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Top Stories : Statement by the Delegation of Thailand by Mr. Pongsiri Vorapongse, First Secretary at the Review of Peru during the 28th Session of the Working Group on the UPR on Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Statement by the Delegation of Thailand

by Mr. Pongsiri Vorapongse, First Secretary

at the Review of Peru

during the 28th Session of the Working Group on the UPR

on Wednesday, 8 November 2017 from 09:00 to 12:30 hrs.

(Speaker Number: 22 Time: 1 minute 50 seconds)

 

Mr. Vice President,

Thailand welcomes Peru’s human rights progress on the formulation of its third National Human Rights Plan and the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a communications procedure.

We take positive note of the adoption of a new legislation and national action plan to combat trafficking in persons. We welcome the significant increase in the government budget to eliminate extreme poverty and reduce total poverty. We note that further progress can be made to tackle child poverty.

Thailand recommends Peru to provide adequate training for inspectors and officers-in-charge to tackle child poverty and child labour, and ensure that special needs of children are addressed.

We applaud Peru for her recent adoption of the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders, or the “Bangkok Rules”.

In this regard, we recommend that Peru ensure effective implementation of the “Bangkok Rules” and the Nelson Mandela Rules, particularly by promoting the capacity-building for prison personnel.

Thank you, Mr. Vice President.