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Panama: Commitment to Human Rights

Posted on 2018-09-12

The Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation, María Luisa Navarro, will carry out an official mission in Geneva, Switzerland, with the purpose of participating in the Thirty-seventh Session of the Human Rights Council to be held in Geneva, Switzerland. In this meeting, the Vice Minister Navarro will reiterate the commitment of Panama in the defense, protection and promotion of human rights as one of the pillars of the country's foreign policy.

Within the framework of its participation in the Sessions, the Panamanian delegation will analyze the actions of the country as a member of the Human Rights Council in the last three years, since on December 31, 2018, the period for which it was elected in October ends. of 2015 and that started on January 1, 2016.

In order to publicize the actions of Panama in the field of human rights and promote greater representation of the country among the Member States of the Optional Protocol for the Prevention of Torture, the Vice Minister Navarro will meet with representatives of the Permanent Missions of: Group of Latin American and Caribbean countries (GRULAC), the African Union, Asia, the European Union and Oceania

He also plans to meet with the Ambassador of Norway, bearing in mind that Panama has supported and co-sponsored the draft resolutions submitted by that country against torture.

The following are part of the delegation: the Vice Minister Navarro; the Ambassador appointed at the Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations in Geneva, Aida Clement, the Advisor to the Vice Ministry of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation, Alejandro Mendoza; and the International Human Rights Analyst of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ricardo Pichel.

Source: AN Panama

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