Ambassador Dalil, meets the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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On 08 January 2016, H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva met Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights in his office at Palais Wilson in Geneva.
Ambassador Dalil, while applauding the work of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights stated that despite numerous challenges, the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has prioritized the goal of strengthening the democratic institutions and stands committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of its citizens in particular women and children. This commitment is evident in the number of recommendations the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan accepted in the 2nd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review. Ambassador Dalil added that Afghanistan presented its report on the general situation of human rights in January 2014, and since then, the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan had not spared any effort to implement the UPR recommendations. Very importantly, there is a strong political commitment from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to promote and protect the human rights of its citizens.
Furthermore, Ambassador Dalil acknowledged the UPR Trust Fund and added that Afghanistan Ministry of Justice with the support of UNDP established the Human Rights Support Unit. The Unit has the responsibility to review and update on the implement the recommendations received in the 2nd cycle of the UPR.
Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Human Rights thanked Ambassador Dalil for her visit and recognizing the work of the United Nations in Afghanistan. He mentioned that since his appointment as High Commissioner for Human Rights it is his first meeting with a high level representative from Afghanistan. High Commissioner further added that we are pleased to have a strong presence in Afghanistan. We applaud the positive steps already taken for the improvement of the human rights in the country and we continue to support all the efforts to protect civilian causalities and ensure accountability.
Ambassador Dalil while thanking the High Commissioner for the meeting assured him that the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its Permanent Mission in Geneva will continue to give high priority to human rights and other mechanisms for the promotions and protection of human rights in Afghanistan.
Ambassador Suraya Dalil meets Ms. Elisabeth Laurin, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in her office.
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On 22nd December 2015, H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva met H.E Ms. Elisabeth Laurin, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in her office.
At the commencement, Ambassador Dalil congratulated the French Ambassador on the successful completion of the UN climate change conference held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015 and the importance of agreement reached on climates. Ambassador Dalil acknowledged the notable contribution of France in the area of humanitarian assistance and development in Afghanistan. France’s contribution in health care, with the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) an example of that, education, cultural programs and others are acknowledged.
Ambassador Laurin who started her current assignment in September 2015 while thanking Ambassador Dalil for her courtesy visit, congratulated her for Afghanistan accession to WTO. Speaking about her visit to Afghanistan before the 2014 Presidential elections, she valued efforts undertaken by the Government of Afghanistan in the area of mother and child health and women empowerment. She likewise talked about the issue of security and Afghan refugees. Ambassador Dalil said that the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has placed the issue of refugees and their dignified repatriation back to Afghanistan as a top priority with strong commitment to the country’s economic development and job opportunities for those who return back to Afghanistan. In regards to women political and social development in Afghanistan, Ambassador Dalil stated that, the constitution Afghanistan grants equal right to both men and women and the constitution is a historical success for the Afghan women, and women are now part of different political, social and economical domains.
Both Ambassadors expressed their willingness coordinate in all UN related mechanisms and other International organizations in Geneva.