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NHRC Organizes Tunisia conference on peace issues

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) will organize an international conference on “Issues of Peace” in Tunis from 26 to 29 September.

The conference is the first of its kind organized by NHRC in Tunis in cooperation with the Arab Institute for Human Rights, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the NGO-NESCO Liaison committee.

More than 120 organizations, 250 participants and observers, and UNESCO Member States will attend the four-day conference as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Day of Peace.

Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee Dr Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri will deliver a speech at the opening session of the Conference on peace issues.

A roundtable on “Peace Today” will be held and chaired by chairperson of the UN International and Regional Panel of Experts to Investigate Human Rights Violations in Yemen Kamal Jendoubi, including speeches by some of the participating bodies, including UNESCO and Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, another round table will be held under the title “Artificial Intelligence of Robotics and Morals.”

The NHRC will chair the final dialogue between experts and attendees to discuss the recommendations of the program of action for the Conference in its first focus.

NHCR Chairman also addresses the second theme of the conference, with the participation of NGO-UNESCO liaison committee, UNESCO and the Arab Institute for Human Rights. In this session, Antonio Panzeri, Chairman of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights, will speak about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Head of the Middle East and North Africa Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Mohamed El Nsour will lead the first roundtable on the major challenges facing human rights today and thinking about inequality.

The second round table will deal with as issue on working to promote inclusion, equality and non-discrimination for all human beings and discusses universal rights, shared responsibility and education on human rights as an instrument against discrimination, as well as issues of equality, justice and freedom.

The third round table will deal with action for Equality and non-discrimination and discuss issues of information technology, new communication tools and topics related to arts, culture and education and it is chaired by President of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions Fafa Zerrougui, while the Secretary-General of the Union of Arab Lawyers Nasser Hamoud Al Karaouine will chair over the general conclusions session and concluded the conference.

On the sidelines of the conference, UNESCO will hold its 9th International NGO Forum entitled “Another Look at Migration”.
The UNESCO biennial conference is one of the most important mechanisms of the organization in the context of consultations on the preparation of the med-term strategy, where non-governmental organizations share their views and proposals to formulate written recommendations on the priorities and program of the organization.

NHRC’s participation is part of its strategy and partnerships with regional and international organizations to promote the principles of peace, tolerance, renunciation of violence and extremism and human rights education.

The Committee has a strong partnership with UNESCO as well as in light of the MOU signed between NHRC and the Tunis-based Arab Institute for Human Rights, winner of the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights.

TunisianMonitorOnline (Gulf Times)

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