We must continue to work together
November saw the first snowfall of the season in Geneva and also the last UPR of the second cycle. The final 11 countries were reviewed receiving over 2100 recommendations. To date approximately 56,000 UPR recommendations have been made across the first two cycles and all 193 UN Member States have now been reviewed twice.
This month UPR Info organised, with the support of four Permanent Missions an event to mark the end of the second UPR cycle and encourage reflection on the successes and failings of the mechanism to date. At this event, which was attended by over 150 people in the Palais des Nations, UPR Info also launched its newest publication: The Butterfly Effect: Spreading Good Practices of UPR Implementation.
UPR Info Asia has run two "Credible Evidence for Evidence-based Human Rights Documentation" workshops this month and is currently delivering a third while UPR Info Africa has been working towards upcoming follow-up programmes in Uganda in light of their UPR earlier this month.
As the year the draws to a close there are plenty of UPR Info activities still to come.