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National Human Rights Commission of Korea attends the GANHRI Annual Meeting
Doohwan Song, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), attended the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institution (GANHRI) 2023 Annual Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 14-16 March 2023, as a Chairperson of the APF. The GANHRI Annual Meeting consists of Regional Network Meetings, Bureau Meeting, General Assembly, Knowledge Exchange Meeting and the Annual Conference. This was the first face-to-face meeting in three years since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The GANHRI Annual Meeting, themed on the 30th anniversary of the Paris Principles and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reviewed the progress made by national human rights institutions(NHRIs) and explored the way forward; considered amendments to the GANHRI Statutes to strengthen the accreditation process for NHRIs; and discussed the GANHRI Five-Year Work Plan to strengthen the capacity of NHRIs.
Chairperson Song, as the Chair of the APF, represented Asia-Pacific region at the GANHRI Annual Meeting was fully supported by the APF members by actively presenting views of the region at all agenda.