Abu Saeda Meets the Secretary General of the United Nations and Calls for Enhancing Democracy, Establishing the Rule of the Law and Achieving Social Justice

March 21st, 2011 by Editor

Ban Ki Mon, the Secretary General of the UN has met with a delegation of the representatives of civil society on Monday 21/3/2011. The delegation included Mr. Hafez Abu Saeda, the Chairman of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), Dr. Essam Al Erian, an ex-parliament member and a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ms. Nihad Abu Al Qumsan, the Chairperson of the Egyptian Council for Women Rights (ECWR), Dr. Azza Kamel, the president of ACT center and Ms. Amany Qandil, the executive director of the Arab Network of Civil Organizations.

On his part, Mr. Hafez Abu Saeda, the Chairman of the EOHR emphasized the importance of the UN support for the Egyptian Revolution and the civil society organizations to build a new real democracy through the exchange of experiences between Egypt and democratic countries in order to transfer the learned experiences to enhance human rights, establish the rule of the law in the country and develop electoral systems. He also stressed the importance of the Egyptian government’s compliance with the recommendations of the Human Rights Council regarding human rights and democracy.

Abu Saeda also pointed out how important it is for the UN to study the possibility of waiving the Egyptian debt represented in loans and their interests according to the policies followed in the creditor countries to elevate this burden from the budget of the state in order to rebuild the Egyptian economy and to provide more job opportunities. This is also to achieve social justice which is considered one of the gains of the revolution emphasizing that the lack of this justice is a threat to the revolution.

On his side, the UN Secretary General emphasized that the Egyptian revolution will remain a distinctive landmark in human history due to the role and importance of Egypt in the Arab region in particular and the world in general. He also described the revolution as a “peaceful revolution” as it took place without using violence and led to many gains for the Egyptian people.

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