NHRC's two day regional workshop for Northern India on 'Good Governance, Development and Human Rights' at Chandigarh from 28th -29th April, 2017 (27.04.2017)

CURTAIN RAISER:
New Delhi, 27th April, 2017

The National Human Rights Commission is organizing a two day regional workshop for Northern India on 'Good Governance, Development and Human Rights' in collaboration with the Union Territory of Chandigarh at Chandigarh Judicial Academy on the 28th -29th April, 2017 with the participating States of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The Workshop, under the Chairmanship of Justice Shri H.L. Dattu, Hon'ble Chairperson, NHRC, will start at 10:00 a.m. and conclude by 04:00 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. on both days. Hon'ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT of Chandigarh Shri V.P. Singh Badnore is the Chief Guest of the Workshop.


The participants of the Workshop will be Senior Govt. Officers such as DGs/IGs, DMs, SDMs, SSPs, Senior State Officers, Welfare Officers, Labour Officers, SHRC and representatives from NGOs/Civil Society, Academicians and Research Scholars from Universities and Block/Panchayat Officers from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.


The objective of the workshop is to raise awareness amongst all stakeholders about the importance of good governance in relation to human rights and development. This is a platform to discuss effective examples of governance practices that have had an impact on the promotion of human rights and to draw lessons from them with focus on essential elements of good governance including promotion of rule of law, strengthening services delivery and government institutions, participation and combating corruption in the public and private sectors to identify further issues & challenges and share best practices of good governance and development as well as to put forth a vision for the road ahead. Apart from these, the workshop also seeks to address capacity building programmes and to identify the gaps that need to be bridged.


The Commission strives to promote not only human rights but good governance as well. With this regional workshop the Commission aims to solidify the ground for the furtherance of human rights awareness and attainment of good governance.

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