PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE S.SUKHBOLD DELIVERED SPEECH AT PLENARY MEETING OF UNGA 71 ON REPORT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

2016-11-07

On 4 November 2016, H.E. Mr. Sukhbold Sukhee, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the UN, delivered speech at the 41st Plenary Meeting of the UNGA 71 on Report of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

General Assembly Seventy-first session, 41st plenary meeting Report of the Human Rights Council (A/71/53, A/71/53/Add.1 and A/71/53/Add.2) [item 63]

In the beginning of his speech, Permanent Representative S.Sukhbold commended resolutions and decisions delivered by HRC this year to address human rights issues. Moreover, the tenth anniversary of HRC celebrated this year served as an opportunity to reflect on the Council’s achievements and challenges, assess lessons learned, and prescribe necessary changes toward a stronger and more effective institution.

Permanent Representative also underlined that in 2016, Mongolia served first year of its HRC membership. As a new member of the Council, Mongolia is focusing on a number of priority issues such as ensuring gender equality, protecting the rights of women, children and persons with disabilities, fighting human trafficking in all its forms, fighting racial and gender discrimination, abolishing the death penalty, promoting freedom of opinion and expression, and promoting freedom of assembly and association.

 While concluding, Permanent Representative S.Sukhbold expressed his belief that the HRC’s  working methods and efficiency will be further improved and will stay a solid platform for enhanced and open discussion on global human rights challenges as in the last decade.