Statement by the Indonesian delegation at The 14th session of the Human Rights Council – Consideration of the Final Outcome of the UPR report of the Islamic Republic of Iran

June 10, 2010 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,

On behalf of my delegation, I would like to thank the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for their input and cooperation with the UPR process.

Despite the challenges facing the Iranian Government, Indonesia recognizes the ongoing efforts to improve the standard of living of every Iranian in the country.

We echo the observations by several member states that Iran’s Twenty-Year Vision Strategic Plan for development and other policies has resulted in progress in employment, health, education and social security.

In specific relation to human rights, Indonesia commends and supports the formulation of legislation aimed at the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution and the proposed drafting of a strategic National Action Plan on Human Rights.

Mr. President,

As Iran works to advance progress on the human rights situation in the country, we remain optimistic that government will constructively engage with the international community and its human rights machineries. We further encourage Iran to continue its cooperation with the Council and its mechanisms.

Indonesia would like to congratulate Iran for introducing policies to promote the representation of women in both political and judicial institutions. Such efforts to widen the rights and advance the status of Iranian women and girls are greatly welcome and we lend further support to Iran’s stated intention to accede to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Finally, we would also encourage the Council to adopt the UPR report for Iran with consensus.

Thank you

Geneva, 10 June 2010