The first UPR coalition of its kind launches its founding meeting in Cairo
25 Egyptian CSOs meet to adopt the bylaws and to elect the board of trustees
25 Egyptian CSOs meets today for two days to establish the “Civil Society Organizations Coalition for the Universal Periodic Review”, the first coalition of its kind worldwide to be established officially and permanently for the Universal Periodic Review.
Where Maat for Peace, Development, and Human Rights called for the establishment of the concerned coalition in the frame work of the “Universal Periodic Review as a Tool to Enhance Public Policy During the Transitional Period” which is implemented by MAAT and funded by the European Union during 2016-2017.
The coalition, composing 25 NGO as founder members seeks to build a permanent and sustainable foundation, to observe the government action on the local level especially related to Egypt’s voluntary obligations in front of the UPR, raises the institutional capacity of the member organizations in the coalition, implements a range of activities to expand the community awareness of the UPR, communicates with the policy makers to adopt policies consistent with Egypt’s voluntary obligations in front of the UPR, and publishes reports related to human rights to participate in Egypt UPR session t in 2018 .
The coalition’s founding meeting would also include the bylaws adoption and the election of the board of trustees.
Noting that the “Universal Periodic Review as a tool to enhance public policy during the transitional period” project seeks to strengthen the role of the Universal Periodic Review to enhance public policies and reform human rights during the transitional period in Egypt through involving civil society organizations, activists and media figures effectively in observing, inviting to an essential reform for Human Rights and adopting new policies in line with international human rights standards based on the Universal periodic review in 2014.
Project activities include all governorates of the Republic, target those who work in the civil society organizations, members of the Egyptian parliament, internet activists, bloggers, journalists, policy makers, legislators, and society as a whole.
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