Male, February 27 (newsin.asia): It is an all-women delegation is representing the Maldives at the 37 th.session of the UN Human Rights Council (UMHRC) which began in Geneva on Monday.
The team is headed by Education Minister Aishath Shiham and comprises Gender and Family Minister Zenysha Zaki, and Ambassador Hala Hameed.
The Ministers for Education and for Gender and Family respectively, will be attending the High Level Segment of the HRC session, meeting other high-level dignitaries and taking part in numerous events relating to the promotion and protection of human rights.
Minister Shiham would deliver a statement on behalf of the Maldives at the HRC at 1:50PM (Maldives Time) February 27.
She is expected to highlight the gains the Maldives has made in delivering economic, social and cultural rights to Maldivian citizens.
The Maldives has been and continues to be an active advocate of human rights in the international community, continually speaking up on issues like the rights of small states and vulnerable populations.
The Maldives will be active in negotiations on resolutions that deal with the human rights situations in Syria and Palestine, as well as on the rights of children, persons with disabilities and the environment, among others.
The Maldives is being represented by two Ministers in Geneva at a difficult time in its political history. In the midst of a Constitutional crisis, the Maldives has had to take difficult steps to safeguard the Constitution and ensure that civil and political rights are preserved for present and future generations.
The Government of the Maldives has welcomed the announcement by the Elections Commission of the Maldives to hold Presidential elections in September this year, and has committed to ensuring a fair and safe environment for the conduct of these elections.
Further, the Government expresses the hope that all relevant stakeholders will lend their support and cooperation to ensuring an election that is free, fair and credible, and refrain from statements and actions that can further escalate the situation, an official statement said..
(The featured image at the top shows the Maldivian delegation at the UNHRC session: Education Minister Aishath Hisham, Gender and Family Minister Zenyshah Zaki and Ambassador Hala Hameed)