In the presence of Ms. Otani Mikiko (Japan), Chairperson of the #UnitedNations Committee on the Rights of the Child #CRC and experts of the Committee, H.E. Ambassador Jihad Madi (Egypt) and Dr. Hind Idrisi (Morocco), the #GenevaInstituteforHumanRights concluded on Friday, 16 September 2022 at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, the work of the advanced regional training course on mechanisms for the protection of the rights of the child in the margins of the 91st session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the discussion of the periodic report of the State of Kuwait.
In his concluding remarks, Nazar Abdelgadir, Executive Director of the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, emphasized the continuation of the Institute's efforts in disseminating a culture of children's rights and international human rights law and developing theoretical knowledge and practical skills for participants while contributing to real change in society's behaviour leading to respect for and protection of the rights of the child. The goal is to also promote their rights by involving them in society and realizing their aspirations and enforce laws and legislation on the ground among their peers and highlight their suffering.
The Executive Director also stressed that the relationship between the Institute and the participants in the regional course should not end and should be strengthened after the end of the session, stressing that the doors of the Geneva Institute for Human Rights would remain open to them to benefit from the Institute's expertise and services in all areas of its human rights work.
Participants in the regional course also emphasized the importance of the training course and the Institute's continued implementation of training courses on children's rights in Geneva and within the Middle East and North Africa region, first: the importance of the topic, and second: the Institute's expertise and experience in the field of human rights. One participant stressed the course's distinctiveness in its rich themes and its contribution to raising participants' awareness of children's rights, the efficiency of trainers and the diverse and interactive training methods used in the management of training sessions.
At the end of the ceremony, certificates of participation in the training course were distributed to all participants.