UPR Agenda

In this section, you will find all organisational documents on the UPR and the HRC sessions.

UPR cycle calendars

UPR Cycle EN

Under the UPR, the human rights situation of all UN Member States is reviewed every 4.5 years. Each 4.5-year period is called a UPR cycle. This means that it takes 4.5 years to review all UN Member States. Calendars also include tentative or final deadlines to submit national reports. 

For tentative deadlines to submit other stakeholders reports, refer to your country page.

4th UPR cycle (2022-2027)3rd UPR cycle (2017-2021)2nd UPR cycle (2012-2016)1st UPR cycle (2008 – 2011)

UPR session timetables

There are three UPR Working Group sessions per year: in January/February, in April/May and in October/November. During each session, fourteen  countries are reviewed. A UPR WG session lasts two  weeks.


Timetable for UPR WG Sessions


Troika members

Timetable for UPR WG 42

22 January- 3 February 2023

Troikas for UPR WG 42

Timetable for UPR WG 43

1 May – 12 May 2023

Troikas for UPR WG 43 

Timetable for UPR WG 44

6 November – 17 November 2023

Troikas for UPR WG 44 

HRC session programmes

The Human Rights Council holds three regular sessions per year. They take place in March (4 weeks), June (3 weeks) and September (3 weeks). Item 6 of the HRC regular sessions is dedicated to the UPR. It is under this Item that the HRC proceeds to the Adoption of UPR outcomes related to  countries which were previously under review.  Item 6 also provides for a general debate on the UPR among States and other stakeholders. 


Programme of Work

Dates of the HRC session            

UPR Adoptions 

Programme of Work for the 52th session (tbc)

27 February - 3 April 2023

UPR WG 41: Bahrain, Ecuador, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, Finland, United Kingdom, India, Brazil, Philippines, Algeria, Poland, Netherlands, South Africa

Programme of Work for the 53rd session (tbc)

19 June - 14 July 2023

UPR WG 42: Czech Republic, Argentina, Gabon, Ghana, Peru, Guatemala, Benin, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Pakistan, Zambia, Japan, Sri Lanka

Programme of Work for the 54th session (tbc)

11 September -  6 October 2023

UPR WG 43: France, Tonga, Romania, Mali, Botswana, Bahamas, Burundi, Luxembourg, Barbados, Montenegro, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Liechtenstein, Serbia