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Ambassador Oxana Domenti met with Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights

January 29, 2019 GenevaDuring a bilateral meeting with Ambassador Oxana Domenti, Michelle Bachelet High Commissioner for Human Rights welcomed the positive developments in advancing the protection and promotion of human rights in the Republic of Moldova, in particular, the adoption of the third National Human Rights Action Plan and the fact that the People’s Advocate has been awarded A Status, according to the Paris Principles for national human rights institutions.

The officials discussed the cooperation priorities of the Republic of Moldova with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at multilateral and bilateral levels. Speaking about multilateral cooperation, the Moldovan diplomat highlighted the country’s cooperation with the special rapporteurs and other Human Rights Council mandates and expressed the Republic of Moldova's intention to become a member of HRC. At the same time, the ambassador reiterated the government's strong commitment to promoting and protecting human rights and to the effective implementation of the third National Action Plan and the SDGs. In this context, the UN official reiterated the OHCHR commitment to provide expert and technical support throughout the implementation process.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova informed the High Commissioner about the symbolic contribution to the OHCHR budget, which was paid at the end of 2018, for which Michelle Bachelet expressed gratitude and stressed the importance of voluntary contributions as one of the best ways a state can contribute to the promotion of human rights at the global level.

Finally, the interlocutors agreed to step up their cooperation in the context of international Geneva, by organizing joint events, especially during the Human Rights Council sessions.