MOFA, CCPR jointly organize awareness raising workshop on International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

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Awareness raising workshop on ICCPR jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights based in Geneva held in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: MNA

The awareness raising workshop on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights based in Geneva, is being held in Nay Pyi Taw from 5 to 6 June 2019. Director-General U Chan Aye, International Organizations and Economic Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered opening remarks at the workshop.
A total of fifty participants including the members of Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, officials and scholars from the Union Supreme Court, Union Election Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Border Affairs, Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor, Ministry of Information, Ministry of the Office of the Union Government, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, Union Attorney General’s Office, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies are attending the workshop.
By signing ICCPR, which is regarded by the international community as an international covenant supporting the strong democratic nation, Myanmar will be able to show its political will to protect and promote human rights. The workshop is being held with an aim to have better understanding of the ICCPR and to explore the challenges in the implementation in its systematic manner.—MNA

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