Delivered by 21 September 2017

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

Mr President,

The Maldives welcomes the delegation Republic of Indonesia and thanks them for their update at the review. We are also encouraged by the participation of 101 countries during the review.

Mr President,

My delegation welcomes Indonesia’s acceptance of the 2 recommendations made by the Maldives. We are also greatly encouraged by the country’s launch of the National Strategy on Elimination of Violence against Children (2016-2020) and the drafting of the bill on gender equality as efforts to protect some of the most vulnerable groups in the society.

The Maldives delegation also welcomes Indonesia’s Child Friendly Cities’ programme as efforts to improve family welfare with the inclusion of basic health and education that are easily accessible. We also applaud the improvement of different educational aspects the country has made.

We wish the delegation of Indonesia success in the implementation of the recommendations made.

Thank you, Mr. President