ADDIS-ABABA – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, called on all AU Member States to renew their commitment to the principles enshrined in the Declaration. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In a statement issued on the occasion of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the President of the Commission urged African countries to redouble their efforts "to achieve the goals set and for those of them who have not yet done so, by becoming parties to the relevant African and international human rights instruments. "
The President of the Commission emphasized in this statement that "the commitment of the African Union to the rights and dignity of man must remain firm and unassailable and that the Union must ensure that respect for the rights and dignity of all African citizens shall be ensured without any discrimination ".
"As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard for judging progress, it is the responsibility of the entire community of nations to combat the threats on human rights, including xenophobia, racism, human trafficking, attacks on migrants and climate change, as a sign of their recommitment to the ideals and values set out in the Declaration ", added the President of the Commission.
The President of the Commission, supported the statement, "takes pride in the progress made by the African Union in promoting the continent's human rights agenda".