The Doha-based Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions organised a virtual panel discussion entitled "75 Years: Development of the Human Rights System: Implications and Prospects."
It was held in partnership with the High Commissioner for Human Rights represented by the UN Centre for Training and Documentation in the Field of Human Rights for South and West Asia and the Arab Region, and was attended by of 75 participants from 20 Arab countries.
Sultan Hassan al-Jamali, executive director of the Arab Network of National Human Rights Institutions said international peace and security can only be achieved by committing to international laws and through constructive international co-operation.
He stressed the need to end the suffering of the Palestinian people, resolve the Palestinian issue in accordance with international decisions, end the Israeli occupation, establish the State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital, and a just and comprehensive peace in accordance with the principle of land for peace.
Al-Jamali said it was important to implement the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan, which he said will form the basis for solutions.
To achieve this needs serious, honest and effective international solidarity between countries and all stakeholders.
He said strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights was essential, and stressed the importance of enhancing the participation of developing countries in global governance institutions, and implementing the principle of leaving no one behind.
He congratulated the UN on its 75th anniversary, and said the organisation has managed to avoid the outbreak of a third World War. He also appreciated its efforts to promote and protect human rights.
Deputy Director of the UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region, Alaa Kaoud, presented a working paper in which he dealt with the main aspects that the international human rights system has gone through since the founding of the United Nations, and its efforts in promoting and protecting human rights.
Several of the participants focused on the role of the United Nations in combating racism, the importance of working on the 2030 sustainable development plan by eliminating corruption and the need to introduce human rights at an early age in addition to the Arab human rights system and the establishment of a permanent Arab Human Rights Committee .
The participants praised the co-operation with the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions to promote human rights in the Arab region.