Workshop | Padova Model UPR (VI edition) - Simulation phase

Centro Diritti Umani

Dal 20.11.2023 al 24.11.2023


Scientific coordinator: Paolo De Stefani, University of Padua.

The Padova Model UPR is an annual academic simulation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique United Nations (UN) mechanism which reviews the human rights records of all UN Member States. This unique programme offers participants an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms and dynamics of the UPR procedure held in Geneva through active participation.

The Padova Model UPR is organised by an international team of students and former delegates, with the coordination of professors from the Human Rights Centre and the MA Degree Programme in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance (HRG). It is supported by the Department SPGI, the Archive "Peace Human Rights" of the University of Padova, and the UN and NGO experts.

The sixth Annual event will be held from 20-24 November 2023, and there are no fees for participation.

The Padova Model UPR is open to university students who are in the final year of their undergraduate studies, as well as postgraduate students in a relevant field (including law, human rights, and international relations). The operational language of the Padova Model UPR is English.



  • 20.11.23 | Welcome day
  • 21.11.23 | Pre-session
  • 22.11.23 | Working Group Session
  • 23.11.23 | Lobbying with States and special event with Mr Guillaume Ngefa, UPR Chief, OHCHR
  • 24.11.23 | Human Rights Council Plenary Session Item 6, Awards & Closing Ceremony.

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