9 October, Marrakech, Morocco – The Bureau of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), met
from 8 to 9 October in Marrakech, Morocco, to evaluate progress made under the
current strategic plan (2017-2019) and discuss future activities that will
drive GANHRI’s work in support of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in
2019 and beyond.
Bureau members representing NHRIs from Afghanistan,
Australia, Chile, Mexico, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, India, Mauritania
and Rwanda participated in the meeting, as well as representatives of the
GANHRI Head Office and the four regional networks.
Representatives of Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the United Nations Development
Program (UNDP) were invited as observers.
The Bureau which was chaired by GANHRI Chairperson
Prof Dr Beate Rudolf
- Evaluated progress made since October 2017 against GANHRI’s
current Strategic Plan 2017-2019 and the 2018 Implementation Plan, and
discussed priorities and activities moving forward;
- Received reports from its Working Groups on Ageing;
Sustainable Development Goals; Business and Human Rights; and decided the
establishment of a new Working Group on Disability;
- Decided that the GANHRI 2019 annual meeting will
take place in Geneva, from 4 to 9 March 2019 and will focus on migration (Annual
Conference) and on women’s rights (knowledge exchange);
- Expressed concern at continuing cases of reprisals
and threats against NHRIs, and decided to remain seized of the matter.
The GANHRI Bureau is
the committee of management of the organization established under Article 43 of
GANHRI’s Statute. It is comprised of 16 members coming from an “A” Status NHRI,
4 from each of the GANHRI regional groups. Bureau Members implement the
decisions of the General Assembly.
The Bureau meeting will
be followed by the 13th International Conference on expanding civic
space and protecting human rights defenders, and the role of NHRIs, from 10 to
12 October 2018. The Conference is co-hosted by GANHRI and the National Human
Rights Council of Morocco in collaboration with the OHCHR and will be attended
by more than 250 participants worldwide.
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