Agreements Between States To Work Together On Common Issues

Agreements Between States To Work Together On Common Issues

A firm commitment to gender equality is a fundamental human right and is essential to accelerate development, he said, also warning the Assembly that the rise of nationalism and intolerance continues to undermine human rights and fundamental freedoms. Member States should not hesitate to use the legal, economic and political instruments at their disposal to remedy human rights violations. “It is our duty to support and protect human rights defenders,” he said, also calling for increased protection of media freedom. He noted that the Human Rights Council provides a platform for large and small States to defend oppressed or silenced populations and deplored the fact that some States with poor human rights records systematically undermine the integrity of that body.

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