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HRC43: Nordic countries address discussion on the UN involvement in Myanmar

Item 4: Discussion on SG oral update on involvement of United Nations in Myanmar
(HRC res. 42/3 and 40/29)
9 March 2020

Madam President,
I have the honor of delivering this statement on behalf of the Nordic countries.
We welcome the update on the UN involvement in Myanmar and the leadership of the Secretary-General in accepting the recommendations of the Rosenthal report.
We welcome efforts by the Secretary-General to further integrate human rights and the sustaining peace agenda in the UN reform process, which have our strong support.
Resident Coordinators and the UN Country Teams are at the forefront of UN action. The new generation UNCTs should be equipped for early warning. We welcome the Call to Action for Human Rights, which recognize that respect for human rights is key to crisis prevention. Enhancing human rights analysis and expanding the field presence of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights through Country Offices and Human Rights Advisors is important, not least in Myanmar.
The Rosenthal report, as previous reports commissioned by the Secretary-General, is central to independently reviewing UN system response. The recommendations must be properly followed up in Myanmar. The UN Security Council have a great responsibility in this regard.
In light of the ongoing reform process, would you be able to elaborate on how the UN will implement the recommendations of the Rosenthal report to ensure that human rights are fully integrated in UNs crisis prevention efforts?