HRC48: Join Us for the Human Rights Discussions!

At the margins of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, UPR Info is pleased to invite you to three virtual side events.   

Join us for the exciting dialogues among civil society and panelists to hear national and international stakeholders effectively engage with the UPR to promote and protect human rights.

1.  Launch of the study on emerging good practices of the UPR

Date: 28 September 2021, from 1:30 to 2:45
Available in English.

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scuippj4iGddm7T6z1IxJm67GB6JOlENi

In the context of the upcoming 4th cycle of the UPR, this study -commissioned by OHCHR (UPR Branch) - highlights emerging Good Practices (GPs) from seven countries drawn from the first three cycles of the UPR. The seven countries covered by the study are: Denmark, Georgia, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand and Peru.
The GPs covered by the study include the development of national coordination mechanisms for implementation, reporting and monitoring, human rights action plans, the development of methodologies and tools to follow up on recommendations, the benefits of mid-term reporting, the positive impact of technical cooperation and development assistance, and the integration of UPR recommendations in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.


2. The Role of Media in the Human Rights Council

Date: 30 September from 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Available in English.

Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwode2rrjMiGdPzYfd6mInusBXCTb96c99G

Freedom of expression and access to information are fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Together with the safety of journalists, these rights are promoted in SDG 16 of the 2030 Agenda and are critical to fostering peaceful and inclusive societies.
Co-organized by the Multilateral Dialogue Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Geneva and UPR Info, the side event “The Role of Media in the Human Rights Council” will enable a dialogue between practitioners, experts, civil society, and states on lessons learned and the way forward when it comes to the engagement of media professionals with the HRC and its mechanisms, including the Universal Periodic Review.

3. Launch of the study on good practices of federal states in the UPR process.

Date: October 8, 2021, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
Available in English.

Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAude-rqT0sGtdIcD5n3ViD9kgrPrzlIJD0

In the context of its ongoing work to provide support to facilitate the engagement of national stakeholders in the UPR, UPR Info is launching a new study “Good practices from Federal States in the UPR”. 
Within the scope of federalism and human rights, countries have set up innovative cooperation mechanisms, vertically – between the centre and the constituent units – and horizontally – between the units themselves. Panelists will discuss the findings of the UPR Info's study - supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation- highlighting how the implementation of UPR recommendations can take place within federal States that participate in the mechanism.

For any question, please contact info@upr-info.org.