• International Day for the Elimination of VAW

    25 November 2017 marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW), an annual event that seeks to raise awareness and mobilise action on this most extreme form of discrimination. This year’s theme was: “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls”. UPR Info analysed the extent with which the UPR has been utilised to combat VAW through recommendations addressing the issue. It was found that during the second cycle of the UPR, 1,285 recommendations expressly related to the topic of VAW, of which 90% were supported. 

  • UPR Info refutes inaccuracies regarding UAE Pre-session

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  • OHCHR takes steps to focus on implementation

    The third cycle of the UPR began in May 2017, with the 27th Session of the UPR Working Group. By now, each UN Member State has undergone a minimum of two reviews in Geneva and, with various levels of success, States have worked to implement the human rights recommendations they received.