Zimbabwe is set to launch its national plan of action on targeted human rights activities as recommended by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for which the country is a member.

Zimbabwe was reviewed last November in Geneva, Switzerland under the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on human rights.

The second cycle, which ends in 2021, saw the country accepting to implement about 151 human rights recommendations.

It is against this backdrop that stakeholders convened in Kadoma to come up with strategies and a national plan for implementing the recommendations.

At the close of the conference, stakeholders agreed to a national plan of action to implement the recommended rights activities, and the national plan is set for launch in October following finalisation by consultants.

A member of the UPR Steering Committee, Mrs Fortune Chimbaru said the multi-sectoral consultative approach shows government’s commitment to ensuring balance in the implementation of targeted human rights activities to the satisfaction of citizens.

Stakeholders including non-state actors were urged to take ownership of the implementation process of the targeted human rights activities as recommended by the UNHRC and as accepted by Zimbabwe.