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UAE’s ‘Union for Human Rights Association’ officially registered as a public benefit association

sara patel



UAE's 'Union for Human Rights Association' officially registered as a public benefit association

The Ministry of Community Development of the UAE has decided to declare and officially register the ‘Union for Human Rights Association’ as a public benefit association. It’ll have its headquarters in the capital Abu Dhabi, but cover the whole of the Emirates.

Comprising 16 specialised human rights experts, the association seeks to promote respect for civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental human rights for everyone in society, according to the official Emirates News Agency.

The association aims to provide advice and opinions on national reports submitted by the state to international human rights organisations, and also support the UAE’s understanding of human rights to enable it to cooperate with global organisations.

The Union for Human Rights Association is expected to promote a culture of human rights awareness in society and organise programmes and other events related to the subject. It also aims to prepare and publish studies related to human rights, besides data and reports.

Bringing culture of inclusion, peace, solidarity, tolerance

The Emirates’ focus on peaceful co-existence across the globe is immensely prominent. President Sheikh Mohamed took to Twitter on the International Day of Human Fraternity on February 4 to highlight the importance of solidarity and understanding.

The Day takes into consideration the notable efforts of the UAE to encourage the values of tolerance, coexistence and peace. The Gulf state is renowned regionally and globally for its efforts to find peaceful solutions to raging conflicts.

In 2020, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution and every fourth day of February from 2021 started being called the International Day of Human Fraternity. The resolution promotes intercultural and interreligious dialogue.

In addition, the resolution also encourages all UNGA member states to focus on a culture of inclusion, peace, solidarity and tolerance. In today’s tough times, the global community – perhaps more than ever before – needs to work together for a better future.

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