GANHRI Bureau concludes global meeting in Marrakech, reviewing process and discussing priorities moving forward

The Bureau of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), met from 27 to 28 October in Marrakech, Morocco, and evaluated progress made under the current Strategic Plan (2020-2022) and discussed priorities and activities moving forward.

The meeting which was chaired by GANHRI Chairperson Maryam Al Attiyah and hosted by GANHRI Secretary Amina Bouayach welcomed the participation of GANHRI Regional Chairpersons, GANHRI Bureau members from all regions, as well as representatives of the GANHRI Head Office, regional network secretariats and partners from the OHCHR and UNDP.

The Bureau decided among other items that the theme for the 14th International Conference will be prevention of torture and ill treatment, and the role of national human rights institutions. The Conference will take place in late 2023 and will be co-hosted by GANHRI, the UN Human Rights Office and a host institution from within the European region.

The Bureau also discussed the challenging operational context at global, regional and national levels reported by many GANHRI members, and discussed cases of situations of NHRIs under threat and operating in challenging contexts such as conflict.

Finally, with 2023 marking the 30th anniversary of Paris Principles, as well as of the creation of the global network of NHRIs, and of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, GANHRI will develop and implement year-long celebrations to mark these anniversaries.

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