News

  • The call for applications for UPR Info's Pre-sessions 40 is now open!

    Representatives from civil society and National Human Rights Institutions are invited to apply to speak at the next Pre-sessions that will take place in December 2021. The Pre-sessions are an opportunity for these stakeholders to provide Recommending States with first-hand information on the human rights situation in the countries that will be reviewed at the UPR Working Group in January-February 2022. 

    The application process closes at 23h59 on Monday, 16 August 2021. Please see the concept note below for more information.

  • Padova Model UPR - 4° edition

    The Padova Model UPR is an academic simulation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) organised by an international team of students and former delegates. The Padova Model UPR 2021 offers students from around the world a unique opportunity to learn about human rights, democracy and diplomacy. 

    By playing the roles of State delegates, NGOs, and National Human Rights Institutions, participants will gain experience in the UPR procedure, which involves assessing States’ human rights records and addressing human rights violations.

  • Launch of the Child-friendly Guide to the UPR in Portuguese

    On 9 July 2021, the Permanent Mission of Portugal, UPR Info and Child Rights Connect were pleased to launch the Portuguese version of “The UPR & Me: My guide to participating in the UPR” during a virtual side event at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council.

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