Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which allows scrutiny of the human rights records of all UN States. The UPR is a valuable tool for challenging and encouraging States to do more to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

Through this box you will find information on references to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex characteristics in the Universal Periodic Review documents, as well as references and recommendations made during the Review Working Group sessions, and State responses to these recommendations.

UPR SOGIESC database


Our resources:

Universal Periodic Review: A Guide for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Advocates

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics at the Universal Periodic Review


Other resources:

The main UN web page for the UPR.

Calendar of State reviews under the UPR.

Deadlines for NGO submission of UPR information.

UPR Info website.


 Español: Examen Periódico Universal


Français: Examen Périodique Universel