Since March 2018, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has seen a flurry of multi-stakeholder activity in preparation for its third UPR (scheduled for November 2018). Several national civil society coalitions have conducted UPR-related events, in collaboration with the Government of Jordan, donors and other stakeholders. The activities have aimed to measure the successes and challenges related to 2013 UPR recommendations. Three consultation meetings were organised by the coalitions to discuss the UPR process, as well as highlight the priorities from the perspective of the civil society stakeholders. The perspective of the Government – a key partner in the UPR civil society/State dialogue – was also addressed during the meetings. In addition, the coalitions gave an overview of their submitted stakeholder reports which they submitted by March 2018.
On 19 April 2018, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Armenia, UNDP, OSF Armenia, and UPR Info co-organised a public hearing on draft 2nd cycle UPR mid-term reports developed respectively by the Government of Armenia and a coalition of CSOs. The event successfully gathered representatives from various Government ministries, civil society, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia [NHRI], UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF and the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia. The hearing took place on the back of the CSO mid-term workshop held in Armenia in October 2017.
On 5 April 2018, some 90 participants joined the National UPR follow-up meeting, co-organised by the NGO Coalition for the UPR in Nepal, National Human Rights Commission [NHRI], The Lutheran World Federation, FIAN Nepal and UPR Info, with the generous support of the Delegation of the European Union in Nepal. CSO representatives active on a diverse range of human rights issues, from both urban and rural parts of the county, joined the event together with officials from the Government, the National Human Rights Institution and UN agencies, all of which actively contributed to the agenda.