Oman participates in International Conference on Climate Change, Human Rights in Doha

Doha: The “Oman Human Rights Commission” participated with a delegation headed by the Honorable Sheikh Abdullah bin Shuwain Al Hosni, Chairman of the Commission, in the international conference on “Climate Changes and Human Rights” organized by the National Human Rights Commission in the sisterly State of Qatar in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. and the United Nations Development Programme, the League of Arab States, and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions.

More than 300 representatives of countries, international organizations, think tanks, universities, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and international experts participated in the conference, in order to discuss climate change issues from a human rights perspective, and to develop concrete recommendations for rights-based climate action for the benefit of all.

The conference aimed to emphasize the importance of rights-based climate action, highlight good practices relevant to the State of Qatar and other actors and partners including governments, the United Nations, civil society organizations and companies, and develop recommendations to enhance cooperation to support rights-based climate action worldwide. particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The conference recommended that states and stakeholders work together to ensure that human rights law, principles and standards are the cornerstone of governments’ efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change to reduce losses and damages, and to integrate human rights, including the right to a clean environment. Healthy and sustainable, in the climate negotiation outcomes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, promoting environmental justice in particular for affected people and groups, and supporting rights-holders and duty-bearers to uphold the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

The recommendations of the conference stressed the importance of strengthening international cooperation, supporting technology transfer, and building capacities in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. and supporting improved access to climate finance, ensuring the free, meaningful, and effective participation of all people, integrating women’s rights and gender equality into climate action, and monitoring the impacts of climate change on human rights.

Dr. Hammoud bin Ahmed Al Yahyai, ​​member of the committee, Labibah bint Muhammad Al Mawalia, member of the committee, Salem bin Saif Al Shuaili, director of the office of the committee chairman, treasury bint Muslim Al Rahbia, director of the committee affairs office and subcommittees, and Maryam bint Muhammad Al Balushi, director of the quality and planning department, participated in the committee delegation. and Salem bin Khalfan Al-Rushdi, head of the media department at the Omani Commission for Human Rights.

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