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January 27th - US Government consultation with civil society*

The U.S. Department of State cordially invites you to participate in a discussion regarding the United States of America’s Universal Periodic Review on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Harry S. Truman Building of the State Department. The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor’s Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby will host the discussion.  Plan to arrive no later than 1:15 p.m. due to security screening procedures.

Please RSVP to and  no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, with the following information: (a) your name, phone number and email address, (b) institutional affiliation, (c) the name, phone number and email address of the representative participating, and (d) whether you will participate in person or by telephone.   Based on your acceptance of this invitation, the State Department will provide additional information to facilitate your entry into the State Department (including the exact location) and provide call-in information.  If you require a sign language interpreter or to request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please or call (202) 663-2773.

We would like anyone who would like to ask a question or make a comment to indicate that, as well as the subject of your question or comment, when you submit your RSVP.  Questions or comments will be limited to two minutes.

We invite you to circulate this invitation to other individuals and groups who may be interested in participating in this event.  If RSVPs exceed capacity, we may ask organizations who have responded to limit attendance to one representative.  This consultation is off the record and closed to the press.

As in previous years, we have a website related to the U.S. Universal Periodic Review: and an email address where you may submit information:   

Tressa Fuentes

Foreign Affairs Officer

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Office of Multilateral Global Affairs



*If you plan to attend the January 27 Civil Society + US Government Consultation, please consider participating in the following planning call led by our members at Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School:

Wednesday, January 22: Planning Call for USG Consultation

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

Call-in information: 1-800-917-9796; participant code: 820882#

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