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HRC40: Statement by Denmark on behalf of the Core Group for the resolution of Human Rights and implementation of the 2030 Agenda 

7 Mars 2019

UN Human Rights Council 40th Session
 INTERVENTION BY THE CORE GROUP FOR THE RESOLUTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2030 AGENDA
 DELIVERED BY DENMARK

 Dialogue with the UN Deputy Secretary General
 (Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, Luxembourg, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Uruguay)

Mr President,
 I am pleased to make this statement on behalf of 13 countries, all members of the core group for the resolution on human rights and the implementation of the 2030 agenda. We wish to thank the Deputy Secretary for her briefing, we welcome and share the five propositions she has articulated today.
 Promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda are interrelated and mutually reinforcing. This remains an important point, as we are now four years into the journey towards 2030, and are approaching the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 Technical cooperation and capacity-building can make a real difference in integrating human rights in national policies and frameworks. Together with international human rights mechanisms, technical cooperation and capacity-building also play an important role in ensuring that the SDGs are implemented in accordance with States’ human rights obligations.
 It is in recognition of this that this Council with reference to resolution 37/24 decided to create a space for States, UN agencies and mechanisms, civil society and others to voluntarily share good practices and lessons learnt in the promotion and protection of human rights and the implementation of 2030 Agenda. We look forward to working with all States and the entire UN system towards achieving this.
 I thank you.