STATEMENT BY H.E. Mr. DIAN TRIANSYAH DJANI PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF INDONESIA GENERAL DEBATE ON ADOPTION OF TIMOR-LESTES’S UPR REPORT
March 16, 2012 Posted under Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues
My delegation would like to express its appreciation to Ambassador Joaquim da Fonseca for his comprehensive presentation on the consideration of Timor-Leste’s UPR report.
We are hearthened by the number of recommendations accepted by Timor-Leste, which shows its strong conviction that genuine collaborations have enabled us to benefit immensely from the UPR process.
We commend Timor-Leste for its ratification of seven human rights core conventions in a short period of time and their incorporation into national law. This reflects genuine commitment and provides a solid basis for the furtherance of human rights agenda in the country.
My delegation also welcomes Timor-Leste’s decision to include Indonesia’s recommendations in the list of accepted recommendations, including those on drawing up the comprehensive national action plan on human rights and on implementing the National Education Strategic Plan 2011-2013.
With regard to the accepted recommendation in the context of the Commission on Truth and Friendship, Indonesia, in close collaboration with Timor-Leste, stands ready to progressively move forward on the implementation of various recommendations of the Commission.
As a direct neighbor, Indonesia appreciates the broad and enhanced bilateral cooperation between the two countries, including in the ares of human rights. We fully believe that the cooperation based on mutual respect and friendship will serve our shared interests in bringing about mutual benefit for the peoples of our countries.
To conclude, Madam President, my delegation would like to congratulate Timor-Leste on its first UPR process. We believe that the process has provided the necessary inputs for the Government of Timor-Leste to further progress in the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.
GENEVA, 16 MARCH 2012