Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee and Secretary General of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), called on governments and countries of the world to continue providing more capabilities and resources to NHRIs to support and enhance their efforts to develop and protect human rights.
This came during the participation of Dr. Ali, via video conference, at the opening ceremony of the new headquarters of the National Institution for Human Rights in the Republic of Colombia, in the presence of His Excellency Ivan Duque, President of the Republic of Colombia, and His Excellency Dr. Carlos Negrit Mosquera, President of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions; And a number of guests and heads of member national human rights institutions.
In his speech, Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, Secretary General of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, said: “It is a great honor to participate in this event today as the Secretary-General of the Global Alliance of National Institutions of National Human Rights Institutions. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to you on the opening of the distinguished new building that will, from now on, become the new interface of the National Committee for Human Rights in Colombia. This achievement represents more than just a building. It represents Colombia’s very long history of defending human rights, and the relentless will to make it achievable despite the various challenges that Colombia has faced throughout its history.”
Dr. Al Marri continued: “This amazing and impressive infrastructure not only sends a strong message to the people of Colombia, but also inspires the entire world to continue strengthening its infrastructure and resources to improve the promotion and protection of human rights. We hope this will be one of the many future developments and achievements that we look forward to seeing. We extend our deepest and sincere congratulations once again. ”
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh stressed his readiness and commitments as the Secretary-General and Vice President of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, to strengthen the independence and performance of NHRIs in accordance with the Paris Principles, and to defense and protection of rights, pointing out that the new strategy of the Global Alliance (2020-2022) will support the establishment of NHRIs where they do not yet exist and contribute to the continuous capacity development of NHRIs to enhance their effectiveness, calling at the same time the governments and countries of the world to strengthen the independence and mandate of national human rights institutions and to remove various obstacles that hinder the implementation of their missions and vision.