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Omurbekova, OHCHR Head Michelle Bachelet discuss achievement of gender equality

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by October 31, 2019 Politics

Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Prime Minister Altynai Omurbekova, who is in Geneva (the Swiss Confederation) for working visit, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the Government’s press service reported.

During the meeting, the sides discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Omurbekova informed High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet of her participation as co-chair of the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting to review progress and assess challenges, affecting the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls worldwide.

She told Michelle Bachelet about the consistent work of the Government to implement the commitments under the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as about the Government’s efforts to develop and implement gender legislation, aimed at promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the country.

Thanks to the well-coordinated work of the state and civil society, the Kyrgyz Republic became the first state in the world to end the problem of stateless persons. At the same time, I would like to emphasize the Kyrgyz Government highly appreciates the activities of OHCHR in the country in the field of implementation of various programs and projects within the mandate of the organization, she stressed.

The High Commissioner, for her part, commended the Kyrgyz side for its efforts in the promotion and protection of human rights, in particular, expressed appreciation in ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well asfor the level of bilateral cooperation between the parties.

Bachelet expressed her gratitude to Omurbekova for the productive meeting and confirmed her readiness to continue cooperation in order to resolve the issues facing the country.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, commonly known as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is a department of the Secretariat of the United Nations that works to promote and protect the human rights that are guaranteed under international law and stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.

The office was established by the UN General Assembly on Dec.20, 1993 in the wake of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

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