CSOs trained on Ghana-United Nations Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights
Among other objectives was the training of CSOs on reporting and submission guidelines through the analysis of Ghana's UPR recommendations and the use of UPR Metrics to collate reports, data and statistics
A strategic workshop to build the capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Ghana-United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Human Rights was held in Accra on Wednesday, November 17.
It was under the auspices of Perfector Of Sentiments (POS) – a civil society organization in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Among other objectives was the training of CSOs on reporting and submission guidelines through the analysis of Ghana’s UPR recommendations and the use of UPR Metrics to collate reports, data and statistics towards the preparation of CSOs thematic reports for the 4th UPR cycle in a build up to the UPR Metrics.
The workshop was on the theme: The use of technology amidst COVID-19 in the promotion of Ghana’s Human Rights record under the United Nations UPR mechanisms for the 4th cycle.
The UPR Resolution 60/251 was near unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006 to establish a Human Rights Council to replace the Human Rights Commission with the responsibility of promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.
One of its key mandates is to undertake a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the fulfillment of each member state’s human rights obligations and commitments.
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