As we are heading towards the 2021 Universal Periodic review, Non-Governmental Organizations, the government and other human rights stakeholders in Tanzania are currently in the preparations for the third review of our country, to which UNA Tanzania is participating in an ongoing process of formulating the national CSOs Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2021 report. We shared our contributions in regard with our engagements on youth economic rights and the progress of SDGs implementation in Tanzania from 2016.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the world’s mechanism that provides a comprehensive review of countries’ human rights records and their adherence to international standards. The process was established in 2006 by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (HRC), with an ultimate aim of improving the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur.
According to the schedule issued by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Tanzania will be reviewed in October 2021. This being the current position, NGOs and the Government are currently required to develop reports that will be submitted for the actual review in Geneva in 2021.