GENEVA (4 May 2018) – Tuvalu’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 in a meeting that will be webcast live.
Tuvalu is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking place from 7 to 18 May. Tuvalu’s first and second UPR reviews took place in December 2008 and April 2013, respectively.
As the second Pacific Island State after Tonga, Tuvalu’s human rights record was examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council under the second cycle of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24th April 2013. The UPR provides a unique opportunity for Pacific Island States to discuss their human rights situation with the international community. Moreover, the preparation and follow-up processes constitute a valuable tool for every state to engage with national stakeholders and civil society representatives. Continue reading