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UPR35. Statement by Denmark. UPR of Kiribati.

Universal Periodic Review, 35th session
Human Rights Council

UPR of Kiribati, 20th January 2020
Intervention by Denmark

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Mdm. President,

Denmark welcomes the delegation of Kiribati [Kiribas] and thanks it for its presentation today.

Denmark congratulates the Government for its efforts to fight domestic violence. However, violence and discrimination targeted at members of the LGBTI community remain a concern.

Denmark recommends the Government to decriminalize consensual sexual relations between adults of the same sex and to amend their discrimination provisions to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Denmark commends the Government for its efforts in reducing maternal mortality. However, the prevalence of sexual transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies remain a concern.

Denmark recommends the Government to ensure comprehensive sexual education in the school curriculum in line with UN international technical guidelines on sexuality education.

Denmark congratulates the Government for recently acceding to CAT.

Finally, Denmark recommends the Government to ratify OPCAT.

Denmark wishes Kiribati a successful review.

I thank you.