Statement by the Delegation of Indonesia Clustered Interactive Dialogue SRSG on Violence against Children and SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict 31st Session of the Human Rights Council *

March 8, 2016 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,
My delegation would like to thank the Special Representatives of the Secretary General, Ms. Marta Santos Pais and Ms. Leila Zerrougui for their comprehensive reports and valuable presentations.
We would like to focus our statement on the report on violence against children.
Mr. President,
Indonesia takes note of the various progress, developments and initiatives to accelerate the promotion and protection of children from violence, as well as steps to implement target 16.2 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Indonesia remains committed in taking necessary measures to prevent and address violence against children. In this regard, we are appreciative of the acknowledgment made in the report concerning Indonesia’s adoption and implementation of comprehensive multi-sectoral national agendas to combat violence against children.
Mr. President,
We continue to implement comprehensive national legal frameworks to promote the rights of children through the National Strategy for Elimination of Violence against Children 2016 – 2020 and the National Movement to Combat Sexual Violence against Children (Presidential Instruction No. 5/2014). In addition, to enhance the standards of services for children victims of violence, the Government has formulated Guidelines and established Integrated Services Center for Women and Children Empowerment (P2TP2A) in 33 provinces and 242 cities across Indonesia.
The Government together with the National Commission on Child Protection has launched the website to monitor, improve and synchronize data collection on violence against children. In addition, the Government has also established the ‘Indonesia Child Online Protection / ID COP’ as part of the campaign to combat cyber-bullying against children.
Mr. President,
The elimination of all forms of violence against children remains as a distinct priority. In this regard, we would like to request your views on practical measures that countries should take in the framework of the global partnership in order to expedite efforts to achieve target 16.2 of the SDGs.
I thank you, Mr. President.

Geneva, 8 March 2016

*Delivered by Mr. Caka A. Awal