Delivered on: 21 September 2017

Delivered by Dr Hala Hameed, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations in Geneva

Mr President,

The Maldives welcomes the delegation of Finland to this meeting.

Mr President,

The Maldives notes Finland’s acceptance of three reccomendations made by the Maldives on strengthening education systems through the manadatory training on human rights education; and, the recommendations to effectively implement the non discriminatory policies and legislations and also on providng services for minority and migrants.

The Maldives is encouraged, by Finland’s efforts made to combat discrimination, racism and xenophobia and the allocation of budgets for better integration of minorities, such as the Roma and Sami.

My delegation wishes Finland every success!

Thank you