National Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development NCHRDD
The National Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development (NOD) was licensed by Decree Number 130 for 1999 on September 13th, 1999 by the Minister of Culture, as a non-profit and independent organization. NOD aims to promote studies, research, and other activates in the area of democracy and human rights in various cultural, political and economic fields.
NCHRDD seeks to spread cultural of democracy and human rights and to raise the awareness of the importance of democracy and human rights. It works to strengthen and enhance these principles by working alongside the public and the government.
-Active participation in supporting and promoting democracy and human rights in public life and supporting the civil society efforts to develop economically and socially.
-Raising awareness of the importance of women participation in the process of developing democracy along with human rights.
-Raising awareness of child rights.
-Creating open and active participation in dealing with international organizations and donors, as to increase the efficiency and performance of various Yemeni organizations in the same field.
*Beside many activities and programs by NCHRDD ,The most important activity organized by the NCHRDD in cooperation with the Global Network for Rights and Development GNRD based in Norway was the meeting with Yemeni political parties representatives who invited to Brussels to discuss the national reconciliation to enhance stability and security in Yemen.
In the meeting the participants agreed on reconciliation and signed Brussels declaration for National reconciliation in Yemen in November 3,2014.
Brussels Declaration for National Reconciliation in Yemen
Upholding the values of reconciliation and tolerance commended by our truthful religion (Islam) and driven by the rational of the best national interest; conscious of the historical responsibility and the critical period our country is going through and in order to ensure a future that will overcome challenges of injustice and conflicts and put the foundation of a federal, democratic and just state, based on national partnership and good governance; reiterating the Declaration of 29 October 2014, issued by all the political components under the guidance of the “Popular Commission for Proximity Among all Political Components”; and responding to the call of the President of the Republic for national reconciliation; and in order to implement the outcome of the national dialogue and the Peace and National Partnership Agreement:
A consultative meeting was held in the capital of Belgium, Brussels, from 1 to 3 November 2014, bringing together representatives/leaders of parties and other political components as well as representatives of the civil society (the list of participants hereunder attached). The meeting was facilitated by Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) in cooperation with the Yemeni National Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (NOD). The meeting aimed at achieving a Yemeni national reconciliation, preparing the ground for the implementation of the recommendations of the National Conference and the Peace and Partnership Agreement to put an end to armed confrontations, to prepare for a referendum on a new constitution, to organise legislative and presidential elections and to establish the institutions of a federal state.
The participants agreed on the following:
- To take immediate action to stop the armed confrontations and to reject and condemn all forms of violence in pursuit of any political objective and to use reason and continuous dialogue for the achievement of a comprehensive national reconciliation in Yemen.
- To establish a national forum for an all-embracing national reconciliation under the auspices of the President of the Republic.
- To ensure an all inclusive participation for an effective reconciliation based on tolerance, fairness, just compensation and the rehabilitation of the state institutions. To take the appropriate measures to prevent any recurrence of the mistakes of the past. To look forward to a bright future and to leave the past behind, which could only serve as learnt lessons.
- To develop and appropriate a national information policy extending to all state and partisan media to disseminate the culture of reconciliation, tolerance, human rights, cohabitation, to consolidate the values of fraternity and to build confidence among the people with all its spectra.
- To call upon brothers, particularly member states of the GCC, and friends of Yemen and the international community to support efforts for the national reconciliation.
- To stress the importance of uniting nationally to combat terrorism and all acts of destruction and violence and to condemn all related crimes.
- Considering that national reconciliation needs the efforts and the full participation of all Yemeni people, the participants invite all political components that could not attend to the signature of the present declaration to do so.
Brussels, Belgium, 3 November 2014
Names and signatures of the participants:
General People Congers GPC representatives
- Dr.ALQIRBI Abobaker Former foreign minister, Head of foreign relations of GPC- Member of NDC
- DOWAID Yahia Member of General Committee of GPC, Member of National Dialogue NDC
Islah Party (Islamic) Representatives:
- AL-AKWA Abdullah Deputy prime minister, Minister of electricity, Assistant Secretary General of Islah
- Al-SHAMI Zaid Parliamentarian and head of Islah conglomerate at Yemeni parliament.
- ALAW Mohammed Former parliamentarian – Lower
Ansar Allah representatives ( Shiite Houthies):
- AL-BUKHAITI Ali Member of National Dialogue- Member of political council of Ansar Allah
Al-Rashad party (Islamic Salafi):
- AL-HUMAIKANI Abdulwahab Secretary General – Member of NDC
Al-Haq party representative:
- ZAID Hassan President
Yemeni Southern Movement representatives:
- ABDULLAH Ahmed Member of National Dialogue- Spokesman of the movement
Social Arab Baath Party- Yemen :
- Dr. Bilqis ALHADRANI Member of Central Committee - Member of NDC
Social Party representative:
- AL-AKHALI Mutlaq Lower and member of National Dialogue NDC ( Didn’t sign)
Yemeni NGOs, Youth, Women , independents representatives and experts:
- AL-ESSI Ahmed Saleh Chairman of National Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development( NOD)
- AL-AWADHI Jamal Secretary General of NOD
- Ms.MOHAMMED Maha Member of National Dialogue – Independent women representative
- Al-SALAMI Basel Member of National Dialogue – Youth representative
- Ebrahim Shoga Al-Din Member of National Dialogue NDC
- AL-DARWISH Abdulalem Human Right activist
- Al-Awadhi Aya Human Rights activist
- Al-Ghushaimi Mohammed Human Rights activist