Angola takes concrete steps in politics

Luanda – During the 15 years of peace, Angola has taken concrete steps in the political life, mainly in the preservation of the citizens’ fundamental rights, duties and guarantees.

This is was said on Thursday by the Secretary of State for Human Rights, Antonio Bento Bembe, at the opening of the public debate on the report of the Angolan State that will be presented to the UN Human Rights Committee on civil and political rights for the period 2013-2017.

Bento Bembe reaffirmed the commitment of the Angolan State with a view to achieving and progressively improving the exercise of the fundamental freedoms and guarantees of citizens.

He underlined that this action is carried out through concrete programmes, in particular with the adoption of legislative and programme instruments, in order to create an environment conducive to implementation.

“Thanks to the growing environment of stability and democratic normalization, Angola has periodically presented its international reports, adopted a policy of greater proximity to national and international partners in the preparation of these reports, preceded by public consultations and debates for the collection of opinions and content confrontation”, said the official.

The one-day event discussed issues related to the situation of human, civil and political rights in Angola, the vision of public institutions and organizations of the civil society.

The debate aimed to strengthen the technical capacity of institutions working on the promotion and protection of human rights, particularly in gathering information for the preparation of the State Report.

Promoting mechanisms to defend civil and political rights, disseminating and analyzing the recommendations of the Human Rights Committee, strengthening the technical capacities of members of civil society were also discussed in the meeting.

Source: Angola Press News Agency