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SIERRA LEONE ENHANCES FOREIGN RELATIONS    To Strengthen Human Rights Mechanism…  Deputy Ambassador Saffa calls for Technical Assistance for UN Member States
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SIERRA LEONE ENHANCES FOREIGN RELATIONS To Strengthen Human Rights Mechanism… Deputy Ambassador Saffa calls for Technical Assistance for UN Member States

SIERRA LEONE ENHANCES FOREIGN RELATIONS To Strengthen Human Rights Mechanism… Deputy Ambassador Saffa calls for Technical Assistance for UN Member States

SIERRA LEONE ENHANCES FOREIGN RELATIONS 

To Strengthen Human Rights Mechanism… Deputy Ambassador Saffa calls for Technical Assistance for UN Member States  

 

By Mohamed Sheriff, Press Attache Switzerland

At the ongoing 47th Session of the Human Rights Council; Deputy Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations Office, His Excellency Samuel U.B. Saffa, Esq.  has called for technical support to UN member states to strengthen human rights mechanisms .

The Ambassador note the emphasis placed by the Office of the High Commissioner in providing timely advice on human rights-based responses to COVID-19 and for offering evidence-based policy options for protecting and promoting human rights in the pandemic recovering process.

"The global health pandemic has laid bare the deep inequalities between and within nations and its disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable", he said.

Deputy Ambassador noted with appreciation the High Commissioner's efforts in prioritizing a consultative approach with States and other stakeholders to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights for all.

His Excellency Samuel U.B. Saffa Esq. appealed to the UN Member States to protect the most vulnerable groups in times of global health emergency by ensuring that the rights of access for all to a safe, timely, effective COVID-19 vaccine.

"We underscore the imperative of international cooperation and solidarity as a vital tool for strengthening our battle against the pandemic and consolidating our efforts to building back better", Ambassador Saffa Esq concluded.

Recently, dozens of UN member States commended Sierra Leone's human rights credentials at the 38th Session of the Working Group Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations Assembly Hall in Geneva, Switzerland.

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