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Top Stories : Statement by the Delegation of Thailand at the Review of Haiti during the 26th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, 7 November 2016, Geneva

Statement by the Delegation of Thailand

Ms. Benjaporn Niyomnaitham

First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Thailand

at the Review of Haiti

during the 26th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review

on Monday 7 November 2016 from 09:00 to 12:30 hrs

in Room XX of the Palais des Nations in Geneva

 

 

Mr. President,

Thailand welcomes the delegation of Haiti to the second cycle of the UPR. Thailand expresses our condolences and solidarity with the Government and people of Haiti, following the loss of lives and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew. We will provide a hundred thousand US dollars support for Haiti relief effort through UNOCHA and stand ready to support Haiti in its reconstruction process.

Thailand acknowledges the progress made by Haiti since the first cycle of the UPR to improve the livelihood of its population, especially, through the adoption of the Strategic Development Plan for Haiti and welcomes Haiti’s ratifications of international instruments, in particular, the ICESCR.

Thailand recommends Haiti to work towards improving people’s basic rights such as the right to food and the right to highest attainable standard of health.

Thailand also recommends Haiti to intensify its effort in protecting the rights of women and promote gender equality by revising legal framework, strengthening law enforcement and supporting victims of domestic violence in their legal process, rehabilitation, and reintegration.

I thank you, Mr. President.