UPR Mid-Term Review Stakeholders Meeting held in Maseru

Stakeholders meeting led by the Ministry of Law, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Lesotho and UNDP in Lesotho was held during 1-day Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Mid-Term Review Report Validation Workshop. The meeting aimed at receiving substantive inputs from relevant stakeholders in all sectors to thoroughly assess Lesotho’s implementation of accepted UPR recommendations, and discuss ways for more effective implementation towards the overall improvement of human rights protection, respect and fulfillment in Lesotho.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2006, through Resolution 60/251, concurrently with the launch of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The UPR is a unique process which reviews the human rights records of all UN Member States once in every four years. It provides an opportunity for the State under review to demonstrate actions and measures it had taken to improve the human rights situation of the country, and for other States to comment and provide recommendations for further improvement of human rights protection, respect and fulfillment, as well as to rectify human rights violations.

For more information about UPR, please visit: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/UPRMain.aspx