Universal Periodic Review (UPR) occurs once every four years and is when member states to the United Nations are reviewed by other countries who are party to the UN, the Human Rights Council and Civil Society members. The basis of the review is to assess a country’s application of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the human rights instruments to which a State is party, the voluntary commitments made by the State and the Charter of the United Nations. 2018 was New Zealand’s turn to be reviewed and so Women’s Health Action submitted a review of our nations application of human rights and discussed where we think we can do better.
To read our submission to the United Nations, click here: Women’s Health Action Trusts Universal Periodic Review
To find out more about Universal Period Review click here.