Within the membership of BWA in the Board of Directors of the non-governmental organizations with consultative status at the United Nations (Congo), the representative of BWA Ms. Meena Kadhimi participated at the preparatory meeting of the Steering Committee facilitating the establishment and launch of the Regional Committee of Asia-Pacific of CoNGO on 18-19 May 2012 in Bangkok capital of Thailand in coordination with Siam University , which was to convene the meeting. During the first day of the meeting Mr. Minar Pimple the Regional Director on the UN Millennium Campaign for Asia-Pacific Region presented and reviewed the most important developments in the region to achieve the eight MDG’s and how the international institutions are keen to follow up the implementations of the recommendations. He noted that the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has established a supreme committee to discuss the development goals beyond the MDG’s in 2015 to develop a strategy for the next stage which is to be discussed at the summit in 2013 and announced in 2015. The committee comprises of selective personalities with expertise in development affairs, for example, the Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, and includes ten experts from Asia-Pacific region of the total fifty members of the Committee. It is likely to adopt goals for human rights, human development and human security as well as other objectives that should be announced at a later stage. The Steering Committee adopted the information provided by Mr. Minar in determining the overall framework of the first General Meeting , which will be held in the first quarter of the year 2013 to officially launch RCAP in the presence of the concerned organizations with consultative status with the United Nations or NGO’s that seek to get them, where the whole Committee members emphasized the involvement of all active organizations in the region at the national level and find challenges to communicate or participate in the special events of the United Nations, which deprive them of getting the opportunity to deliver their voice like organizations in other regions of the world. BWA through its membership in CoNGO aims to open the way for organizations in the Arab and Gulf region to participate actively in the bodies and organizations of the United Nations agencies operating in the field of Human Development.
Intervention of President of Bahrain Women Association in the meeting of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights