Summary prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights…El Salvador

Published: February 8, 2010

Summary prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in accordance with paragraph 15 (c) of the Annex to Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1
El Salvador*

Working Group Report on El Salvador

I.Summary of the proceedings of the review process B. Interactive dialogue and responses by the State under review
     54. El Salvador highlighted the fact that the Secretariat for Social Inclusion was tasked with promoting the human rights of groups generally excluded or marginalized, including persons with disabilities, senior citizens, children, indigenous peoples and persons affected by discrimination as a result of their sexual orientation.

II. Conclusions and/or recommendations
     81. The recommendations formulated during the interactive dialogue and listed below have been examined by El Salvador and enjoy the support of El Salvador:
     24. To continue to include in its social policies anti-discrimination measures and programmes in favour of indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDS and persons facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation (Colombia)
     82. The following recommendations will be examined by El Salvador, which will provide responses in due course, but no later than the 14th session of the Human Rights Council, in June 2010:22. To identify concrete measures to combat social and cultural attitudes leading to discrimination and to specifically promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls; to work towards equality of pay and conditions for women in the workplace; to reduce discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS; and to increase the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the public and private sectors (United Kingdom).

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