42nd session of the UPR Working Group - Review of Zambia

Recommendations by Sweden delivered by Mr. Fredrik Nivaeus, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative


Sweden welcomes the progress made regarding the protection of human rights following the elections in August 2021.  However, we remain concerned by, inter alia, the situation for LGBTIQ persons, women’s and girl’s enjoyment of human rights as well as the lack of adequate resources for education.

 Sweden would like to make the following recommendations:

  1. In connection with the forthcoming enactment of the Political Parties Bill, take steps to ensure effective representation of women in politics.
  2. Take measures to end discrimination, violence and harassment against LGBTIQ persons.
  3. Guarantee adequate resources to the national education system.

 Thank you.

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