Morocco and Switzerland submit report on strengthening of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Morocco and Switzerland submit report on strengthening of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

United Nations (New York) – The Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale, and the Ambassador of Switzerland, Pascale Baeriswyl, have just submitted to the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the report of their co-facilitation of the process of strengthening the Human Rights Treaty Bodies.

In the transmissive letter of the report to the President of the General Assembly, Ambassadors Hilale and Beariswyl stressed that they reflected all the views expressed during the consultation process they conducted, both in New York and in Geneva. In this context, they noted that the principles of inclusiveness and transparency have permeated this process.

In their conclusions and recommendations, Ambassadors Hilale and Beariswyl indicated that a follow-up process is necessary to achieve the objective of strengthening and improving the functioning of the human rights treaty body system, with the ‘final objective of achieving a consensual result.

The submission of this report comes after the closing meeting of this process that Ambassadors Hilale and Beariswyl co-chaired, last Friday, during which they presented the outline of the said document.

During this meeting, the President of the General Assembly praised the way in which Morocco and Switzerland have managed this process, congratulating the two ambassadors for the efforts made and the transparency and inclusiveness that characterized the process. All the speakers during this meeting praised the leadership and commitment of Morocco and Switzerland during this process.

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This report represents the culmination of six months of work of reflection, analysis and consultations on ways and means of strengthening the human rights treaty bodies, which represent one of the pillars of the UN system of promotion and protection. human rights. It also embodies fruitful collaboration and close cooperation between Moroccan and Swiss diplomacy on a file of great importance for the United Nations.

Last modification: September 15, 2020

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