STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA 25th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW CONSIDERATION OF THE NATIONAL REPORT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA*

May 9, 2016 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Mr. President,
My delegation would like to thank the delegation of the United Republic of Tanzania for their presentation of national report and continued engagement in the UPR process.
Indonesia commends the Government of Tanzania’s efforts in advancing the promotion and protection of human rights in Tanzania Mainland and Tanzania Zanzibar, especially on the successful general election in 2015 and the formulation process of new constitution to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in Tanzania.
Mr. President,
Among the positive developments, Indonesia appreciates that the National Human Rights Action Plan 2013 – 2017 is currently being implemented. In this regard, we recommend the Government of Tanzania to further progress in implementing the National Human Rights Action Plan with the full engagement of multi stakeholders, including civil societies.
Indonesia also notes the efforts taken by the Government of Tanzania toward the accession several international human rights instrument to strengthen its national legal framework. We further recommend the Government of Tanzania to continue its efforts to accede the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. We also recommend the Government of Tanzania to sign and ratify the Convention against Torture.
To conclude, Indonesia would like to offer its best wishes to the Government and people of Tanzania in their future endeavors towards the promotion and protection of human rights at all levels.
Thank you.

Geneva, 9 May 2016

*delivered by Mr. Acep Somantri, Minister Counselor of the Permanent Mission of Indonesia.