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Top Stories : Statement by the Delegation of Thailand by H.E. Mr. Sasiwat Wongsinsawat Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Review of Japan during the 28th Session of the Working Group on the UPR on Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Statement by the Delegation of Thailand

by H.E. Mr. Sasiwat Wongsinsawat

Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative

at the Review of Japan

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

on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 from 09:00 to 12:30 hrs.

in Room XX of the Palais des Nations in Geneva

(Speaker Number: 29  Time: 1 minute 10 seconds)

 

 

Mr. President,

Thailand commends Japan for its efforts to combat trafficking in persons and to promote and protect the rights of women, children, and persons with disabilities. In particular, we welcome the ratification of the Palermo Convention and its Trafficking in Persons Protocol and the CRPD.

We take positive note of Japan’s domestic laws and policies pertaining to human rights, as well as its efforts on human rights education and training.

Thailand recommends that Japan strengthen its efforts to combat trafficking in persons, including by formulating a comprehensive anti-trafficking legal framework, especially in order to protect women and children from exploitation.

Thailand recommends that Japan ensure decent work without discrimination by enhancing effective implementation of the Basic Plan for Gender Equality and the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation in the Workplace, and by ensuring reasonable wages and safe working conditions for foreign workers, particularly those under the Technical Intern Training Program.

Thank you, Mr. President.