UPR TownHall Meeting in Washington, DC
July 20, 2015 @ 2-5pm Eastern
On July 20th (2-5pm Eastern), the U.S. Government is holding a Town Hall
in Washington, D.C. to discuss the UPR Recommendations and human rights
implementation with civil society.
The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) encourages organizations from around the
country to participate and make the Town Hall a robust and meaningful
discussion on implementing a human rights agenda in the United States. In
preparation for the Town Hall, USHRN will be holding a preparatory call on
July 6th at 4:00pm EST. Register Today for the USHRN preparatory call on July 6th
at 4pm ET to develop our collective strategy for the Town Hall meeting. The
USG will be sending out information for the TownHall.
On May 11th, the US was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council
which resulted in 348 recommendations to the U.S. Government. In advance of
September when the U.S. Government will decide which recommendations, they
will accept and which they will reject, we hope to use this UPR TownHall to
raise our human rights concerns to the USG. We invite all working groups and
organizations who have taken part in the Universal Periodic Review to join
this TownHall and encourage other organizations working on human rights to
participate in this important event.
Where: George Marshall Center, Room 1498, in the Main State Department Building (21st Street entrance between Virginia Ave. and C Street NW) Washington, DC
RSVP: If you are interested in attending the UPR TownHall in person or by phone, please RSVP by July 13th to: UPR2015@state.gov and include the following information, and please cc. Annette Coto at firstname.lastname@example.org on your RSVP and contact her with any questions.:
(i) your name,
(ii) institutional affiliation,
(iii) whether you will attend one of the break-out discussion sessions or both and
(iv) whether you will participate in person or by telephone.
We look forward to bring human rights home with you!