STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA 25th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW CONSIDERATION OF THE NATIONAL REPORT OF SWAZILAND*
Indonesia would like to thank the delegation of Swaziland for the presentation of their comprehensive national report and continued engagement in the UPR process.
Indonesia welcomes the progress since the first UPR cycle and commends the efforts by the Government of Swaziland in advancing the promotion and protection of human rights through inter alia the ratification of several international human rights instruments as well as the strengthening of education and health programs.
To continue enhancement of the welfare of women and to enable them to realize their potential, we recommend the Government of Swaziland to continue efforts in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and to align all laws and policies with the principle of gender equality and non-discrimination as set out in the CEDAW.
While commending the implementation of the Free Primary Education Programme, Indonesia recommends the Government of Swaziland to step up efforts to pursuing the right to education for all, particularly in the realization of the right of education to girls.
To strengthen its national legal framework on protection of the migrant workers in the country, we recommend the Government of Swaziland to accede the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.
To conclude, Indonesia would like to offer its best wishes to the Government and people of Swaziland in their future endeavors towards the promotion and protection of human rights at all levels.
Geneva, 10 May 2016
*delivered by Ms. Erlina Widyaningsih, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Indonesia