Qatar has called for raising awareness about the guarantees to ensure workers' rights, pointing out to the role of national institutions and civil society groups to protect these rights.
National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Secretary General Maryam bint Abdullah al-Attiyah urged the countries to shoulder their responsibilities to ensure that people enjoy their rights equally in line with law.
She made the remarks during a speech given on her behalf by Sheikha Jawhara bint Mohamed al-Thani, head of the programmes and education at NHRC, during a workshop for national human rights entities under the theme of workers' rights, which started Sunday. The workshop is jointly organised by the Doha-based Asia Pacific Forum's regional office and NHRC with the participation of affiliates of national human rights institutions in labour-exporting and receiving countries.
Al-Attiyah said hosting the regional office of Asia Pacific Forum reflects NHRC's commitment to its regional partnerships.
She added that the two-day workshop aims to enhance and develop the capacities of those working at national human rights institutions by raising their awareness and educating them on the guarantees that can ensure the rights of workers in addition to means of protecting those rights regionally and internationally.
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