Maldives delegation actively participated at the 40th Session of Human Rights Council

The 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council concluded today in Geneva. The Maldives delegation actively contributed to the 4 week session that started on 25 February 2019 with the High Level Segment. The Delegation of Maldives delivered 21 formal statements and actively participated in the negotiation of the 29 resolutions adopted during […]

“The Maldives has changed. On 23rd September 2018, the people of the Maldives elected democracy into office.” – Minister Shahid

      Addressing the High Level Segment of the Fortieth Session of the Human Rights Council, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, emphasised on the democratic change the Maldives is presently going through, with the new government having assumed office on 17th November 2018. Minister Shahid speaking about the Maldives said […]

Maldives delegation to actively participate at the 32nd Session of the Universal Period Review

The 32nd Session of the Universal Periodic Review commenced at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on 21st January 2019. This two-week session concludes on 1st February 2019. In line with the priority the Maldives accords to the UN Human Rights Council and its mechanisms, the delegation of the Republic of Maldives will actively participate […]

2018 World Food Day Event

Ambassador Hala hameed participates as a panelist and shared challenges faced in the context of Climate Change to the Maldives at the 2018 World Food Day Event held  on 16 October 2018 at Palais de Nations . The event was organized by the Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in  […]

The Maldives delegation actively participated at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council

  28 September 2018, Geneva, Switzerland; The United Nations Human Rights Council concluded its 39th Session today in Geneva. The delegation of the Republic of Maldives delivered 13 statements, and contributed to the negotiations of the of the 23 resolutions and 1 decision adopted during the session. The Session also established the appointment of 3 […]

Provisional Results announced in Presidential Elections

The Elections Commission of Maldives has announced provisional results of the elections to elect the President of the Maldives, for the next five years. Candidate of the Maldivian Democratic Party, Member of Parliament Honourable Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, won the election, having received 134,616 votes. Candidate of the Progressive Party of the Maldives, incumbent President Abdulla […]


President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has, while accepting the provisional results by the Elections Commission, conceded the 2018 Presidential Election to President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. While addressing the nation this afternoon, the President noted that he would continue to serve until the end of the current Presidential term and work to ensure a smooth transition […]

The Presidential Election will be open to international Observers and monitors, says Elections Commission

In a statement released today, the Elections Commission has stated that 38 delegates from 11 International Organisations will act as International Observers at the upcoming Presidential Election to be held on the 23rd of September 2018. This includes representatives from the Elections Commissions of Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Romania, Thailand, Malaysia, Palestine, Hungary, as well as from […]