Friday, February 6, 2015

U.S. submission for the U.N. Universal Periodic Review

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 6, 2015



On February 2, the United States submitted its report as part of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The U.S. Government will present its report in a dialogue with the UPR Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on May 11.

The UPR, established in 2006, is a process through which the human rights records of all UN member states are reviewed every four and a half years. The United States underwent its first review in 2010 when it supported in whole or in part 173 of the 228 recommendations of its fellow UN member states.

The United States is proud of its human rights record and the role we have played in promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms around the world. We strongly support the UPR process as an opportunity to reflect on and improve our own human rights record as we ask other member states to do, as well as to foster a global discussion of human rights.

The U.S. report is the result of robust collaboration between 14 U.S. federal agencies, civil society across the country, and the White House. The report and more information about the UPR process can be found at: http://www.state.gov/j/drl/upr/2015/index.htm.



 

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