The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was established as a means for UN member states to review the human rights records of different countries and to provide recommendations for moving forward. Created in March 2006, the UPR was envisioned as "a cooperative mechanism, based on an interactive dialogue", with the primary goal of assessing and addressing human rights concerns in different countries. It seeks to assure that every country fulfills its obligations to international human rights standards.
ASC supports the engagement of Southeast Asian LGBTIQ human rights defenders to the UPR process. By having specific, relevant and attainable UPR recommendations related to SOGIESC, we can strengthen our advocacy within ASEAN.