Fiji’s Permanent Representative in Geneva talks with the High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Fijian Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, met with the High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet yesterday.
They discussed Fiji’s priorities in the Human Rights Council, their shared interest in and commitment for, the integration of human rights in climate action, the need for a national strategy on sexual and gender based violence, the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Torture in Fiji, and challenges in treaty body reporting for small island developing states. The High Commissioner commended Fiji for its recent ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and said she looked forward to hearing the perspectives of small island developing states in the Human Rights Council.
Ambassador Khan congratulated the High Commissioner on her appointment and said that she looked forward to a close working relationship between Fiji and the Office of the High Commissioner in the future.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs