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Jakarta Post

RI has its work cut out following UN resolution

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 29 2011   /  11:51 am

Indonesia has its work cut out for it if it intends to implement the stringent principles outlined in a draft resolution on violence against women migrant workers that was passed last Tuesday during the 66th United Nations General Assembly session.

A spokeswoman at the Indonesian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, Elleonora Tambunan, said the resolution did not stipulate any punishments for incompliant member states.

“However, this UN resolution can be a platform for organizations within the UN, including the International Labor Organization, to arrange their policies,” she told The Jakarta Post on Monday from New York.

She said the resolution had been initiated by Indonesia and the Philippines, and was later on cosponsored by Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Madagascar, Mexico, ...