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Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America

Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America

On Monday, November 9, 2020, a multi-agency U.S. delegation presented the third U.S. report under the Universal Periodic Review.  Our delegation was be co-chaired by Ambassador Andrew P. Bremberg, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations in Geneva, Robert Destro, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and Marik String, Acting Legal Adviser, Department of State.

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 Universal Periodic Review (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 discussed on November 9, 2020 is the third report by the United States to the UPR.

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