Oman Affirms That Upholding Human Rights Principles Is Cornerstone of Societies’ Growth

Geneva, The Sultanate has affirmed that the principle of spreading the culture of human rights is accorded great attention by His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, who considers the human being as the very essence of the political process.

This was stated at the United Nations (UN) high-level virtual session marking the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training.

The Sultanate’s speech was delivered by Idris Abdulrahman Al Khanjari, the Sultanate’s Permanent Representative at the UN. He said that His Majesty the Sultan has pledged to spread and protect the culture of tolerance and dialogue.

“His Majesty the Sultan encouraged initiatives that conform with the national plans aimed at realizing a decent life that guarantees the rights of citizens, as well as residents, in the Sultanate,” said Al Khanjari.

He added that the Sultanate accords importance to society’s awareness about the significance of human rights. He furthered that “Education in the field of human rights plays a vital role in bringing about positive change in the life of individuals and empowers them in all respects”.

Al Khanjari explained that the Sultanate has portrayed—in records of international organizations a positive image of respect for human rights, thereby earning accolades from those organizations.

“From this podium, I would like to reiterate the Sultanate’s sincere desire to enhance human rights, which are secured by the Basic Law of the State. Oman will adapt national legislation with the essential principles of international agreements and translate this into ground reality,” Al Khanjari stressed.

Source: Oman News Agency