21 Sep '11, 11am

UN Human Rights Council adopts S'pore report

UN Human Rights Council adopts S'pore report

SINGAPORE: The Working Group Report on Singapore's first Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will be adopted at the 18th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on September 22. The UPR is a mandatory process for all United Nations (UN) member states to review their human rights situation before the HRC. Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Wednesday that the adoption of the Working Group Report represents the completion of the country's first UPR. It said the report contains a summary of the proceedings from Singapore's participation in the 11th Session of the UPR Working Group in May 2011. It includes recommendations from other member states and Singapore's response to the recommendations. Singapore will be represented at the HRC by its Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ms Tan Yee Woan. MFA s...

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