WORKSHOP ON HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING STARTED

Child Rights. Photo credit: United Nations.

Child Rights. Photo credit: United Nations.

Three days workshop on Human Rights reporting has started in Honiara yesterday.

The workshop was organised by the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commission in Suva for the Government.

Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Joseph Ma’ahanua says the government has never been part of such training program before.

Mr. Ma’ahanua also announced that out of the nine core Human Rights treaties, Solomon Islands has signed and ratified four.

“The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women also commonly referred as CEDAW, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, third the Convention on Economic, Socio, and Cultural Rights and fourth, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination.”

The workshop ends tomorrow.

Meanwhile Assistant Secretary Supervising of the United Nations Office at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Janice Mose says the Human Rights Treaty Body Reporting training is focused on two human rights conventions.

“One is the International Convention on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and the second is the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination.”

She adds, the training also aims to establish a national mechanism for reporting and following up on the implementation of the conventions.

“It looks forward to establishing a national mechanism for reporting and follow-up on our progress in the implementation of these two international human rights Conventions.”

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