45th regular session of the Human Rights Council

General Debate Item 5


29 September 2020


Statement of Portugal on behalf of the Group of Friends of national mechanisms on implementation, reporting and follow-up

Thank you Madam President.

1.         I am pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of the 28 Member-States of the group of friends on national mechanisms for implementation, reporting and follow-up[1https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/UPR/UPR_Practical_Guidance.pdf">UPR Practical Guidance to ensure UPR recommendations are taken into consideration in UN engagement with all Member States at HQ and field levels, and equally we welcome the UPR Tips for engagement at country level for NHRIs and NGOs.

            To conclude, while we understand the reasons that led to the postponement of the 5 regional consultations mandated by resolution 42/30, we reiterate the importance we attach to them and hope they can all take place in 2021.

Thank you.








[1] Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, Georgia, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sweden, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia and Uruguay.

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