UNIOGBIS supports the government in the elaboration of the UPR 3rd cycle

29 August 2019, the government of Guinea-Bissau, with technical support from the UNIOGBIS Human Rights section, started the elaboration of the report for the 3rd cycle of Universal Periodic Review( UPR).

30 Aug 2019

UNIOGBIS supports the government in the elaboration of the UPR 3rd cycle

The report will be drafted by a team composed of an eight-member inter-ministerial committee under the coordination of the National Commission on Human Rights, between 29 August and 20 September 2019.  The drafting will be preceded by a consultation with different stakeholders and human rights organizations, including women organizations and associations of persons with disabilities for the validation. Guinea-Bissau will be examined in January 2020.

The Universal Periodic Review is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. The UPR is a significant innovation of the Human Rights Council which is based on equal treatment for all countries. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights. The UPR also includes a sharing of best human rights practices around the globe. 

This activity is part of UNIOGBIS ' mandate to assist national authorities and stakeholders in the promotion and protection of human rights, as well as to carry out human rights monitoring and reporting activities.