Statement by the Delegation of Indonesia Explanation of Vote (EoV) Before the Adoption of the Draft Resolution L.8 “The Human Rights Situation in Myanmar”

March 24, 2017 Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues

Thank you, Mr. President,
Indonesia will join the consensus on the draft resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar. My delegation, however, would like to underline the following points:
While fully shares the legitimate concern on the humanitarian situation in Rakhine State, International community should also take into consideration the complexity of the outstanding challenges that the new democratically-elected Government of Myanmar has to confront.
In this regard, the international community should render the necessary opportunity and space for the Government of Myanmar to address the challenges and to conclude the ongoing national processes including through the National Investigation Commission and the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
The international community could render its support to Myanmar Government to  comprehensively address the challenges to create an inclusive development in Rakhine State that is based on equal treatment and respect for human rights.
I thank you.

 Geneva, 24 March 2017