Statement Universal Periodic Review

Distinguished chair person and Permanent Missions representatives, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address you on behalf of Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of women-ESE.

Following the positive practice of monitoring and reporting on human rights to different Human Rights bodies, ESE as initiator of an informal ad hock coalition comprised of 10 civic organizations with proven expertise on protection of human rights and health right of different marginalized groups, prepared Joint submission on health for the second reporting cycle of R. of Macedonia within the Universal Periodic Review. I would like to stress the relevance of submitted Joint submission, whereby we indicate the problems and recommendations for improvement of the health of eight marginalized groups. Copies of the Joint submission on health are printed and are at your disposal. The addressed statement will cover issues related with health rights of following marginalized groups, which we believe are of utmost priority: health of Roma people, women, people with intellectual disability and victims of human trafficking, and my colleague from Coalition for Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities will present the situation of health rights of LGBT population, drug users, sexual workers, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Statement Universal Periodic Review

November 2013