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Published On: Tue, May 23rd, 2023

NGO Forum Passes Resolutions To African Commission On Human & People’s Rights

NajiMoulayLahsen, the Executive Director of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in North Africa, (CIDH Africa) has confirmed that the recent NGO Forum has passed resolutions on the Kingdom of Eswatini, on the conflict on the Sahel, such as Mali, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

The NGO forum also passed thematic resolutions on migrations and other issues which were all directed to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, to see the reflection of the civil society with best solutions.

Executive Director Lahsen spoke in an interview with the VOD on the outcomes of the just recent concluded NGO forum and in line with the ongoing 75th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s currently in progress at the Sir DawdaKairabaJawara International Conference Center in Bijilo.

“We talked about many issues such as women’s rights, human rights defenders and freedom of expressions, freedom of assembly and association, people with disabilities and corruption in Africa, among other issues in credible manners.

To see how we can solve these issues in relation to human rights. During the interest groups, we came up with recommendations and resolutions that would be directed to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights,” he noted.

He stated that the Forum organized in the Gambia lasted in three days open discussions without taboo, where they discussed on many issues relating to human rights in Africa with an overview of human rights situations in North, East, South and West Africa and the diaspora. He described the forum as a platform where NGO s can express themselves freely without any taboo.

He advanced that the NGO Forum has registered numerous achievements through the support to hundreds of foreign organizations, building the capacities from North, East, West and South of Africa.

“We have a good networking in Africa, we bring our issues to the African Commission, the African Union. We also have network with the Human Rights Council in Geneva also connection with the United Nation. Since the NGO forum represents all other NGOs, it also makes advocacy at the level of African Union, at the level of the African Commission of Human and People’s Rights,” he noted.

Furthermore, he said that are a network of more than 465 NGOs in Northern Africa reporting about the situations of Human Rights in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. Also members of the steering committee of the NGO forum led by the African Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Banjul.

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