Conference on human rights and peace in Tunis

120 organizations, 250 observers for 4-day event

13 September, 09:45

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, SEPTEMBER 13 - The Tunisian National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) will organize an international conference on ''Issues of Peace'' in Tunis from 26 to 29 September. 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 opening remarks.

    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".

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