Sunday, 3 March 2013

Link rights, development progress: Moza

QNA

: Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Geneva urged linking objectives in the field of human rights with development goals, saying that it will bring clarity to human rights definitions. The link will also help to achieve progress in human rights more measurable, she said.

HH Sheikha Moza uttered these while participating in the Human Rights Council High-Veil on human rights Mainstreaming in the UN headquarters in Geneva on Saturday.

"It will allow us to measure the impact of the right of every child to education, to measure the economic and social benefits of realizing that right. It will help us to assess the damage to a society when that right is taken away by conflict, disaster or even prejudices, "said HH Sheikha Moza.

The high level panel meeting was held with particular attention to the right to education, on the sidelines of the 22nd ordinary session of the Human Rights Council, which is currently in the meeting of the UN headquarters in Geneva, in the presence of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Addressing the Panel, expressed HH Sheikha Moza fun to participate in the Panel to the case for the role of the right to education in development. HH Sheikha Moza pointed out that the challenge of achieving global agreement on a vision for a sustainable future is great, but so is the extent of the problems that plague the world today.

"Our discussion can make a valuable contribution to the process. We are not starting from scratch. The millennium development goals (MDGs) are still an unfinished business and we have to complete them, "said HH Sheikha Moza, adding," We need to build on their simplicity, on their measurability. We have to use them as a platform on the way to real sustainable ".

HH Sheikha Moza stresses that Mdgs feasible, equal and universal, to be created by the principles of human rights clearly visible in them.

These people are a credible and deterrent to offenders rights respected, she said.

HH Sheikha Moza stresses that strengthening the dimension of human rights in the development goals is the best way to ensure that these objectives will be also workable.

An accountability mechanism, similar to the universal periodic review, would reduce the scope for violations, by review of the international community-not only about a country human rights, but also its commitment to human development for all.

Anchoring of the principle of universality in this way, would help eliminate discrimination in access to education, and to ensure that all groups in society are achieved.

"That is why it is so important that we now this principle of universality in the universal periodic review," said HH Sheikha Moza.

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