Delivered on 16 March 2017

Delivered by Dr Hala Hameed, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Thank you Mr. President.

The Maldives warmly welcomes the delegation of Moldova to this meeting. We thank the delegation for the update on the review and appreciate Moldova’s constructive engagement with the Working Group.

The Maldives appreciates the support of Moldova on the three recommendations made by the Maldives; on protection of the human rights of persons with disabilities; and to continue to ensure legal protection for women and girls subjected to gender-based violence and trafficking.

My delegation notes the efforts by Moldova on the protection of the rights of the child. We are also greatly encouraged by the country’s efforts to strengthen its legislative framework to combat torture and its commitment to create a new national human rights action plan that would strengthen the role of stakeholders in implementing human rights policies.

We wish the delegation of Moldova success in the implementation of the recommendations set before it. Thank you, Mr. President.