They welcomed measures taken to enhance gender equality as well as the provision of universal healthcare cover
However, maternal mortality remained high in part due to unsafe abortions, with structural barriers for women to access abortion rights.
Association of World Citizens welcomed Senegal’s steps to abolish the death penalty, as well as steps taken to combat child y should be eliminated in law and practice in order to fulfil Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda.
Solidarity Switzerland-Guinea welcomed Senegal’s adoption of a constitution by referendum in 2016, which included rights for a clean environment and better sharing of land.
MARTIN PASCAL TINE, Director of Legal and Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad of Senegal, expressed gratitude to all the countries that had made comments, statements and recommendations during Senegal’s Universal Periodic Review. He recalled that the Government was attached to social peace and mutual respect. The highest authorities in the country had expressed their wish to have dialogue with all parts of society in order to build a strong and peaceful society. Senegal had made progress on the universal healthcare coverage, prison conditions, the right to education, freedom of the press, and the rights of persons with disabilities and of women. Senegal believed that human rights were key for the achievement of peace and stability.
Recommendations 130 61-62 on sexual orientation and gender orientation were rejected as they were deemed completely inappropriate given that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were able to participate in society without discrimination
JEAN-CLAUDE GAKOSSO, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and of Congolese Abroad of the Congo, welcomed the Congo’s third Universal Periodic Review cycle, and reiterated its commitment to the mechanism.بیستر بخوانید