Press Release

HE Minister of Foreign Affairs and UN Resident Coordinator a.i. sign Declaration of Intent for the preparation of the National Action Plan for Human Rights

08 August 2021

As part of the continued coordination and cooperation with the various organs of the United Nations, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, and the UN Resident Coordinator a.i. and Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration to the Kingdom of Bahrain, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed El Zarkani, signed a declaration of intent for cooperation and coordination to prepare, write and develop the National Action Plan for Human Rights for the Kingdom of Bahrain for the years 2022-2026.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs affirmed that this step reflects the growing cooperation between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Nations in various fields, adding that the reform approach of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has emphasized the importance of promoting and preserving human rights.

H.E. stated that today’s singing builds on the previous workshops organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the preparation of the National Human Rights Plan, as the Ministry held nine workshops, with the participation of more than 1,700 participants from various bodies, in which 168 working papers and 311 recommendations were presented.

For his part, the UN Resident Coordinator a.i. in the Kingdom expressed his thanks and appreciation to Bahrain for its efforts in promoting human rights, stressing that signing the declaration will contribute to strengthening coordination between the Kingdom and the UN in this field.

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