What is the National Report?

The National Report (the Opening Statement) is a consolidated national report detailing the overall human rights conditions, current issues and government policy of the State Under Review. It should focus on the issues discussed during the most recent UPR. By summarizing the recent human rights situation of the State, providing greater detail and information on the topics raised, and through exploring recommendations and the State’s implementation status, other candidates can become more aware of varying international perspectives and be more prepared for the main discussions.


Font : Times New Roman

Size : 12, Single line spacing

Word Limit : No Limit, but the length shall be adjusted for 5 minute-presentation

Name of the File : ‘2019_UPR_National Report_[Name of the State Under Review].doc’

Title of the Email : 2019UPR National Report for [Name of the State Under Review]


Deadline : 5 August 2019 (submission shall be made to ‘’)

  • Exclude ritual remarks (greetings or recommendations)
  • Include information on the recommendations received by the State Under Review of its most recent UPR session
  • Include the implementation status of the State Under Review’s most recent UPR session
Past Examples of National Reports by States Under Review