Statement by H.E. Mr. Triyono Wibowo Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations, WTO and other International Organizations at the 23rd Session of the Human Rights Council Agenda Item 2 Update Report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva, 27 May 2013

May 27, 2013 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Statement by H.E. Mr. Triyono Wibowo

Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations,

WTO and other International Organizations

at the 23rd Session of the Human Rights Council

Agenda Item 2

Update Report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 27 May 2013

 

Mr. President,

My delegation would like to thank the High Commissioner for her update, highlighting various initiatives and observations to promote and protect human rights around the globe, in line with the mandate from the Council and the General Assembly.

We align ourselves with the statement made by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC and Iran on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement respectively.

Mr. President,

My delegation fully shares the urgent appeal by the High Commissioner to stop the escalating bloodshed and suffering in Syria,  We note with appreciation the report by the High Commissioner’s monitoring team, underlining the fact that wanton human rights violations were committed by various parties.

This unfortunate fact only confirms the imperative nature of an inclusive Syrian-led political process through an inclusive and meaningful dialogue. My delegation is of the view that any preconditions to inclusive political dialogues will not only prolong unnecessary misery of the Syrian general population but also pose further intimidation to the already fragile stability in the region.

Time and again, we express our deep regret on the continued serious violations of Palestinians’ rights.  Despite a number of resolutions, declaring various Israel’s policies and measures that constitutes blatant violations of international human rights laws and international humanitarian laws, the problem remains if not deterioting. Israel’s persistent non-cooperation with the Human Rights Council’s UPR mechanism has only aggravated the matter. While engagement with human rights mechanism becomes an essential element of human rights commitments of all countries, this unfortunate trend deserves our full attention and consideration.

Mr. President,

We values greatly the contributive role of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action to the promotion and protection of human rights globally. Let us commemorate its 20th anniversary by reaffirming our commitment to principles underpinning our works in our common endeavora to promote and protect human rights.

In conclusion, Mr. President, let me reiterate our resolute support and engagement with the human rights mechanism, including the Office of High Commissioner and Human Rights Council. We look forward to continue working closely to ensure success of our common endeavors in the promotion and protection of human rights globally.

Thank you.

Geneva, 27 May 2013