Training Workshop on the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council in Caracas concludes successfully
The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ratified their willingness to cooperate in this area, during the First Training Workshop on Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council which was successfully developed this Monday and Tuesday in Caracas.
With the support of the Office, the training process started with the objective of strengthening the capacities of the Venezuelan State’s institutions to respond in a timely manner to the requests and requirements of rapporteurs, independent experts and other holders of special procedures of the United Nations body.
Throughout two days, the workshop was aimed at representatives of different institutions of the Venezuelan State, including the Public Ministry, Supreme Court of Justice, Ombudsman, Public Defense, People’s Power Ministry for Defense, People’s Popular Ministry for Foreign Relations and National Human Rights Council.
Since last January, Venezuela occupies a third position in the UN Human Rights Council as a member state; and at the end of February, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, valued “positively the access and collaboration maintained” with the Venezuelan government.
The special procedures of the Human Rights Council are mandates to present reports and advise on human rights executed by independent experts in the field, from a thematic perspective or in relation to a specific country.
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