October 31, 2016
STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA AT THE 26th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UPR CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
Indonesia appreciates the Government of Syria for continuing its engagement with the UN human rights mechanism through its active participation in this UPR working group. We sincerely hope that the Government of Syria remains in its commitment to engage with other UN human rights mechanism and bodies to improve the human rights situations on the ground.
Before we proceed further, my delegation wishes to express our deep concern on the prolonged conflicts in Syria. We call on all parties involved in the conflict immediately to put an end on all human rights and humanitarian law violations in the country.
Considering the complex circumstances in Syria, Indonesia would like to make the following recommendations to the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic:
To strengthen the works of all existing national human rights institutions in Syria;
- To continue to engage all international bodies which are involved in the implementation of humanitarian assistance such as ICRC, IOM and UNHCR;
- To facilitate and enhance dialogue process among all relevant stakeholders in Syria in order to find a lasting peaceful solution and to immediately end any forms of violence and destruction of civil and public facilities.
Thank you, Mr. President
Geneva, 31 October 2016