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UPR34: Denmark recommends Egypt to secure access to modern family planning methods, to protect against reprisals and to ratify OPCAT

13.11.2019  11:15

Universal Periodic Review, 34rd session
Human Rights Council
UPR of Egypt, 13 November 2019
Intervention by Denmark
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Mr. President,

Denmark welcomes the delegation of Egypt.
We commend Egypt for its ambitious SDG inspired development strategy.
To achieve the SDGs and address climate change, gender-responsive and inclusive action is needed, including managing population growth.
Denmark recommends the Government to secure access to modern family planning methods, as per WHO approved standards, in all health facilities.
A diverse and independent civil society is vital to ensure human rights. 
Denmark recommends the Government to effectively protect human rights defenders against intimidation or reprisals, including guaranteeing the right to unhindered access to international and regional human rights mechanisms.
Finally, Denmark recommends the Government to ratify OPCAT.
We wish Egypt a successful review.

Thank you.

 



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