Today we celebrate Children’s Day, this year is a special edition as it is also the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Child. This Convention is ratified by 196 of the 197 States entities recognized by the United Nations. It is universally acknowledged as an essential instrument laying the groundwork of the fundamental rights of children, such as the right to be heard, the right to participation, or the best interest of the child.
- UPR Info is pleased to invite you to the 35th Pre-session on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December, in the Room XXIV of the Palais des Nations. During this event CSOs from Guinea, Lesotho, Kenya, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Armenia, Kuwait, Sweden, Kiribati, Guyana and Turkey will take the floor.
- On the occasion of the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council, UPR Info delivered a statement for the General Debate under Item 6. UPR Info's statement focused on the role that parliaments can play in the implementation and monitoring of the UPR recommendations.
- UPR Info will hold the side event “The Role of Parliamentarians in achieving UPR recommendations and SDGs” on Thursday 19th September 2019 from 14:00 – 15:00 in Room IV of the Palais des Nations.
- The deadline for "Other stakeholders", Civil Society Organisations and National Human Rights Institutions, to submit written contributions for the 36th Session of the UPR has been set to October 3, 2019.