The Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Amena Yauvoli has congratulated the Vanuatu government for Vanuatu's national report to the United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review or UPR process last week.
Minister of Justice, Don Ken led a delegation to the UN Human rights council meeting.
Ambassador Yauvoli acknowledged the great efforts undertaken by the Vanuatu government since its last UPR in 2013 to address its human rights priorities and noted Vanuatu’s best practice of publishing a UPR implementation plan and being the only country in the region to do so.
Mr Yauvoli says The MSG Secretariat is also pleased to have provided technical support throughout the preparatory stages by the government including assisting the drafting committee of the national report and recently holding a mock UPR session to the Minister’s delegation prior to their departure for Geneva.