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CNDH elected member of GANHRI Bureau and other NANHRI bodies

The National Human Rights Council (CNDH) was elected to the office of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) representing the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) on Tuesday 2 November 2021, at the NANHRI General Assembly.

In the same context, the CNDH was re-elected member of the Sub-Committee of Accreditation (SCA) of GANHRI as representative of the NANHRI. It was also reelected member of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights (GTBHR) alongside NHRIs of Malawi and Cameroon.

Furthermore, the CNDH was re-elected President of the Working Group on Migration and elected as Steering Committee member representing the northern sub-region beside National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) of Ghana, Rwanda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, DRC, Togo, Kenya and Egypt.

Following the proposals of Ms. Amina Bouayach, CNDH Chairperson, the General Assembly established a Working Group on the Right of the Child. The CNDH was elected as a member of this WG.

Besides the election of NANHRI’s bodies, the General Assembly discussed the strategic planning of NANHRI for the period 2022-2025 and addressed the Working Group on Migration achievement for 2020.

This event was also distinguished by the election of the NHRI of Zimbabwe as President of NANHRI.

On the sidelines of the NANHRI General Assembly, Ms. Bouayach took part in an online interactive dialogue with Ms. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on good practices conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This interactive dialogue was organized on 4 November 2021 with the participation of five other African NHRIs.

In addition, the CNDH participated in the NHRIs Symposium on the Role of NHRIs in Bridging the Accountability Gap in the Climate Emergency. This event was held on 5 November 2021, on the sidelines of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). At this symposium, Ms. Amina Bouayach welcomed the UN Resolution recognizing for the first time the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right. She stated that the draft resolution, proposed by five countries, including Morocco, consolidates the efforts made by several actors, including NHRIs.