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In the context of the 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) arranged a side event launching the report “Lessons from the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review: From commitment to action on sexual and reproductive health and rights” on 3 November 2014.

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The high number of executions carried out in Iran, the arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, unlawful prosecution of minorities and the lack of freedom of expression were issues addressed by Norway during the 20th session of the Universal Periodic Review of Iran.

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The twentieth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will be held in Geneva from 27 October to 7 November, examining the human rights records of 14 countries.

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First Secretary Erling Hoem, Ambassador Steffen Kongstad and Minister Councellor Harriet at the UPR. 
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In a statement in the Human Rights Council today, Norwegian UN Ambassador Steffen Kongstad announced that Norway accepts 150 of the 203 recommendations made during the Universal Periodic Review.

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Dr Nora Sveaass, Associate professor of Psychology at the University of Oslo, is the Nordic candidate to the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture. The election will be held at the fifth meeting of the State Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on Thursday in Geneva.

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Dr Nora Sveaass, associate professor of psychology at the University of Oslo, was elected to the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) in Geneva on 23 October.

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The Human Rights Council completed its 27th session on September 26, 2014.

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Close to a hundred people attended the event. 
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What now, when it comes to the Human Rights Pillar was the main question at the reflection-event following the report of the Glion Human Rights Dialogue.

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The Permanent Mission of Norway, together with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland and the Universal Rights Group, is co-hosting an event on Thursday 4th September.

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