Top Stories : Statement by the Delegation of Thailand Ms. Kanchana Patarachoke Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations, during the Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming, at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 27 February 2017 News

Top Stories : Statement by the Delegation of Thailand Ms. Kanchana Patarachoke Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations, during the Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming, at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 27 February 2017

Statement by the Delegation of Thailand

Ms. Kanchana Patarachoke,

Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations,

durin the Annual high-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming

“The contribution of human rights to peacebuilding through

the enhancement of dialogue and international cooperation

for the promotion of human rights”

at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council,

on Monday 27 February 2017

 

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Mr. President,

 

Thailand believes that dialogue and cooperation in the field of human rights contribute to international peace.

 

Thailand’s commitment to interfaith dialogue is a case in point. Interfaith dialogue promotes the right to freedom of religion or belief, and protects the rights of religious minorities. It strengthens tolerance and mutual trust, prevents religious violence and extremism, and fosters peaceful coexistence within and across multi-religion societies.

        

Moreover, Thailand believes that international cooperation to advance economic, social and cultural rights helps promote peace.             

 

As one of the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, Thailand has sought to promote regional dialogue, security, economic integration and people-centred development.

 

These efforts have contributed to the enhancement of economic, social and cultural rights in ASEAN, including the rights to an adequate standard of living, food, housing, water and sanitation, health, education and social security.  

 

The advancement of these human rights, achieved through ASEAN’s longstanding commitment to dialogue and cooperation, underpins regional peace in Southeast Asia – a region with remarkable political, economic and cultural diversity.

 

As a major stakeholder and development partner in Southeast Asia, Thailand will seek to strengthen regional integration and dialogue and cooperation to ensure respect for all human rights, so that our peoples can enjoy peace, sustainable development and human dignity.

 

Thank you, Mr. President.