Migration is a fundamental part of human behaviour. Climate change, environmental pollution, natural disasters, violent conflicts, economic insecurity are some of the reasons why people migrate. While inequalities and power structures exacerbate the reasons to leave one’s home, the lines between forced and chosen migration are rarely clear.

Our social democratic vision for the future is a world in which migration is a free choice and mobility is based on the values of human rights and global solidarity. Based on the Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees, and the Sustainable Development Goals and through close collaboration with the UN Network on Migration, OHCHR, the Treaty Body System, Special Rapporteurs, and civil society we work to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights of all migrants.


Thursday, 07.07.2022 - 13.30pm - 15.00pm, Ground floor, Rue Varembé 1, Geneva, Switzerland

Publication Launch - The UPR: Beyond Reporting

Transformational Changes on the Ground

An event to launch UPR Info's new study on how the UPR process led to an improvement of the human rights situation at the national level


  • Share emerging promising/good pratices and lessons learnt in the implementation of UPR recommendations at the national level;
  • Describe the different ways through which States and other stakeholders have engaged in the UPR follow-up phase;
  • Reflect on some of the existing challenges to monitor the implementation of UPR recommendations.


  • Mr Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the UPR Branch, OHCHR
  • Ms Valeria Reyes Menendez, Lecturer, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • Mr Michel Anglade, Director Geneva Office, Save the Children
  • Mr Michiel Hoornick, Consultant, Institute Statelessness and Inclusion
  • Ms Salome Lienert, Program Officer, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Moderator: Ms Mona M'Bikay, Executive Director of UPR Info

Light refreshments will be served at the end of the event.

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Salome Lienert

Program Officer
Human Rights and Development


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