With the participation of more than 120 organizations, 250 participants, observers and UNESCO member states
At the first international conference organized by human rights in Tunisia .. two opening speeches by Al Marri in two themes of the conference
The conference marks the 9th International NGO Forum of UNESCO’s Official Partners
Doha: September 9, 2018
The NHRC participated in the organization of an international conference in Tunisia on peace issues. It is the first conference of its kind organized by the NHRC in Tunisia, in cooperation with the Arab Institute for Human Rights, with the participation of more than 120 organizations, 250 participants, observers and UNESCO member states as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and World Peace Day. The proceedings of the International Conference will continue for four days during the period from 26 to 29 of this month. On the sidelines of the conference, UNESCO will host the Ninth International NGO Forum of UNESCO’s Official Partner, entitled “Another Perspective on Migration” on 26-27 September. The International NGO Forum, which meets twice a year, will include all NGO partners And many observers, as well as the presence of a large number of member states of UNESCO.
Dr. Ali Bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, will deliver his opening speech on the theme of “Unmanned Aeronautics and Robotics in the Service of Peace”, as well as the opening remarks of the NGO Liaison Committee of UNESCO, UNESCO and the Arab Institute for Human Rights. The first roundtable on “Today’s Peace” will be chaired by Mr. Kamal Jendoubi (Chairman of the UN Panel of International and Regional Experts on Human Rights Violations in Yemen) and will include interventions by UNESCO, the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, Carnegie). The second session will discuss the “Artificial Intelligence of Robotics and the Philosophy of Ethics” while the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar will chair the final dialogue between experts and attendees to discuss the recommendations of the first program of work of the Conference.
Dr. Ali Bin Smeikh will present the opening speech of the second theme of the conference (Action for Equality). The opening ceremony will be attended by UNESCO’s NGO liaison committee, UNESCO and the Arab Institute for Human Rights. Mr. Mohamed El Nsour, Head of the Middle East and North Africa division of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, shall present a working paper under the title “The major challenges facing human rights today: thinking about inequality”. The second Round Table is entitled “Working to promote integration, equality and non-discrimination for humans”. Inclusive rights, shared responsibility and education on human rights are discussed as an instrument against discrimination as well as equality, justice and freedom to combat violence and maintain peace. The third roundtable (Action for Equality and Non-Discrimination: Tools and Prospects: Media, Information Technology and New Communication Tools – Arts and Culture – Education) is chaired by Fafa Bin Zerrougui, President of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions. Mr. Nasser Hammoud Al-Kerween, Secretary-General of the Arab Lawyers Union, will preside over the general conclusions of the conference.
The participation of the National Human Rights Committee is part of its strategy and partnerships with regional and international organizations to spread the principles of peace, tolerance, violence, extremism and human rights education. The NHRC also has a strong partnership with UNESCO. The National Human Rights Committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Arab Institute for Human Rights, which has been awarded the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education.