26 April 2017
Sultan Bin Hassan Al-Jamali, Executive Director, The Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions participated in the consultations of the High Commissioner for Human Rights with the regional stakeholders held today in Beirut to determine the strategic direction of the Office of the High Commissioner from 2018 to 2021.
Sultan Bin Hassan Al-Jamali stressed on the need to come up with a strategy to work with partners and the stakeholders how to urge governments to integrate human rights vision in various sectors such as education and curriculum modernization and to eliminate any type of hate speech and Integrating human rights concepts into curricula, empowering women, updating laws in line with human rights principles, monitoring the implementation of these laws, assessing the extent of respect and conviction of workers to implement their rights and educating them about them.
As well as working with partners to propose draft legislation to protect and promote human rights in relation to the most vulnerable groups, including the multi-continent migration category (such as asylum laws).
He also stressed on the need to promote human rights culture, to educate about economic, social and cultural rights, to educate on human rights, and to expand into new groups, to include various social groups. As well as raising the capacity of national institutions to spread the culture of human rights at the grassroots level and to monitor the discourse of hatred. And raising the capacity of national institutions in the field of work on the objectives of sustainable development, and help them to formulate appropriate indicators according to the data and nature of each country, and workshops to achieve this. As a prelude to the integration of work on the implementation of the objectives and monitoring implementation within the strategy of national institutions for the next five years. As well as seeking to unify the strategies of all actors working in the field of human rights. Jamali said: (to secure the appropriate human and material resources, so that the Commission can work as required on its strategic objectives for the coming years.)
These consultations came out of a vision of the future, addressing major global, regional and local trends affecting human rights as well as identifying challenges and opportunities that these trends may pose in a positive way and exploring the priority map of different stakeholders.