06 May '11, 11pm

UN panel praises Singapore for progress made in human rights

UN panel praises Singapore for progress made in human rights

GENEVA: Singapore has received praise from a United Nations panel for progress it has made in several key areas of human rights. A government delegation has been meeting with UN officials and ambassadors in Geneva as part of a compulsory review of human rights in all member states. During three hours of talks, there was broad support for strides taken by Singapore on issues ranging from the well-being of women and children, to the promotion of racial and religious harmony. But some countries expressed concern over human rights in Singapore, and urged the country to establish a national institution to deal with the issue. In all, 16 nations are getting their human rights report cards during two weeks of gatherings in Geneva. Friday was the turn of Singapore. The delegation said the country had balanced increased human rights protections for women, children, migrant workers ...

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