Monday, 21 January 2013 (Afternoon)
(Disclaimer: The following brief is intended for use of the information media and is not an official record. The note provides a brief factual summary of the UPR Working Group meeting with the State under review and does not cover all points addressed. An official summary of the meeting can be found in the Working Group report.)
TongaRepresented by three-member delegation headed by Lord Vaea, Minister for Internal Affairs of Tonga.
To access national report, compilation of UN information, and summary of stakeholders’ information, visit the
Tonga page on the UPR website).
Congo, Kuwait, Italy.
Few points raised in the opening statement of State under review: (See full statement on the
Tonga page on the UPR Extranet)
40 States participated in the dialogue: 18 HRC members and 22 observers (Statements available on
Tonga page on the UPR Extranet).
Positive achievements noted by delegations included, among others:
Issues and questions raised by the Working Group included,
States participating in the dialogue posed a series of
recommendations to Tonga. These pertained to the following issues,
The adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group on Tonga is scheduled to take place on Friday, 25 January 2013.
The troikas are a group of three States selected through a drawing of lots who serve as rapporteurs and who are charged with preparing the report of the Working Group on the country review with the involvement of the State under review and assistance from the OHCHR.
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