Al-Mithaq [Archives:2007/1080/Press Review]

August 27 2007

Monday, August 20
Main Headlines

– Government takes serious procedures to resolve land disputes

– Minister of Electricity and Energy: Hadramout districts to be supplied with extra 50 megawatt

– Presidency denies authenticity of what has been published about Guantanamo detainee

– Press Law meeting participants recommend strengthening media freedom, facilitating ownership of media

– President of the Republic meets governorate problem-solving committee

– Prime Minister launches Arab Championship for School Sports

– Central Bank of Yemen injects $ 68 million to market to maintain stability of local currency

The weekly newspaper reported that the Ministry of Human Rights is making the necessary arrangements for the National Conference on Human Rights, scheduled to take place in the Yemeni Capital City of Sana'a in December 2007. The conference is due to cover different national functions in the presence of representatives and leaders of political parties, academic and social institutions and civil community organizations.

Yemeni Minister of Human Rights Huda Al-Ban met on Sunday here in Sana'a Mujes Ploum, Technical Advisor at the Danish Foreign Ministry, Velhing Soreins, Senior Advisor of the Yemeni-Danish Cooperation Program and Sesa Banig, Representative of the Danish Human Rights Institute in Sana'a. The meeting was devoted to discussing the means of enhancing cooperation between the two countries in human rights and implementing the Yemeni-Danish Program concerned with human rights. The meeting highlighted the Danish efforts in supporting and funding the National Conference on Human Rights. Al-Ban stressed the necessity of making the conference a success and coming up with positive results.