UNA Chicago Chapter Holds Universal Periodic Review Consultation
May 16, 2014
According to the Chapter’s Director of Program’s, “Chicago’s Universal Periodic Review event reflected the values of a diverse community that is anxious to play a meaningful role in shaping the UN policy agenda. The United Nations Association is uniquely positioned to facilitate that connection, and we are honored to be part of an organization that is driven by the input of such an engaged and empowered membership.”
The UNA Chicago event was the latest in a series of consultations UNA-USA is holding across the country in the run up of the UPR of the U.S. human rights record in 2015. Another UPR consultation meeting is scheduled for May 21 in New York and will focus on combatting human trafficking and the rights of women and girls. In summer 2014, UNA-USA will submit a report to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the State Department detailing the outcomes, conclusions, and recommendations of the nationwide UPR consultations.