Delivered on 16 March 2016

Delivered by Her Excellency Dr. Hala Hameed, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary / Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations Office at Geneva



Mr. President,


The Maldives would like to welcome the distinguished delegation of SAARC neighbor – Nepal, and express its appreciation for constructive engagement in the Universal Periodic Review process.


The Maldives notes that during the interactive dialogue, 73 delegations engaged in the review of Nauru. 195 recommendations were made, of which 152 recommendations were accepted by the Government of Nepal.


The Maldives appreciates the support of Nepal on both of our two recommendations and is greatly encouraged by the country’s commitment to continue the improvement of the health and education. Keeping in mind the resource and capacity constraints of least-developed countries, encourages the Government to avail assistance of OHCHR and bilateral partners towards implementation.


We welcome the development of the National Action Plan towards implementation of the recommendations and we encourage the Government to continue in efforts toward promoting and protecting human rights in the country. We wish the delegation of Nepal every success.


Thank you, Mr. President.