Statement by H.E. Mr. Edi Yusup, Deputy Permanent Representative of Indonesia at the 20th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, Consideration of the UPR Report of Egypt

November 5, 2014 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,

Indonesia warmly welcomes the delegation of Egypt to the second UPR cycle.

We appreciate the various efforts taken by Egypt to further promote and protect human rights, including eradication of illiteracy.  We recommend Egypt to make further efforts to eradicate illiteracy for all, including through, inter alia, sufficient budget allocation.

We are also pleased to note that the government of Egypt has adopted methods to promote and strengthen the relationship between governmental institutions and civil society organizations. We recommend Egypt to continue strengthening frameworks of cooperation between law enforcement apparatuses and civil society in order to have further meaningful dialogue to address all relevant human rights challenges in the country.

We wish the people and government of Egypt all the best in its endeavours.

I thank you Mr. President.

Geneva, 5 November 2014