UPR Info Annual Report 2018 Now Online!

UPR Info has issued its Annual Report 2018, which offers a concise summary of the work carried out by the organization over the past year.

2018 saw UPR Info broaden its engagement with a wider range of stakeholders and introduce innovative activities to its programmes.

The Pre-sessions introduced a pilot project encouraging the participation of children at the Pre-sessions. In many countries, children and youth represent the majority of the population. UPR Info believes that it is important that their voice is heard on issues affecting their rights so that they can contribute to building an inclusive society based on rule of law.

Recognizing the role of national actors in implementing the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations, the Stakeholders Programme is increasingly engaging with States under Review, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Parliamentarians to facilitate their effective engagement in the UPR process. The Programme also raises awareness about the synergy between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UPR.

To ensure the sustainability of its engagement, the In-country Programme provided training to its National Focal Points (NFPs), strengthening their capacity to advocate on human rights issues and monitor the implementation of UPR recommendations. From a financial and administrative perspective, UPR Info established new human resources and financial procedures recognizing the importance of a rigorous and ethical management in the delivery of its activities.

To read the full report and to learn more about our activities, click here.