Malaysia seeks to be a high-income, developed nation by 2020. Malaysia sits on the UN Human Rights Council. Through some documents recently obtained, have a ‘big picture’ look at our human rights commitments at the international and regional levels, and see how we fare.
With the accession to 3 of the 9 core UN Human Rights Conventions, namely, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Malaysia’s standing among member nations of the following groups are as follows, as of 14 December 2011:
ASEAN – 8th out of 10 member nations (Brunei & Malaysia ratified 3 conventions / Singapore 2 conventions)
NAM – 108th out of 110 member nations
OIC – 55th out of 55 member nations (Brunei & Malaysia ratified 3 conventions)
Commonwealth – 49th out of 54 member nations
UN – 187th out of 195 member states