The Second Regional Universal Periodic Review Briefing (16-17 November 2009, Bangkok): Building genuine consultation and an exchange of ideas

Regional Universal Periodic Review Briefing

Regional Universal Periodic Review Briefing

Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a new mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council, represents a unique chance for a State to look at the human rights situation in their country from a broader perspective - looking at the challenges faced, the developments made, as well as a way forward.

The OHCHR Regional Office for South East Asia is organizing its second regional UPR briefing. The two-day workshop will bring together representatives from countries about to submit for review in 2010 and 2011 as well as representatives from civil society organizations and UN country teams. The experiences of countries in the region which have already undergone the process will be shared with a view to identifying good practices.

Throughout the two day program, participants will discuss the principles, objectives and modalities of the review process, along with the challenges faced for States and other stakeholders in preparing information for UPR. One of the key benefits of UPR is constructive engagement between government, national human rights institutions, civil society and UN agencies. This meeting will bring together representatives from these sectors, with the aim of building genuine consultation and an exchange of ideas, to ensure that improvement of human rights on the ground is more than just rhetoric.

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