- On the occasion of the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, UPR Info delivers a statement for the general debate on Item 6. UPR Info focuses on themes relating to women's rights in light of the recently observed International Women's Day. In particular, the importance of specificity in recommendations and of adopting right bearers, rather than victimizing, language in law and practice is stressed.
On 27 February – 1 March 2019, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), OHCHR in Cambodia and UPR Info organised the CSO UPR Strategy Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodi, which brought together some 60 representatives from national CSOs and other UPR stakeholders. The focus of the three-day event was on analysing Cambodia’s 3rd Cycle UPR recommendations, and for the thematic working groups to develop action strategies demonstrating how civil society can contribute to implementation. The workshop succeeded in:
- UPR Info will hold the side event “Promoting Women as Right Holders through the UPR and SDGs” on Friday 8th March 2019 from 14:00 – 15:00 in Room XXV of the Palais des Nations. The event, co-sponsored by UNFPA, marks UPR Info’s first action to fulfill the commitments within the Gender Champions Initiative.
- The deadline for Civil Society Organisations and National Human Rights Institutions to submit "Other stakeholders" written contributions for the 34th Session of the UPR is March 28th 2019. The 34th Session of the UPR will take place in November 2019.