Angola: UN wants human rights cooperation reinforced

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Luanda, 01/09 - The United Nations intends to have cooperation with the Angolan Government on human rights reinforced in this decisive stage of the country's peace process.
This was said by the head of the human rights division of the UN-Angola Mission, Anders Peterson, who added that this matter will be discussed during the three-day visit by the high commissioner for refugees to Angola on January 15.

The UN considers that the human rights situation in Angola has improved significantly, thence the wish to have them reinforced and strengthen the cooperation with the national institutions versed with training on the matter.

The Republic General Attorneyship, the Justice Ministry, the Angolan Armed Forces and the National Police are the main human rights issues partners.

According to the source, during his visit, the UN high commissioner, Brazilian Sérgio Vieira de Melo, will travel to the northern Malange province, within the framework of the strengthening and upgrading of human rights institutions. (Source: ANGOP )