September 14, 2016

STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA HIGH LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE 5th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION AND TRAINING 33RD SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL


Mr. President,

We would like to thank the panelists for their comprehensive discussions on the challenges of human rights education and training five years after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training.

The panel has certainly contributed to the advancement of human rights education and training at national, regional and international levels in accordance with HRC Resolution 31/21. Now, we are more than ever convinced on the link between “the right to education” and “human rights education” as both are intertwined and pertinent.

On such note, Indonesia joins other countries in support of the two important landmarks in terms of advancing human rights education and training namely the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development particularly Goal 4 (4.7).

At the same token, we also welcome the opportunity to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training.

 Mr. President,

For our part, Indonesia has continued to strengthen its effort to mainstream human rights through its 4th National Action Plan on Human Rights (NAP HR) 2015 – 2019. The concrete implementation of human rights education and training based on NAP HR can be seen in the insertion of human rights materials prepared by relevant stakeholders in the curricula and modules of educational institutions such as public schools and police and military training centres.

Finally, I would like to ask the panelist on best ways to increase impacts of education and trainings for better promotion and protection of human rights on the ground.

Thank you Mr. President.

Geneva, 14 September 2016

 

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