Indonesia Proposes to Be UN Human Rights Member

Jakarta, MINA – After becoming a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Indonesia is now planning to propose to be a members of the United Nations Human Rights Council. If elected, Indonesia will carry out its duties in the period 2020-2022.

“Indonesia officially conveys to propose to be a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2020-2022, which will be held this year,” said Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs annual press statement, Jakarta, Wednesday.

The UN Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body within the UN system.  The main task of the institution is to strengthen, promote and protect human rights throughout the world. With 47 member states, the UN Human Rights Council was formed in 2006, replacing the Human Rights Commission.

UN Human Rights Council has various mechanisms for protecting human rights, including Universal Periodical Review (UPR) which aims to examine the human rights situation of all UN member states without exception.

“Indonesia is ready to work with other countries to advance and protect human rights values,” said Minister Retno.

Indonesia sat on the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland in 2006. (T/Ais/P2)


Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)