UPR Platform

IMG_20131210_152539The UPR Platform is a space for dialogue and discussion between NGOs working with the Universal Periodic Review. This platform, launched by CCIG, aims to promote the joint work of NGOs through providing them with practical tools and logistical support to improve their contribution within the frame of this specific mechanism established by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).

The UPR, as conceived by the HRC, recognizes the significant role of NGOs in monitoring commitments made by Member States during the review. The second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review,  which has just begun, is expected to strengthen the contribution of NGOs in order to ensure the effectiveness of future UPR cycles. Read more…

Plateforme EPU

UPR new imageLa Plateforme EPU constitue un espace de concertation pour les ONG impliquées dans le mécanisme de l’Examen Périodique Universel. Le but de cette initiative lancée par le CCIG est de favoriser un travail collectif des ONG en leur donnant un soutien logistique et des outils pratiques pour renforcer leur action dans le cadre de ce mécanisme du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme (CDH).
L’EPU, tel que conçu par le CDH,  reconnaît le rôle prioritaire des ONG en tant que moniteurs des engagements pris par les Etats lors de la révision. Le deuxième cycle du mécanisme de l’EPU qui vient de commencer devrait stimuler la contribution des ONG pour assurer que le EPU accroisse son effectivité dans les prochains cycles de révision. En savoir plus…


UPR Platform Organizations

Several NGOs participate in CCIG’s UPR Platform in order to enhance their collaborations and joint efforts within the UPR process.
  • Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII (APG23)
  • Caritas Internationalis
  • Catholic International Education Office (OIEC)
  • Company of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Congregation of our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
  • Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers)
  • Fondation Apprentis D’Auteuil
  • Franciscans International
  • Edmund Rice International (ERI)
  • Good Neighbors International (GNI)
  • International Catholic Association for Girls (ACISJF – IN VIA)
  • International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FIACAT)
  • International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Development, Education (VIDES International)
  • Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice – Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco (IIMA)
  • Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI)
  • Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants (MIAMSI)
  • Pax Romana
  • Vivat International


Joint UPR Submissions and Oral Statements

Within the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) stakeholders, such as Civil Society organizations, can submit joint reports to the OHCHR on a particular State under review in order to address a common human rights concern. Joint submissions allow NGOs to work together in the UPR process. Afterwards, on the occasion of the adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group (WG), NGOs are allowed to deliver oral statements under Item 6 of the Human Rights Council (HRC) – Consideration of UPR Reports.
CountryUPR SessionNGO CoalitionUPR SubmissionOral Statement
India27th UPR session (April - May 2017)
VIVAT International, Franciscans International, with other partners

Edmund Rice International (ERI), Franciscans International, with other partners

Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA), International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education
and Development (VIDES International)


N/A
Indonesia27th UPR session (April - May 2017)VIVAT International, Franciscans International, with other partners
N/A
Brazil27th UPR session (April - May 2017)Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA), International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education
and Development (VIDES International)

N/A
Ecuador27th UPR session (April - May 2017)Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA), International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education
and Development (VIDES International)

N/A
Philippines27th UPR session (April - May 2017)Franciscans International, Edmund Rice International (ERI)

N/A
Timor-Leste26th UPR session (October-November 2016)International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education, Development (VIDES), Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA)

N/A
Venezuela26th UPR session (October - November 2016)International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education, Development (VIDES), Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA)
N/A
Togo26th UPR Session (October-November 2016)International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FIACAT), ACAT Togo

N/A
Thailand25th UPR session (April/May 2016)Franciscans International, Marist International Solidarity Foundation
N/A
Tanzania25th Session (April-May 2016)Edmund Rice International (ERI),Franciscans International (FI), Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI)

N/A
Papa New Guinea 25th Session (April - May 2016)International Presentation Association (IPA), Edmund Rice International (ERI) , Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI),Franciscans International (FI), VIVAT International, Passionists International


N/A
Papa New Guinea 23rd SessionFranciscans International, Edmund Rice International. VIVAT International
N/A
Paraguay24th Session (January-February 2016)Coordinadora por los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia, CDIA; Fundación Marista de Solidaridad Internacional (FMSI)
N/A
Australia23rd Session (2 - 13 November 2015)Franciscans International, Edmund Rice International, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans, Destination Justice.
Nauru23rd Session (2 - 13 November 2015)Franciscans International, Edmund Rice International
Myanmar23rd Session (2 - 13 November 2015)Franciscans International, Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Pax Romana
Lebanon23rd Session (2 - 13 November 2015)Association Tahaddi, Congregation of our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (Congrégation de Notre-Dame de Charité du Bon Pasteur), Apprentis d’Auteuil.
Panama22nd Session (4 - 15 May 2015)Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International
N/A
United States of America22nd Session (4 - 15 May 2015)Edmund Rice International, Congregation of our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, and local partners

Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International


N/A
Kenya21st session (19 - 30 January 2015)Edmund Rice International (ERI), Pax Romana, Franciscans International with local membersN/A
Kiribati21st session (19 - 30 January 2015)Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) of the World Council of ChurchesN/A
Spain21st session (19 - 30 January 2015)Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA), International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Development, Education (VIDES International)
Bolivia20th Session
27 Oct - 7 Nov
2014
Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, x
VIVAT International
N/A
El Salvador20th Session
27 Oct – 7 Nov
2014
Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International

Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd,
VIVAT International,


Italy20th Session
27 Oct – 7 Nov
2014
Caritas Internationalis, Catholic International Education Office
Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International
Madagascar20th Session
27 Oct – 7 Nov
2014
Apprentis d’Auteuil, Franciscans International
Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International

Caritas Internationalis, Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants, Pax Romana

Pax Romana, ACAT Madagascar (member of FIACAT)




Costa Rica19th Session
28 Apr - 9 May
2014
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International
Democratic Republic of the Congo19th Session
28 Apr - 9 May
2014
Apprentis d’Auteuil, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International

Franciscans International, VIVAT International




Nicaragua19th Session
28 Apr - 9 May
2014
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), International Office for Catholic Education, Marist International Solidarity Foundation
Cambodia18th Session
27 Jan – 7 Feb
2014
Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International
Chile18th Session
27 Jan – 7 Feb
2014
International Catholic Child Bureau, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, VIDES International
Dominican Republic18th Session
27 Jan – 7 Feb
2014
Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International
Vanuatu18th session (27 January to 7 February 2014)Edmund Rice International (ERI), Franciscans International (FI)N/A
Slovakia18th Session
27 Jan – 7 Feb
2014
Caritas Internationalis, COATNET, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers)N/A
Congo17th Session
21 Oct – 1 Nov
2013
Catholic International Education Office, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Franciscans International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International
Mexico17th Session
21 Oct – 1 Nov
2013
Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES InternationalN/A
Canada16th Session
22 Apr – 3 May
2013
Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International
Burundi15th Session
21 Jan– 1 Feb
2013
Franciscans International, The Daughters of Charity
Romania15th Session
21 Jan – 1 Feb
2013
AP23, Association Points-Cœur, COATNET, Franciscans International
Argentina14th Session
22 Oct – 5 Nov
2012
Association Points-Cœur, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good ShepherdN/A
Pakistan14th Session
22 Oct – 5 Nov
2012
Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Franciscans International, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, VIVAT International
Peru14th Session
22 Oct – 5 Nov
2012
Association Points-Cœur, Edmund Rice International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, The Daughters of Charity, VIDES InternationalN/A
Republic of Korea14th Session
22 Oct – 5 Nov
2012
Good Neighbors International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES InternationalN/A
Sri Lanka14th Session
22 Oct – 5 Nov
2012
Franciscans International, Marist International Solidarity Foundation
Switzerland14th Session
22 Oct – 5 Nov
2012
Association Points-Cœur, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International
Zambia14th Session
22 Oct – 5 Nov
2012
Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International


General Debate

The adoption of the UPR Working Group Reports by the Human Rights Council (HRC) is followed by a General Debate on the UPR under Item 6 of the HRC Agenda. This is an opportunity for Civil Society organizations to deliver statements proposing suggestions on procedural aspects of the UPR mechanism.
HRC session / dateNGO coalitionJoint oral statement
32nd session / June 24, 2016Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de St Vincent de Paul, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Edmund Rice International, Fédération internationale de l’Action des chrétiens pour l’abolition de la torture, Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil, Fracarita International, Franciscans International, International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education, Development, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants, New Humanity, Pax Romana, Vie Montante Internationale
25th session / March 21, 2014Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de St Vincent de Paul, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, Good Neighbors International, International Catholic Child Bureau, International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education, Development, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants, Office Internationale de l’Enseignement Catholique
23rd session / June 7, 2013Catholic International Education Office, Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de St Vincent de Paul, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Edmund Rice International, Fédération Internationale de l’Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture, Franciscans International, Good Neighbors International, VIDES International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, Mouvement International Catholique des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants
22nd session / March 15, 2013Association Points-Coeur, Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de St Vincent de Paul, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Edmund Rice International, Fédération Internationale de l’Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture, Franciscans International, Good Neighbors International, International Catholic Child Bureau, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants, Save the Children, VIDES International