The Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a workshop on the Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights in Qatar, in cooperation with the regional office for the Middle East and North Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the United Nations Human Rights Training and Documentation Center.
The three-day workshop was opened by HE Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Turki bin Abdulla Al Mahmoud. The workshop aims to introduce the participants to the procedures of Universal Periodic Review and the stages of preparing the national report.
The workshop will be attended by members of the National Committee to prepare and discuss the report before the working group of the Board of Human Rights, and a number of representatives of ministries concerned with preparing the fourth report of the State on the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism before the Board of Human rights.
This workshop comes in compliance with the recommendations of the UN mechanisms related to training, awareness-raising, and capacity-building of the participants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government ministries.
The workshop reflects the continuous and fruitful cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the OHCHR by holding these training programs and workshops and with the participation of government sectors to raise awareness on issues related to the protection and promotion of human rights.
The Cabinet in its 16th regular meeting for 2023 held on May 3, 2023, decided to re-structure the National Committee to prepare and discuss the national report before the working group of the Board of Human Rights Council under the chairmanship of HE Minister of State for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the membership of several government agencies in the country. (QNA)