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Election to UN Panel Reaffirms Indonesia’s Progress: Marty

Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa on Saturday said the election of Indonesia to the UN Human Rights Council on Friday reaffirmed the country was making progress in human rights and democratization.

“This is a reflection of the international community’s appreciation of Indonesia’s role and leadership in spearheading human rights issues in regional and global forums,” Marty said in a statement.

Indonesia was among 15 countries elected for three-year council terms. It is Indonesia’s third term since the council was established in 2006.

Indonesia received the highest number of votes from the UN General Assembly than any other Asian nation nominated, garnering 184 votes out of the 191 countries with voting rights.

“This shows Indonesia’s consistency to include human rights issues as part of its agenda and priority of its foreign policies that has been going for more than a decade now,” the foreign minister said.

Source: The Jakarta Globe – www.thejakartaglobe.com