The Government of Afghanistan will hold a national policy-oriented research conference on human rights in Kabul in December 2008.
The conference, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission and with support of UNESCO, will count on the participation of representatives of governmental institutions dealing with human rights, as well as civil society organizations and academic institutions from various provinces of the country.
During three working days, more than 100 Afghan human rights experts and activists will discuss the challenges of promoting respect for human dignity and justice for all in the context of multicultural society and conflict and post-conflict situations.
The debates will focus on the rights of women, access of girls to education, education on human rights at secondary school level and in higher education institutions. Another important topic of discussion will be devoted to the role of mass media in promoting respect for human rights without any discrimination.
Thus, the conference pursues the aim to promote the principle of universality of human rights which should be applicable to everyone, everywhere and always.
H.E. Mr Mohammad Zahir Aziz
Permanent Delegate of Afghanistan to UNESCO
Tel: + 33 (0)1 45 68 27 72
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