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Bahrain outlines HRC candidacy 2019-2021

Geneva, The Assistant Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabur al-Doseri, attended the reception hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations Office at Geneva in partnership with the candidate countries for the membership of the Human Rights Council for the period 2019-2021 for the Asia-Pacific Group, namely India, Fiji, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.

The reception was held at the at the Palais des Nations, to reviewing the Kingdom's record and achievements in the field of progressive human rights and its voluntary pledges to continue the reform approach at all levels, as well as to present the visions and objectives the Kingdom intends to achieve as a member of the Human Rights Council for this period.

Speaking on behalf of the Permanent Mission to Geneva, the Deputy Permanent Representative, Counselor HussainMakhlooq, affirmed that the candidacy of the Kingdom of Bahrain for the membership of the Human Rights Council reflects the unequivocally accumulated crucial human rights achievements by the Kingdom of Bahrain at the national and international levels, in line with the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, as evidenced by the establishment of The King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Co-Existence, in addition to the inauguration of the Princess Sabeeka Global Award for Women's Empowerment as well as the inauguration of the National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and the Flexible Work Permit for foreign workers (Flexi Permit).

In the same context, it was noted that the membership of the Human Rights Council would enable the Kingdom of Bahrain to redouble its efforts to protect and promote human rights at the national and international levels and would undoubtedly contribute, along with the new memberships in the Council, to create a qualitative addition to the work of the Human Rights Council.

The joint reception was attended by a number of distinguished Ambassadors, Permanent Representatives and a number of members of diplomatic missions to the United Nations in Geneva. (MOFA)

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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