Cycles of the Universal Periodic Review


A review cycle is a four-and-half year period within which all UN Member states’ human rights records are reviewed. The working group convenes three two-weeks sessions per year, or 14 sessions over the course of an entire cycle.

3rd cycle

Calendar of reviews for the 3rd cycle

Third cycle (2017-2022)

33rd UPR Working Group Session

Country Press releases Letters* by the HC to the Foreign Ministers of Member States Webcast snapshots of the adoption of the UPR outcome reports
Albania English | Albanian English English
Bhutan English English English
Brunei Darussalam English EnglishEnglish
Costa Rica English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish
Côte d'Ivoire English | French English | French English
Dominica English English English
Democratic People's Republic of Korea English | Korean English English
Democratic Republic of the Congo English | French English | FrenchEnglish
Equatorial Guinea English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish
Ethiopia English | Amharic English English
Nicaragua English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish
Norway English | Norwegian EnglishEnglish
Portugal English | Portuguese EnglishEnglish
Qatar English | Arabic English English

All sessions of the 3rd cycle

* In line with the mandate of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN General Assembly resolution 48/141, especially operative paragraph 4 a, d, f, g, h, and i). The Annex contains areas which derive from the UPR documentation for the third cycle (National Report; the UN Compilation and Summary of Stakeholders reports); the interactive review in the UPR Working Group, the statements made during the adoption in the Human Rights Council – under item 6 – as well as available voluntary commitments and mid-term reports.