Making the Universal Periodic Review work for HIV


This report, produced by the Alliance and partners in the PITCH and Bridging the Gaps programmes, analyses the extent to which HIV-related issues are included in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), an influential process that reviews the human rights records of all UN member States.

Alongside other international and national human rights mechanisms, the UPR provides an important tool for holding countries accountable for fulfilling their pledge to end AIDS, and for respecting, promoting and fulfilling the human rights of people living with HIV and key populations.

The first part of the report examines the inclusion of HIV related issues in the two most recent UPR cycles, completed between 2006 and 2017. The analysis focuses on the level of attention paid to HIV and AIDS, maps trends, and assesses achievements, gaps and challenges. It also provides information that will help those working in the HIV response to use the UPR to engage with national governments.

The second part of the report is an in-depth analysis of how the UPR process has functioned in Indonesia, Ukraine and Uganda, showing how stakeholders’ experiences of engaging with the UPR differs in various contexts.