'National Institutions Nucleus Of Rights Promotion'

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

New York: Chairperson of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) and Chairperson of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) H E Maryam bint Abdullah Al Attiyah has affirmed that national institutions form the central nucleus of strong national systems to protect and promote human rights.

She said that national human rights institutions need strong capabilities to protect their independence and their ability to withstand potential changes in the governance infrastructure or political changes in order to effectively carry out their arduous and demanding roles.

This came during a speech she delivered at the 2023 Annual Review meeting of the TriPartite Partnership to support National Human Rights Institutions in New York, which includes the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, GANHRI and the United Nations Development Program.

She stressed the essential role played by human rights institutions in supporting the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, noting that the presence of NHRIs that comply with the Paris Principles is one of the indicators of progress in the 2030 Agenda. She also called on Member States to accelerate the pace of progress in establishing national human rights institutions that comply with the Paris Principles in order to deliver on the promises made in the 2030 Agenda.

Al Attiyah said that the UN Secretary-General's call to action for human rights and national human rights institutions, issued in February 2020, is the guiding framework for accelerating human rights efforts across the United Nations system, noting that this call highlights the role of national human rights institutions in contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in crisis contexts and in supporting the rights of future generations, including climate justice, with emphasis on the need to strengthen the support provided to national human rights institutions.

She noted that supporting the implementation of the call to action for human rights would help provide sustained support to NHRIs and increase recognition of their role as a strategic priority.

She noted that tripartite partnership has a lot to do to ensure that all stakeholders are involved in efforts to accelerate implementation of the plan during the current decade as 2030 approaches and the Sustainable Development Goals Summit to be held in September this year.


The Peninsula

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