Who we are

UPR Info is a non-profit non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Geneva (Switzerland), aiming to promote human rights through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

UPR Info raises awareness and provides capacity-building tools to all UPR stakeholders, including UN Member States, CSOs, and NHRIs.

As the first NGO fully dedicated to the mechanism, its expertise is widely recognised by stakeholders, including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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The UPR in 2022- States under Review

Every year the Human Rights Council holds three UPR Working Group Sessions. As this year the 3rd Cycle ends in January 2022, there will be only two UPR WG Sessions. Below you may find the timeline with the key dates for 2022:

S 40 - January
1-2022
Adoption Outcome Reports (WG 39)
3-2022
S41 - November
11-2022
Adoption Outcome Reports (WG 40)
7-2022

During every UPR Working Group Session, 14 states are reviewed. Below you may find the lists of countries that will be reviewed in 2022:

Moldova (Republic of)
Syrian Arab Republic
Togo

UPR Info supports a number of countries across Asia and Africa during the UPR cycle. The beneficiaries of these efforts range from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), parliamentarians, government officials, the judiciary, students, and media representatives. The UPR Info In-Country Programme supports local ownership and a human rights-based approach. It has been designed to adapt to the needs of national stakeholders and to the context of the target country. 

Below is our work with Togo:

Step 3, Workshop
Outcome charter (French)
CSO Roadmap (French)
Step 4, National dialogue

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

During every UPR Working Group Session, 14 states are reviewed. Below you may find the lists of countries that will be reviewed in 2022:

South Africa

UPR Info supports a number of countries across Asia and Africa during the UPR cycle. The beneficiaries of these efforts range from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), parliamentarians, government officials, the judiciary, students, and media representatives. The UPR Info In-Country Programme supports local ownership and a human rights-based approach. It has been designed to adapt to the needs of national stakeholders and to the context of the target country. 

 

Below you can find more about our work in South Africa

  • Step 1 – February 2022
United Kingdom