September 17, 2012
INTERVENTION BY THE INDONESIAN DELEGATION PRESENTATION REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT GENEVA, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012
INTERVENTION BY THE INDONESIAN DELEGATION
PRESENTATION REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT
GENEVA, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012
My delegation would like to begin by aligning ourselves with the statement delivered by Iran on behalf of NAM and China on behalf of a group of states on the presentation of the working group on the right to development.
Indonesia remains fully committed to the full enjoyment and effective realization of the right to development.
The realization of this fundamental right, which encompasses all human rights, be it political, economic, social and cultural, is key to a fair, humane, sustainable development, essential to the survival of all humanity in an interdependent world.
Whilst Indonesia believes that states have the primary responsibility to provide and uphold the right to development, we equally believe that international cooperation for the creation of an international enabling environment is essential.
States must work together to achieve favorable conditions for human rights based development, in particular, one that takes into accounts the most vulnerable and marginalized group.
What is of equal importance is the mainstreaming of the right to development in all development process and UN system. Indonesia welcomes the commitment reaffirmed by the Secretary General at the opening session of the 21st Session of the Human Rights Council to mainstream the right to development in all UN process.
Indonesia welcomes the progress achieved in the working group and commends the Chairperson/Rapporteur of the Working Group on her able leadership and wisdom in bridging the deliberations carried out.
Although the road is still long, we must remain committed to achieving a set of coherent standards and to transform those standards into an international instrument of a legally binding nature so as to ensure the effective implementation of the right to development.
Strong political will must be shown in the working group’s next round of deliberations by all Parties.
Indonesia is convinced that if sincere and purposeful deliberations are undertaken, it will not take another 25 years for the right to development to finally take its rightful place as a fundamental right on par with other fundamental rights.