January 18, 2016
STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF INDONESIA 24th SESSION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW CONSIDERATION OF THE NATIONAL REPORT OF NIGER
My delegation would like to thank the delegation of Niger for presenting their national report and continuous engagement in the UPR Process.
Indonesia welcomes the commitment taken by the Government of Niger in the promotion and protection of human rights through the strengthening of its institutional frameworks by establishing the National Human Rights Commission, the Office of the Ombudsman as well as the national institutions for combating trafficking in persons, peace consolidation and combating corruption and related offences.
Furthermore, we commend the human rights improvements taken by the Government of Niger in formulating the National Policy on the Justice and Human Rights and its Ten-Year Plan of Action for 2016-2025, including the increase of women participation in politics and the national policies implemented for children and youth, as well for social welfare.
While recognizing the remarkable efforts of Niger to implement most accepted UPR recommendations and voluntary commitments, we recommend that the Government of Niger continue its efforts to strengthen the National Human Rights Commission, in line with the Paris Principles and with full participation of the civil society.
We also take note of Niger’s efforts to combat slavery and trafficking in persons through empowerment of the National Commission to Coordinate the Fight against Trafficking in Persons (CNCLTP) and the National Agency for Combating Trafficking in Persons (ANLTP) since 2012. Therefore, Indonesia recommends the Government of Niger to further strengthen its efforts in implementing the National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons and related Offences, including Slavery of 2014 – 2019.
To conclude, Indonesia would like to offer its best wishes to the Government and people of Niger in their future endeavors towards the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.
Geneva, 18 January 2016