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U.S. Statement on the UPR of San Marino
February 12, 2010

UN Human Rights Council


Consideration of UPR Reports

Report of the UPR Working Group on San Marino
Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America

Delivered by John C. Mariz

The United States warmly welcomes

Her Excellency the Foreign Minister and the entire delegation of San Marino to the Working Group of the UPR. We commend San Marino’s on its participation in the UPR process and its strong record on human rights.

The United States congratulates San Marino on its ratification of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with its Optional Protocol. Implementation of the convention will enable San Marino to extend full access to the country’s building and employment opportunities to citizens and visitors with disabilities. The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Universal Peer Review noted in November 2009 that the legislation for training for persons who deal with children, elderly, ill, and disabled persons needs to be updated. We align ourselves with the working group’s recommendations, and further recommend that San Marino fully implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.