PSP: Human Rights Workshop in Puntland

A photo from the workshop in Puntland. Credit: UN Photo.

A photo from the workshop in Puntland. Credit: UN Photo.

In mid-October, UNDP’s Parliamentary Support Project conducted a Human Rights training workshop for 36 participants (including 8 women) from Puntland’s Parliamentary members, secretary staff, officials from Ministry of Constitution Democratisation and Federal Affairs and representatives from Puntland Human Rights Committee.

The training was facilitated by UNSOM, and officially opened by speaker of the House of Representatives and Franco Sanchez, UNDP’s Programme Manager for Governance and Rule of Law.
The participatory training introduced the perspective of Islam in Human Rights protection and expanded on the role of the Parliament in promoting and protecting human rights in Puntland.

Speaking on behalf of the participants, the chairperson of Puntland’s Human Rights Committee expressed satisfaction with the training, noting that participants were very interested in the issues, and requested for more capacity building activities.

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With support from the EU, the UK, Norway, and Sweden, UNDP's and UNSOM's integrated Parliamentary Support Project (PSP) provides support to the NFP, and the Parliaments of Puntland and Somaliland in order to capacitate them to operate as inclusive, transparent and effec-tive law-making, oversight and representative bodies.