DHAKA, Oct. 1 (NsNewsWire) — Australia completed its third successful session as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva on 28 September.
During the session, Australia delivered a strong statement
highlighting the deeply disturbing situations in Myanmar’s Rakhine,
Shan and Kachin states and condemning the atrocities committed. We
also supported a resolution to pursue accountability for serious
Australia strongly condemned the ongoing human rights abuses
in Syria, and expressed concerns for the situations in Burundi,
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo,
Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Venezuela, and Yemen.
Australia led a successful resolution to recognise the vital role of
National Human Rights Institutions that promote human rights,
inclusive societies and sustainable development.
We also amplified voices in the Pacific by delivering a statement
on behalf of 15 neighbouring countries on our collective resolve to
tackle barriers faced by people living with disability.
Australia reaffirmed our commitment to promote and protect the
rights of indigenous peoples, including indigenous human rights defenders. We also joined cross-regional partners to support a resolution that addressed preventable maternal mortality. Press release