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Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America

Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America

On March 17, 2021, the Human Rights Council adopted the third report of the United States under the Universal Periodic Review.

The U.S. government carefully reviewed the 347 recommendations it received during this UPR review.  It accepted in whole or in part a total of 280 recommendations, or approximately 81%.

The United States is a strong supporter of the UPR process, which provides a unique avenue for the global community to discuss human rights around the world.

The UPR is a process through which all UN Member States are provided the opportunity to review the human rights records of all other Member States.  At the same time, each State under review has the opportunity to report on human rights conditions within their own borders, including actions that have been taken to address concerns detailed by other States.  Individual countries are scheduled for review every four and a half years.  The U.S. report was discussed on November 9, 2020, and is the third report by the United States to the UPR.

UPR reports submitted by the U.S. Government reflect significant interagency input, as well as consideration of information collected via consultations with civil society and the American public.

Below: Links to the two statements delivered on the day of the adoption of the UPR by Lisa Peterson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.