Delivered on 16 March 2017

Delivered by Ms Aishath Shahula, First Secretary of Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Mr. President,

The Maldives welcomes the delegation of Uganda to this Council session. We thank the delegation for its update on the review and appreciate its meaningful engagement with the Working Group.

We are also happy to note that Uganda is dedicated to fulfilling its human rights obligations, including measures to protect the rights of women.

The Maldives further recommends Uganda to expedite its efforts to ensure eradication of child labor and increase efforts to eliminate child marriage.

We wish the delegation of Uganda success in the implementation of the recommendations.

Thank you, Mr. President.