Arab Network Of National Institutions for Human Rights and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights has signed recently a memorandum of understanding to work together based on a shared vision between the two sides on the need to consolidate efforts and expertise in the field of human rights in the Arab region
MOU was signed by Miss Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner, UNHCR and Sultan bin Hassan, CEO, Arab Network of National Institutions for Human Rights. Present on the occasion were Dr. Ali Samikh AlMarri, Chairman NHRC, Qatar, George Abu , Director of Training & Documentation Center, Doha.
It was stressed that there is a need to strengthen the bonds between the network and the Commission through institutional capacity-building efforts of the members states. It was also agreed to provide joint support in the implementation of technical and professional programs to achieve common goals in the field of protection and promotion of human rights in the Arab region.
It was also agreed to on setting up a mechanism for joint cooperation between the two parties in ways that enhance their respective roles, and strengthen coordination between them, and contributes to the exchange of experiences, according to the objectives and areas of cooperation of mutual interests and intersections between the strategic objectives of both parties, according to raise capacities and skills of national human rights institutions in the Arab region.
It was also agreed to create awareness of the culture of human rights in the Arab region and to have it published through official and social media level. In addition, organizing of workshops, conferences and training courses, which would contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights to be used. Moreover, steps to be taken in areas like regular exchange of views & consultations, to conduct studies and research to discuss the challenges being faced and to study the mechanisms to deal with these challenges.