STATEMENT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA GENERAL DEBATE ITEM 3 PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT 51ST HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, 20 SEPTEMBER 2022
1. Indonesia always believes that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interrelated, interdependent and mutually reinforcing. We reaffirm our commitment to the respect for, promotion and protection of, all human rights as provided in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other core international human rights treaties.
2. While recently the WHO has announced that the we are close to the end of the COVID 19 pandemic, we are fully aware that its impact will be enduring.
3. Coupled with the multitude of global food and energy crises, the need to continue the promotion, protection and fulfilment of all human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights, in the context of the recovery has been greater and more urgent than ever.
4. This current situation gravely affects states capacity to meet their human rights obligations and has deteriorated or even overturned development trajectories.
5. For the Human Rights Council to constructively contribute to national efforts, we should avoid divisive approach on human rights while at the same time strengthening collaboration and inclusivity.
6. Therefore, our effort to recover stronger requires robust partnership to generate greater impacts. Any Council’s human rights agenda must be pursued through dialog and constructive engagement.
7. My delegation reiterates our call for concerted multilateral effort grounded on solidarity, non-discrimination, equality and the spirit of partnership, not only to assist but most importantly to empower all countries to be able to respond and recover stronger from these global crises.
8. The Council, therefore must become a platform for unified voice and actions towards this end.
I thank you.