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Egypt showed significant commitment to respect human rights; national human rights strategy a paradigm leap: Moushira Khattab

Ambassador Dr. Moushira Khattab, President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) lauded the measures taken by Egypt- under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, to strengthen human rights.

That was part of her speech during the international conference organised by NCHR, in collaboration with the Arab Network for Human Rights National Institutions (ANNHRI), the National Human Rights Commission in Qatar, the Arab  League, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on international solidarity and Sustainable Development Plan (Goal-16), which witnessed wide participation of ministers, local, regional and international active figures in human rights.

The NCHR President highlighted that the international conference took place in a time when Egypt is witnessing a paradigm shift in the field of promotion of human rights, most notably with the launch of the first national strategy to promote human rights in the country, which underscores the political will to advance human rights.

Ambassador Moushira Khattab highlighted her pride to be the first Egyptian women to be appointed in this position through a democratic process, she also noted that nearly half of NCHR members are women, underscoring an unprecedented achievement for Egyptian women.

The conference is addressing international solidarity and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), most notably the Goal 16, and the relevant measures related to promoting human rights and the role of national human rights institutions.

Khattab congratulated Mariam bint Abdullah Al Attiyah for assuming the presidency of the national human rights commission in Qatar.