The 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council commenced in Geneva, this morning. The session will continue for three weeks, and will end on 6th of July 2018. Similar to previous sessions, the Maldives delegation will actively engage in this session. The Maldives will contribute to panel discussions and interactive dialogues as well as participate at the discussions of some the key resolutions during the session.

The United Nations Human Rights Council concluded its 36th Session today in Geneva. The delegation of the Republic of Maldives delivered 18 statements, and contributed to the negotiations of the 35 resolutions and 1 decision adopted during the session. The session also established the appointment of 7 special procedure mandate holders and 7 members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee and adopted the official report for the 36th Session.

At the Human Rights Council today, the Maldives once again has raised its voice in the plight of the Palestinian people.

In response to the recent changes regarding travel advice to the Maldives on the UK Government website, Ambassador to the United Kingdom Ahmed Shiaan stated:



Maldives urges Myanmar authorities to fully cooperate with UN agencies to relieve the suffering of Rohingya Muslims


19 September 2017; Ambassador Hala Hameed, Maldives Permanent Representative in Geneva, called on Myanmar authorities to fully cooperate with the UN Fact Finding Mission and to also cooperate with all relevant UN Agencies and stakeholders to provide humanitarian assistance to the suffering population of Rohingya. The Ambassador made these remarks in her Statement to the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Interactive Dialogue with the Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar held today in Geneva.