took the floor to take stock of the first two cycles of the UPR and to elaborate on their views to improve the efficiency of the UPR during the upcoming third cycle.