Delivered on  12 November 2018

Delivered by Ms Aishath Shahula, First Secretary


Thank you, Mr. President,

The Maldives warmly welcomes the high-level delegation of Belize to this third cycle of UPR review and thanks the delegation for their presentation today.

The Maldives commends Belize for enforcing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Prohibition Act (CSEC) in January 2013 which gives effect to and implements the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

In a constructive spirit, the Maldives recommends that the Government of Belize:

  1. Continue to implement socioeconomic developmental policies to empower and safeguard the rights of youth

We wish Belize every success at this Review.

Thank you, Mr. President