Five governments behind global initiative to combat torture appeal for support during the opening of 69th session of the General Assembly

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At a high level meeting held on 23rd September 2014 during the high level week of the 69th session of the General Assembly in New York, the Convention against Torture Initiative – a global initiative for the universal ratification and implementation of the UN Convention against Torture – was presented […]

At a high level meeting held on 23rd September 2014 during the high level week of the 69th session of the General Assembly in New York, the Convention against Torture Initiative – a global initiative for the universal ratification and implementation of the UN Convention against Torture – was presented by foreign ministers and other high level representatives from Chile, Denmark, Ghana, Indonesia and Morocco.

No state stands alone in the fight against torture. The message was clear when governments and state representatives were today introduced to the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) at a high level event during the high level week of the General Assembly in New York.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Mr Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela explained that:

Chile, Denmark, Ghana, Indonesia and Morocco encouraged all UN Member States to join the CTI Group of Friends – a platform for States, civil society organizations, UN experts and other relevant stakeholders sharing the vision of the CTI. Norway, Togo and Tunisia announced their membership earlier this month in Geneva, and during today’s meeting Costa Rica, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom announced their intention to also join the Group of Friends






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