Human Rights National Action Plan District Coordinating Committee Formed
A 25-member District Level Human Rights National Action Plan District Coordination Committee was under the coordination of Kali Bahadur Khatri, Chief, District Coordination Committee, Jajarkot.
Fifth National Action Plan District Coordinating Committee on Human Rights was formed with the coordination of the INSEC Jajarkot project and the District Coordinating Committee Jajarkot during a meeting in the District Coordinating Committee hall on June 5, 2023.
The Fifth National Action Plan (2020/2021-2024/2025) on Human Rights issued by the Government of Nepal District Level Human Rights National Action Plan District Coordinating Committee has been established as stipulated in rule 4.2.3.
Rajendra Bikram Shah, Coordinator of Human Rights Protection Network, Jajarkot, during the formation of District Level Human Rights Treaty Fifth National Action Plan Committee, informed that the action plan includes the right to education, health, food, housing, labor, employment and social security, child rights, social justice, drinking water and sanitation, protection of marginalized groups, empowerment, environment, and sustainable development. It has also covered the subject areas of cultural rights, legal reform and administration of justice, detention and prison reform, transitional justice, national and UN agency recommendations, human rights education, and institutional strengthening.
Shah requested to prepare a status report on the implementation of the human rights action plan from the local level and send it to the Federal Coordination Committee through the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.
Dinesh Kumar Shrestha, INSEC District Representative said that there is a monitoring mechanism from the center to the local level for the implementation of the fifth national action plan on human rights and that there is an arrangement to include three jurisdiction workers including women.
Shrestha said the action plan covers 17 topics including education, health, food, housing, labor, employment, child rights and justice, social justice, economic, social and cultural rights, legal reform and justice administration, detention and prison reform, transitional justice, and human rights education.
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Mayor, of Bheri Municipality said that the local level should be able to ensure the guarantee of human rights. He emphasized the local government should implement the necessary strategies along with a human rights-friendly budget and physical structure since human rights are connected to all matters from development. he assured that the local government will do everything possible to implement human rights in practice. He emphasized being human rights friendly as human rights are part of our lives from birth to death.
Kali Bahadur Khatri pointed out some problems in the implementation of the law and told that where the District Coordination Committee itself should take the lead in this matter, the committee was formed only after the initiation of INSEC’s information and discussion session. He also ensured the committee will do the necessary work.
Similarly, A three-member annual action plan preparation sub-committee has also been formed under the coordination of Chitra Prashad Sharma to include the issue of human rights by making The Fifth National Action Plan (2020/2021-2024/2025) on Human Rights an annual action plan.
Dinesh Kumar Shrestha
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