An Egyptian delegation made up of representatives of three nongovernmental organisations is set to participate in the 43rd session of the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which is being held in Geneva, to respond to the recommendations adopted by the UNHRC concerning human rights conditions in Egypt.
The delegation is comprised of Said Abdel Hafez, head of Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue, Aida Nour El-deen, head of woman association, and Rabha Fathi, head of Egyptian Jurists Association.
The delegation is expected to meet a number of special UN Rapporteurs, international institutions and official missions, in addition to holding many meetings that aim to discus human rights conditions.
Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights Ahmed Ihab Gamal El-Din, the representative of the Egyptian delegation, delivered on 24 February Egypt's statement before the high-level segment of the 43rd Session UNHRC.
He highlighted Egypt’s efforts in advancing rights and raising the council's attention to a number of issues including the violations against the Palestinian people.
Ambassador Gamal El-Din asserted that Egypt considers human rights an integral part of its comprehensive development strategy, and that the state and all its institutions abide by the constitution and the rule of the law.