UNHRC ratifies Egypt's report on Human rights, praises its efforts

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Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 07:26 GMT

FILE - Human Rights Council, March 11, 2010

FILE - Human Rights Council, March 11, 2010

CAIRO - 12 March 2020: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) ratified on Thursday Egypt's report on human rights, and praised its efforts and positive and quick response to the majority of the Council's recommendations.

The report described the Egyptian cooperation as "constructive and committed to international recommendations and pledges".

HRC report also said that Egypt is one of the most cooperative countries with the UNHRC, as the Egyptian delegation handed five detailed reports on Childhood, the right to housing, enforced disappearance and the economic and social rights.

136 countries handed Egypt number of recommendations; most of it was praising the government's efforts on the human right's regard and asking for more.

Pakistan delegation praised Egypt's efforts to preventing human trafficking, empowering women and protect them from discrimination. Philippine's delegation also praised the social protection network approved by the Egyptian government for women and recommended raising awareness regarding women along with supporting them through providing small and medium-sized companies.

South Korea demanded providing security for civil society organizations. Russia praised the efforts to promote human rights and the progress made since the previous session 2014, in addition to efforts to reduce extreme poverty, achieve sustainable development and provide health care.

Egypt replies to HRC on 372 human rights recommendations

CAIRO - 12 March 2020: Egypt replied to 372 recommendations by the United Nations Human Rights Council during its participation in Geneva-held 43rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) activities. The Egyptian delegation also explained the government's future plan and its included mechanisms to follow up with the recommendations' implementation regarding the human rights situation in Egypt.


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