Khattab: The current global crisis pushes us to adhere to the enforcement of human rights for every individual without any discrimination because it is the surest means to achieve peace, justice and prosperity.
Ambassador Moushira Khattab, President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), participated in the celebration of International Children’s Day, which was organized by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) under the slogan “Our Dream, Our Right... The Voice of the Child,” in cooperation with the Egyptian Tribal and Families Council in Sinai, the Coordination of Youth of Parties and Politicians, and the United Media Services Company and UNICEF Egypt. Ambassador Moushira Khattab praised the support of the President of the Republic to restore the constitutional status of NCCM, ensuring its independence and enabling it to carry out the role assigned to it. She said that this support indicates the human rights vision of Mr. President and that the Egyptian state is determined to move forward with the human rights issue Khattab also praised the Egyptian position in dealing with the war in Palestine and said that during her visit to the city of Al-Arish and seeing the fleet of trucks transporting aid to the people of Egypt to their brother the Palestinian people, she showed her the strength and wisdom of the Egyptian role in simultaneous provision of aid to the Palestinian people, with negotiations for the release of the hostages. Khattab referred to President Sissi’s position in which he warned against forced displacement and called for the establishment of a Palestinian state, which received great international appreciation, and Egypt regained its pivotal role in reaching an end to the suffering of the Palestinian people and the repeated violations of their human rights. She added that the wisdom of dealing with the issue led to a major and unprecedented shift in international public opinion in favor of the rights of the people of Palestine. Khattab explained that NCHR, in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Youth, Sports and Universities, has succeeded in conducting an in-depth dialogue with university youth about human rights by holding several meetings with university youth and listening to the viewpoints of more than 7,500 young men and women, who are now more experienced. They are more enthusiastic about implementing them and are fully prepared to work in the field of human rights and begin themselves as human rights ambassadors in their universities and communities. Ambassador Moushira Khattab appreciated the role of the Egyptian state, with its various institutions, in the current events in Gaza and its support for the Palestinian people, who are being subjected to grave violations, excessive use of force, and forced displacement of citizens in flagrant violations by the occupying authority of international humanitarian law, especially the Fourth Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilians in Times of Armed Conflict. They are also subjected to violations. Serious violations of international humanitarian law, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, especially the right to self-determination, said that global public opinion is turning against Israel. She added that at a time when human rights are suffering from a serious global crisis, we are required to adhere to the enforcement of the human rights of every individual without any discrimination, as this is the surest way to achieve peace, justice, and prosperity. Today we celebrate International Children's Day despite the very important circumstances the world is going through, including the climate issue, the war in Ukraine and the war in Gaza. The ambassador called for a commitment to human rights, especially children's rights, as she witnesses a blatant violation of children's rights in Gaza, as well as the right to life - health - education - security - social protection, and the right to enjoy all his rights without discrimination.