MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Expert consultations on the national human rights action plan
On December 12, 2017 Minsk hosted expert consultations titled National Human Rights Action Plan: Current Implementation and Prospects organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Office in Belarus.
This event was dedicated to the Human Rights Day, which is celebrated on December 10, the day of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
Representatives of state bodies and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives of the UN agencies and donor countries participated in the consultations.
The participants discussed topical questions and exchanged views on the issue of implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan and outlined prospective directions and approaches to joint work.
For reference: Interagency plan on implementation of recommendations accepted by the Republic of Belarus following the second cycle of the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review and recommendations addressed to the Republic of Belarus by Human Rights Treaty Bodies for 2016-2019 was approved by the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic Belarus on October 24, 2016 № 860. This document is the first national human rights action plan in Belarus. There are only about 40 countries in the world that have adopted national human rights plans.
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