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Saudi, UN rights bodies discuss strengthening ties

Thu, 2021-06-24 00:16

RIYADH: The Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) held a meeting to further ongoing partnership between the two organizations.
HRC President Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad received at the commission’s headquarters in Riyadh a delegation led by Mohammed Ali Al-Nsour, chief of the Middle East and North Africa section at the OHCHR.
Al-Awwad briefed the UN delegation on the most prominent reforms and developments in the field of human rights in Saudi Arabia.
The HRC and OHCHR have been institutional partners since signing a memorandum of understanding in Geneva in 2014.
They have jointly trained some 4,500 human rights specialists, lawyers, government officials and law enforcement officers in Saudi Arabia. 

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