An independent SNAP Secretariat is being set up. Its role is to support the work of the SNAP Leadership Panel and co-Chairs, and the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of SNAP actions. The Secretariat plays an important role to help Scotland fulfil the eight criteria for national human rights action plans developed by the United Nations (UN).
The SNAP Governance Principles note that:
Dedicated, independent secretariat support is needed to ensure the effective governance and delivery of SNAP, including support for rights holders’ participation and administration of events and meetings.
Creation of the SNAP Secretariat began with the appointment of a part-time Secretariat Lead from October 2021 to March 2023. This post is hosted on an interim basis by the Scottish Human Rights Commission, with funding and resources provided by Scottish Government and the Commission.
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