The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Mr. Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today announced details of the Consultation on the State Report for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Consultation on the State Report will take place in a number of ways:
Written submissions are invited from interested parties and can be submitted to the Department at the following email address: UPR@equality.gov.ie
Should you wish to make a submission in any other format, every effort will be made to facilitate this.
The Department will undertake an online consultation event with stakeholder groups. This will take place on the 5 May 2021.
The closing date for written submissions is 7 May 2021 at 5PM.
Registration for the online event is now open and places are limited to 100 people.
The consultation event will take place on a thematic basis with different topics under consideration. The event will comprise two breakout sessions. For both breakout sessions attendees will be asked to nominate their preference from a choice of two. The topics are as follows:
List of topics:
Consultation Session: 5 May (10am – 12pm)
Breakout I – attendees to choose session
Equality, Diversity and Disability OR Right to Public Services (Health / Housing / Education)
Breakout II – attendees to choose session
Access to Justice OR Right to Work, and to just and favourable conditions of work
The breakout discussions will be guided by an independent facilitator in groups of up to ten participants, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to give their views.
Participants are asked to familiarise themselves with the contents of the 2016 UPR report and the Interim Report.
You will be asked to provide your name and your email address.
You will be asked to choose which of the sessions you would like to attend and which breakout discussions on that day you would like to take part in (everyone will take part in the first breakout discussion of each day).
You will be asked if you will be availing of ISL Translation (this is to make sure that any breakout discussions you take part in will have ISL Translation in them).
ISL and closed captioning will be provided. Please email UPR@equality.gov.ie
if you have any accessibility requirements you would like to tell us about.
There will be technical support on the day of the events to help with any queries or issues that you have.