Top Stories : Statement by His Excellency Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative during the General Debate under Agenda Item 2 and 10 at the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council on 1 October 2015 News

Top Stories : Statement by His Excellency Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative during the General Debate under Agenda Item 2 and 10 at the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council on 1 October 2015

Mr. President,

 

The Thai delegation wishes to reiterate our full support to the High Commissioner and his Office for their important role in providing technical assistance and capacity-building upon the request of States concerned around the world.

The mutual trust and confidence between the OHCHR and the States receiving technical assistance are the key elements to an effective, sustainable and successful outcome. Technical assistance and capacity-building provided should therefore not be imposed, but rather be agreed upon and respond to the needs of receiving States. We appreciate the activities of the OHCHR on the ground, working together and with the constructive engagement of States concerned to promote and protect human rights.

As we attach high importance to this issue, we are tabling once again in this session the resolution on Enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity building in the field of human rights, which will set the topic for the panel next year to focus on the rights of migrants. We hope the widest support from this Council.

Mr. President,

On the Oral Update on Myanmar, Thailand believes that the root causes of the problems faced in Rakhine need to be addressed, which would also help prevent any repercussion in the region.

In this regard, we believe in the commitment of the Government of Myanmar and that the international community should remain constructively engaged with Myanmar and continue to provide support and technical assistance to help the country fulfil its human rights obligations.

Finally, we wish Myanmar the best in their upcoming elections in the months ahead.

I thank you.