(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNADoha: The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MDLSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate and exchange expertise with regard to the affairs of expatriate workers and improve their sponsorship in the State of Qatar.
The MoU also seeks to ensure the establishment of a mechanism for joint cooperation in a manner that promotes coordination between both parties according to Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Strategy of the State 2017-2022.
The MoU was signed by NHRC Secretary General Maryam bint Abdullah Al Attiyah and Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at the ministry Mohammed Hassan Al Obaidli.
The MoU recognizing the importance of cooperation between them contributes to the dissemination and promotion of a culture of human rights and protecting these rights because of the common roles and tasks at the legal, monitoring, awareness and service levels related to human rights and the reality of effective partnership existing between the parties.
The MoU emphasised that the two parties would cooperate in a manner consistent with the general objectives and work strategy and competencies of each of them in the field of public awareness of human rights principles and standards.
The areas of cooperation include the field of knowledge production to achieve legislative harmonization with international human rights standards in order to achieve openness to regional and international actors and cooperation in international and regional conferences and to contribute jointly to national, regional and international human rights events. In addition to aspects relating to the human rights situation in areas related to the work of the two sides.
The MoU also includes cooperation in the development of public awareness of human rights principles and standards in the preparation and issuance of manuals and brochures and joint media campaigns on issues of common concern with a view to disseminating the culture and principles of human rights and exchanging experiences through workshops, conferences, seminars, and training programs held by each of the parties.
The MOU also called for action to achieve legislative harmonization with international human rights standards and to seek the greatest possible harmonization of legislation relevant to the parties and international human rights instruments. The MoU also includes aspects of cooperation in the field of international and regional conferences and the development of a plan to implement the recommendations of the international conferences held in Qatar on issues of mutual interest and related human rights and joint conferences held between national committees and human rights institutions.