UAE, UN to deepen diplomats' culture of upholding human rightsApr 19, 2012 - 10:02 -
WAM Abu Dhabi, 19th April 2012 (WAM) -- The UAE Foreign Ministry's Department of Human Rights organised in collaboration with the UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region the consultative meeting on the training programme on diplomacy and human rights.
The activity drew representatives from the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council and Arab countries.
The programmme introduces Arab diplomats to the international human rights systems, mechanisms and features with the aim of raising awareness about human rights.
The annual training workshop aims to deepen understanding and knowledge of the diplomats of the international and regional arrangements, procedures and methodologies for the promotion and protection of human rights.
With the objective of strengthening a human rights culture and building human rights expertise, the Regional Centre will rely on up-to-date tools and methodologies to promote human rights through active learning, provision of advisory services on curricula design and dissemination of information. Activities will target line-ministry officials, national human rights institutions, secretariats of intergovernmental organizations, law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, students, professional groups, and NGOs identified by the regional and other field offices.