Africa-Press – Angola. The work carried out by the Ombudsman offices of the countries of the Portuguese Language Community (CPLP) was recognized, this Tuesday, during the International Conference “75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.
The country was represented by the Ombudsman, Florbela Araújo, also president of the CPLP Ombudsman Network, and the national director of human rights, Yanick Bernardo.
Entitled “International Conference 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Visions for CPLP”, the conference took place in a hybrid virtual and in-person format, integrating two panels and a round table, with approaches aimed at cooperation and the future of human rights.
In his intervention, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, stated that “all good governance must place human rights at the center”, ensuring that the UN has been “combating injustices around the world”.
According to a note from the ombudsman’s office, the person responsible said that the current challenges require proactive human rights.
He also highlighted that youth, worldwide, are the segment that has faced the most challenges in terms of injustice and deprivation of such rights, and pointed to linguistic diversity as a “cornerstone for human rights”.
In turn, the Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of Portugal, Ana Mendes, who opened the meeting, congratulated the work of the CPLP ombudsmen, having stated that the Portuguese Government recognizes the cooperation with this institution as “positive”. network.
According to the document, the governor believes that the CPLP Ombudsman Network is closer to reaching a top position “alongside the Global Alliance”, with type A status, increasingly making the “voice of the community” and not sporadically.
Ana Mendes, underlines the note, considered the conference as “another step on the ladder of CPLP’s affirmation” at a global level.