Central African Republic, Monaco, Belize, Chad, Congo, Malta, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Chile, Viet Nam, Uruguay, Yemen, Vanuatu, Macedonia, Comoros and Slovakia.
The fifth session ran smoothly in comparison with session 4 where problems with the list of speakers were encountered.
121 States participated making 671 statements in total. Only Viet Nam’s list of speakers exceeded the maximum sixty States that can be accommodated in the interactive dialogue and was therefore cut, preventing an additional sixteen to take the floor.
A new format of the report of the Working Group was developed for reports exceeding the 9,630 word limit in order to ensure that they would be translated into the five other official languages of the United Nations. The new format only lists recommendations in section II and not in both sections I and II, as is usually done and was used for the reports of Afghanistan and Yemen but not for the Viet Nam report, despite also exceeding the word limit.
Overall, States under Review dedicated more time to respond to advance questions.
On Monday 2 June, the Human Rights Council started its 11th session. Between 9 and 12June, the adoption of UPR Working Group reports from the 4th session will take place, namely of: Germany, Djibouti, Canada, Bangladesh, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, China, Nigeria, Mexico, Mauritius, Jordan and Malaysia. The above mentioned States under Review (SuR) have until then to present their responses to recommendations made during the interactive dialogue. So far, no SuR has provided responses to all its recommendations and Germany, Canada, Bangladesh, Nigeria have not provided any.
To facilitate State delegations and NGO work, we have produced, for each SuR, a document containing a list of all recommendations made, including the rejected ones, and the preliminary responses given by the SuR in the Report of the Working Group (see news below).