Lundi, Mars 25, 2019

Technical assistance to the National Human Rights Commission for the integration of the rights of marginalized persons in the implementation of SDGs

Technical assistance to the National Human Rights Commission for the integration of  the rights of marginalized persons in the implementation of SDGs

Yaounde, Cameroon, From 30 to 31 October 2017

Yaounde, Cameroon, From 30 to 31 October 2017, the United Nations Centre for Human right and Democracy in central Africa organised a two day workshop in view of providing technical assistance to members and personnel of the National Human Right Commission for the integration of marginalised group in the implementation process of sustainable development goals. The workshop which was held in the Centre brought together 33 participants including 20 men and 13 women coming from the headquarters and the different regional offices of the Commission.

Speaking at the official launch ceremony, the Secretary General to the Ministry of Justice, the President of the National Commission for Human Right as well as the representative of the Centre for Human Right and Democracy in Central Africa welcome the initiative and express expectation that participants take this opportunity to familiarise themselves with SDGs in the protection of marginalised groups like women, persons living with handicap and indigenous group, acquire competence and tools to integrate SDG in their daily work and thus integrate it in their plan of action, Technical assistance to the National Human Rights Commission for the integration of  the rights of marginalized persons in the implementation of SDGs

As a reminder, in September 2015, 170 world leaders gathered at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda. The new Agenda covers a broad set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 167 targets and will serve as the overall framework to guide global and national development action for the next 15 years. Grounded in international human rights law, the agenda offers critical opportunities to further advance the realization of human rights for all people without discrimination.

Within the course of this two days capacity building activity, the participants were edified on the following themes; the content and scope of SDGs and their relationship with human rights, SDGs and the implementation of treaty body recommendations, the inclusion of the handicap and gender approach in the implementation of SDGs, and the role of the Commission in the implementation of SDGs. These provided way to group work on the integration of these SDGs in the plan of action of the Commission and the restitution of the various contributions in a plenary session.

The activity was concluded by the adoption of recommendations by participants. The closing ceremony was chaired by the Secretary General to the Ministry of Justice, the president of the National Commission and the representative of the Centre.