Byambadorj Jamsran, Chief Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia and Altangerel Choijoo, Director of Secretariat have attended the Annual Conference of GANHRI in Geneva, Switzerland on March 5-6, 2019. The Annual Knowledge Exchange meeting will be an opportunity to take stock of how NHRIs in all regions are making an impact in addressing women’s and girls’ human rights and promoting gender equality by applying their unique mandate and functions. The second theme of the Annual Conference was “Ensuring human rights-based and gender-responsive implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration: The role of National Human Rights Institutions”.
The GANHRI Bureau as well as regional networks of NHRIs including Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and America, have held their respective meetings and attended Annual Conference on conducting accreditation, financial and other assessments and reports as activities specified in the charter of its institution, and holding elections, which are on a regular basis.
The NHRCM had elected as the Bureau Member of GANHRI since August 2015, which is the highest decision-making body with a view to promoting the implementation of international human rights norms and standards at the national level. Therefore, through this Annual Conference, the NHRCM has transferred its mandate to the subsequent institution representing Asia Pacific. During the Annual Conference, the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions presented an independent evaluation report and made recommendations.
At the first day of the Annual Conference, Byambadorj Jamsran, Chief Commissioner of NHRCM, noted that the activities of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions has become more broadened by taking the examples of the initiatives and cooperation of the Central Asian countries such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.
According to his proposal, the participants have discussed about an alignment of the activities of NHRIs and ombudsmen in Central Asian countries with the Paris Principles, accreditation assessment and promotion through professional and methodological support, initiative and implementation on regional sub-centers and networks as geographic and language criteria, and inclusiveness of the evaluation in the implementation planning.