UNDP continues to support the Government of Sudan to develop the capacity of human rights

Khartoum-Thursday 14 June, 2012: As part of UNDP’s support to the Government of Sudan in the area of promoting human rights protection, the Advisory Council for Human Rights organized Thursday 14 June, a high level forum for developing capacities of human rights in Sudan- which coincided with the visit of the Independent Expert for Human Rights, Massaoud Badareen,

The Forum was addressed by the Resident Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Ali AL-Zata’ri, Mr. Massaoud Badreen, Justice Minister Mohammed Bushara Dossa, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mahmoud Fadul Abdelrasoul and the Rapporteur of the Advisory Council on Human Rights, Mr. Muaz Tango.

In his opening address, AL-Zata’ri referred to the positive approach adopted by all UN organizations in their constructive dealing with the Government of Sudan in its different fields of work which intersect positively with human rights to make justice a reality. AL-Zata’ri, furthermore, touched on the various supports UNDP extends to the Government of Sudan.

“UNDP is working with the Ministry of Justice in the spheres of promoting justice, rule of law and on activities related to raising legal awareness about human rights and the Sudanese laws, legal aid delivery, legislation reforms and development of capacity of the judicial, police and prison organs with a view to enhancing the ability to apply law”, AL-Zata’ri affirmed.

AL-Zata’ri added that these efforts “Contribute directly and indirectly to boosting the efforts exerted by Massaoud Badreen, Sudan Government and civil society organizations staff to further boost human rights.
The Independent Expert for Human Rights on Sudan, Mr. Massaoud Badreen, voiced his interest in extending technical support to the Government of Sudan as well as acting as a focal point between the international community and the government of Sudan.

For more information on UNDP Sudan activities , please contact:
Yusra Salim : Communications Analyst UNDP Sudan: yusra.salim@undp.org


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