The people's Republic of China, through its Embassy near Monrovia in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights of Liberia, has opened a two-day first national conference on the right to development.
The conference is aimed at assessing progress made in the implementation of the United Nations Universal Declaration on the right to development and articulating challenges and opportunities and providing recommendations to address the challenges outlined at the end of the meeting.
The meeting which was convened at a local hotel in Paynesville, Montserrado County, was jointly organized by the Chinese Embassy and OHCHR.
The outcome of the conference will help in sharpening future engagement on the right to development in Liberia and the West African Sub-region.
The meeting brought together Cllr. T. Dempster Brown, Chairman of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights in Liberia, Mr. Uchenna Emelonye, Representative of the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) in Liberia, diplomatic corps, UN agencies, and international organizations.
Also at the meeting were representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations and the media.