The Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and International Cooperation Erika Mouynes, the Director of International Organizations and Conferences, Carmen Ávila and the Head of Social Development and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal Falcón presented today the III Report of the Republic of Panama under the Mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council before representatives of civil society.
The objective of this Mechanism is to improve the human rights situation of all countries and address their violations wherever they occur. “Panama has ratified numerous international instruments on this issue, but if we remain alone with this and do not focus on effective implementation and inform the international community about the actions carried out, we will be left behind,” Vice Minister Mouynes said in his speech.
In that perspective, he emphasized the importance of civil society participation in the preparation, submission and submission of reports to the human rights treaty monitoring bodies, so that each document has its considerations and recommendations for the strengthening of the institutionality of the country.
It should be noted that, the preparation of the report is the result of months of work of the National Human Rights Commission in the area of information gathering, updating and linking with the objectives set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; which will be sent to the Permanent Mission of Panama to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland to be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council.