Prakash explains his experience of the UN Universal Periodic review of Nepal in 2015: preparing the local team, training members, writing the report, communicating at the local level, lobbying in Geneva, and follow up. Prakahs ends with the recommendation of being open to the diversity of situations in the country and at the same time remaining coherent and keeping hope.
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Please find the UPR stakeholders submission on Nepal in the attachment.
A National level residential workshop has been concluded here in Kathmandu analyzing the policies, regulations related to human rights adopted by the Government of Nepal for the protection of human rights and the situation of their implementation process.
The Universal Periodic Review will be submitted as a document from civil society to the United Nations Human Rights Commission on 23rd March, 2015. The workshop was coordinated by Jagrit Child and Youth Concern Nepal where seven of the civil society organizations representing 45 different organizations participated in detail discussions about their work and working sector. There were 50 participants.
After couple of months of exercise, Pax-Romana has recently formed coalition of Nepali stakeholders and civil societies for preparing collation for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal under the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in November 2015.
Not long before, in September 2014, Pax Romana came in idea of preparing joint reports for upcoming UPR of Nepal, which was already a late start. Despite of various internal limitations, the collation process officially kicked off when former Secretary General; Ms. Laurence KWARK visited Nepal in late November 2014. She is currently represents Pax Romana for United Nations.