13 December 2012

Angola: Human Rights in National Agenda

Luanda — The ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of Persons with Disabilities, action for institutional reinforcement, launching of discussions on good governance, transparency, among other topics of social, political and economic interest of the world, were remarkable achievements in promoting respect for human rights in Angola in the year about to end.

This was said by the State Secretary for Human Rights, António Bento Bembe.

Assessing the engagement of the sector, Bento Bembe said that this is part of the most comprehensive strategy of the Angolan government, aimed at meeting the international demands, with the emphasis on the application of conventions that the country has signed.

He said that the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities and the consequent creation of an Inter-ministerial Commission to monitor its application in the national agenda of human rights issues.

So, the official said last April, Angola defended its Report on Human Rights in the African Union and at the end of the session, the country was recognised for the efforts it undertakes in ensuring the implementation of the provisions.

The State secretary for human rights also pointed out that since 2011 Angola began to mark the International Day of Human Rights, enshrined in the date of approval by the UN General Assembly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948.

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