The Pre-session of Universal Periodic Review Concluded

  October 17, 2020 By: INSEC

The pre-session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was held in Kathmandu on October 16.

On January 20, 2021, the human rights situation of Nepal of the past four and a half years will be discussed at the UN Human Rights Council.

Nepal’s NGOs have already submitted their reports on the issue of human rights to be discussed in the Human Rights Council on July 6, 2020, through the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Discussions have been held with representatives of diplomatic missions at the pre-session program of the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), National Human Rights Commission, and UPR Info-Geneva jointly organized by UPR.


Speaking in the program, INSEC’s Executive Director Bijay Raj Gautam said that social problems were increasing compared to the past. According to him, the role of the concerned bodies needs to be more effective to end the discrimination in society.

Discussions have been held with the representatives of the diplomatic missions as well as the representatives of the national and international non-governmental organizations on the issues included in the report submitted by the civil society organizations in the universal periodic review.


The program featured 10 video clips covering the human rights issues. The video clips covered issues related to transitional justice, women’s rights, children’s rights, ethnic rights and entitlements, impunity, sexual and minority rights, and the rights of the Dalit community.

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