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 warmly welcomes the delegation of the Kingdom of Morocco to this meeting and commends the meaningful engagement with the Working Group.

Mr President,

The Maldives appreciates the support of Morocco for the one recommendation made by the Maldives.

The Maldives is also greatly encouraged by the Morocco’s efforts in advancing women’s rights in the country including its successful implementation of the government plan for gender equality 2012-2016. We also commend Morocco on its ongoing efforts in protecting the rights of the persons with disabilities through the implementation of the National Action Plan for the Social Integration of Persons with Disabilities (2008-2017).

We wish the delegation of Morocco every success and support the adoption of the UPR report.

Thank you, Mr. President.