For the third time, progress in human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will be assessed by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Venezuela will declare on Tuesday, January 25, the actions taken by the Bolivarian Government to guarantee the Venezuelan people’s human rights, despite the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the U.S. government.
The event will be broadcast live via webcast. Venezuela and 12 other countries will declare their actions to strengthen the human rights situation in their territories. Their reports will be assessed by other States at the 40th Session of the Universal Periodic Review.
What’s the UPR?
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.
As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.
This is the third UPR where Venezuela will defend its progress in guaranteeing its population’s human rights.