The National Human Rights Action Plan Committee held its first consultative meeting with organizations concerned with the promotion and protection of human rights in Qatar.

The meeting was organized within the framework of the consultative process accompanying the preparation of the plan, as confirmed by the guidelines and best practices of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR). The preparation process should be accompanied by consultation with stakeholders in the promotion and protection of human rights.

The meeting was opened by HE Acting Director of Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Faisal Abdullah Al Hanzab

The program included two presentations. The first was on the importance of national human rights action plans and was presented by the committee member and Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Abdullah Saqr Al Mohannadi.

The second presentation discussed the formation of the committee on the preparation of the national action plan for human rights in Qatar, and presented by the committee member and Secretary General of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science Dr. Hamda Al Sulaiti.

It should be noted that the formation of the committee was a decision of the Cabinet at its ninth ordinary meeting of 2017 under the chairmanship of HE Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed Hassan Al Hammadi. The formation of the committee comes within the framework of the State’s efforts to establish a state of law and institutions, the subject of which is the promotion and protection of human rights as a strategic option. This is emphasized in Qatar National Vision 2030 in the first national development strategy (2011-2016) and 2018-2022.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs