Singapore’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will take place at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on 12 May 2021. The UPR is a State-driven reporting process which reviews the human rights situation in all UN Member States once every five years. Ambassador-At-Large Professor Chan Heng Chee will lead Singapore’s delegation to this UPR.
Singapore submitted its National Report for the upcoming review in January 2021. The Report takes stock of the human rights situation in Singapore, describes the implementation of the recommendations Singapore accepted in whole, and policy developments since Singapore’s last UPR in 2016. It also details Singapore’s decisive measures taken to help our society emerge stronger and more resilient from the COVID-19 pandemic. In its preparation of the National Report, the Government also engaged many civil society organisations on issues covered in the Report.
Singapore participates in the UPR process as a responsible UN Member State. We look forward to continuing a positive and constructive conversation with fellow UN Member States and civil society organisations on our achievements and challenges. This includes sharing Singapore’s pragmatic and outcomes-based approach to human rights, tailored to improving the lives and interests of all Singaporeans within our unique historical, social and cultural context.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore