- On 7-8 February 2018, some 50 participants joined the civil society submission workshop, co-organised by UPR Info and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) at the Dead Sea, Jordan.
- The deadline for "Other stakeholders", Civil Society Organisations and National Human Rights Institutions, to submit written contributions for the 31th Session of the UPR has been set to 29 March 2018.
Human rights defenders last week briefed State delegates on human rights situations in Botswana, Burundi, France, Israel, Mali, Romania, Serbia and United Arab Emirates. Representatives from national and international NGOs presented Recommending States with specific and action-oriented recommendations they would like to see at their country’s UPR in January 2018. Held in the Palais des Nations from 12-14 December, the Pre-sessions are a platform for civil society engagement in the UPR process.