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Top Stories : Introduction of draft resolution A/HRC/33/L.28 “Enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights” by the Delegation of Thailand on behalf of the core group of States (Brazil, Honduras, Indonesia, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey) at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, on 29 September 2017

Introduction of draft resolution A/HRC/33/L.28

“Enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building

in the field of human rights”

by the Delegation of Thailand

on behalf of the core group of States (Brazil, Honduras, Indonesia, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey)

at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council

on 29 September 2017, at Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva

 

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Thank you, Mr. President.

Thailand, together with the cross-regional core group of countries comprising Brazil, Honduras, Indonesia, Morocco, Norway, Singapore, Qatar and Turkey, are pleased to present the draft resolution titled “Enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights” for the Council’s consideration.

This draft proposal enjoys the support of over 80 co-sponsors across all regional groups. The core group wishes to thank all the co-sponsors for their support – and thank all delegations for their constructive engagement, goodwill and flexibility shown during the consultation process.

The main purpose of this draft resolution is to highlight the essential role of technical cooperation in strengthening the capacity of States in their efforts to promote and protect human rights. Technical cooperation is a proactive means that helps States address their human rights challenges and prevent human rights violations.

The draft resolution sets the theme for the panel discussion on technical cooperation to be held at the Council’s thirty-eighth session in June 2018, namely “Human Rights and the SDGs: Enhancing human rights technical cooperation and capacity-building to contribute to the effective and inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

This theme reflects our belief that the promotion and protection of human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are complementary and mutually reinforcing. This ensures a balanced approach.

Mr. President,

The broad support extended to this resolution reflects our shared commitment to enhancing technical cooperation, which is a common ground on which we at the Council can translate international human rights standards into tangible improvements. Technical cooperation, therefore, contributes significantly to the Council’s credibility and effectiveness.    

We hope that this draft resolution will be adopted by the Council by consensus, as in the past years.

Thank you, Mr. President.