28th Session of UPR, Review of Sri Lanka, Statement by Ambassador Mitsuko SHINO, The Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva (15 November 2017)

UPR of Sri Lanka - Statement of Japan
Ambassador Mitsuko SHINO
The Permanent Mission of Japan
15 November 2017

Thank you, Mr. President.

Japan commends Sri Lanka’s efforts toward national reconciliation in cooperation with the international community, including the establishment and commencement of the operation of the OMP last year. Japan recommends that Sri Lanka continue its efforts in this area while fully engaging with all stakeholders. We are ready to continue our support through infrastructure development in conflict-affected regions and resettlement projects, and through dispatching the Japanese public prosecutor, Mr. Motoo Noguchi.

Japan appreciates Sri Lanka’s work on legal system development, as well as its measures to protect and further promote the rights of women, children, and persons with disabilities. We welcome its ratification of the CRPD last year. Japan recommends that Sri Lanka continue to effectively address issues such as poor access to education and health systems for persons with disabilities.

Japan commends the work of government and all stakeholders to protect and promote economic, social and cultural rights, including through poverty alleviation initiatives. Japan recommends that Sri Lanka continue to implement measures to promote infrastructure development and capacity building, especially in the field of health and medical services.

I thank you, Mr. President.