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Wonosobo Declaration on Human Rights Festival 2018

The Wonosobo Declaration was signed at theHuman Rights Festival in Wonosobo, Yogjakarta (Festival HAM 2018), held from 13to 15 November 2018.

The declaration was read by Arif Nurhidayat,Chairperson of the Wonosobo Regency's Regional Representative of the People'sCouncil (or "DRPD") on Wednesday, 14 November 2018.

He was accompanied by parties participatingin the 2018 Human Rights Festival. The list of parties includesKomnas HAM,Office of the Presidential Staff (Kantor Staff Presiden), the ProvincialGovernment of Central Java, Wonosobo Regency Government, INFID, and HumanRights Commission of Wonosobo Region. Additionally present at the signing ofthe declaration were the Regent of West Pakpak Remigo Yolanda Berutu and RegentSerdang Bedagai Soekirman.

The complete content of the declaration areas follows:

WONOSOBO DECLARATION

TO STRENGTHEN TOLERANCE, INCLUSIVITY ANDJUSTICE IN INDONESIA

We recognize that respect, protection, andthe fulfillment of human rights are the responsibility of the State, and theGovernment. The term "Government" includes the central government,the provincial government, the regional, and city governments.

We recognize that the implementation ofrespect, protection and the fulfilment of human rights require the fullcooperation and participation of all parties. This includes the government,civil society and other parties.

We recognize that the Indonesian communityfaces challenges in the form of the emergence of practices of intolerance,which have the potential to reduce the enjoyment of human rights, and can be asource of instability which will erode and undermine the values of nationalismthat are diverse, equal and tolerant.

We recognize that local governments have avery important role to play in the implementation of human rightsresponsibilities. This equates to, but is not limited to, maintaining andcaring for social cohesion and Indonesian unity.

Therefore, in order to advocate values ofdiversity, and strengthen solidarity for an inclusive and equitable Indonesia,we commit and are ready to make every effort to do the following steps:

1. Improve and maintain the social valuesand attitudes of tolerance in every community in Indonesia through various approaches,including education and arts and culture, creating and multiplying the spacefor dialogue for all parties, inter-religious, inter-group, interracial, andintergenerational events. The signatories of this declaration agree that the2019 election process will be one of the most important milestones in theprocess of consolidating democracy in Indonesia. As such, parties will makeeffort to ensure that events relating to the election will run smoothly andpeacefully by promoting respect, protection and the fulfilment of human rightsfor all citizens.

2. Conduct multi-stakeholder cooperation inknowledge management and action collaboration to realize inclusive developmentpractices, for the protection and fulfilment of human rights in accordance withthe principle of rights based approach and ensure that no one is left behind inan effort acceleration of achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs).

 3. Strengthening the District / CityHuman Rights movement by establishing a Regency / City Human Rights Network,and making the Indonesian Human Rights Festival an annual agenda.

Wonosobo, November 14, 2018.

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