Sana’a to host international democracy conference [Archives:2006/951/Local News]

June 1 2006

SANA'A, May 30 ) Yemen's capital city will host an international conference on democracy, political reforms and freedom of expression this month.

The event will be organized by the Foreign Ministry, the government partner, and the Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC), which represents Yemen in the Democratic Dialogue Program, in cooperation with Italian organization No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ).

The HRITC said the conference will involve more than 200 men and women participants from various nations, mainly the Middle East and G8 government representatives and activists.

The conference aims to assess what's been achieved so far in areas of democratic dialogue and reforms in the region since the 2004 Sana'a Regional Conference. It also will involve discussing numerous issues related to democracy, political reforms and freedom of expression in the Middle East.