May 21, 2012
Statement by H.E. Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia at the 13th Session of the Working Group on Universal Periodic Review – Consideration of the UPR Report of Ecuador
My delegation would like to welcome the Delegation of Ecuador and thank them for their national report and continued engagement in the UPR process.
Indonesia commends the Government of Ecuador for the extensive and inclusive national reporting process including through conducting workshops, with the support of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Ecuador.
We also note with appreciation various measures in implementing the recommendations from the 2008 UPR process and strongly believe that such progress is instrumental in ensuring continued engagement of Ecuador in the UPR procedure.
My delegation welcomes the enactment of the National Plan for Good Living 2009-2013 that provides clear guidelines for the government in protecting and promoting various aspects of the human rights issues in Ecuador. We therefore recommend the Government of Ecuador to accelerate the full implementation of this Plan.
Indonesia is of the view that addressing the rights to education is very fundamental in the fulfillment of our common goals to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, Indonesia applauds efforts taken by the Government in the field of right to education, in particular by making education compulsory and free for all people through high school level. We recommend the Government of Ecuador to ensure continuous progress in this priority area.
To conclude, Madam President, it is our strong belief that the promotion and protection of human rights should be continuous efforts for all countries. Therefore, Indonesia would like to convey its best wishes to the Government of Ecuador and its people in their future endeavours in protecting and promoting human rights.
I thank you.
Geneva, 21 May 2012