Maldives takes proactive stance in 56th UNHCR meeting, focusing on human rights and climate action

19 Jun 2024 | 22:48
Maldives in 56th meeting of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Maldives, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has announced its active participation in the 56th meeting of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), currently underway and scheduled to continue until July 12.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry confirmed the Maldives' involvement in the UNHCR meetings and sessions, emphasizing its commitment to human rights enforcement.

The nation will also be participating in the meeting of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address the challenges posed by climate change, seeking technical assistance and exploring solutions.

Discussions will also focus on enhancing women's participation and ensuring equal opportunities in international representation.

Leading the Maldives delegation is Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Salma Rasheed, accompanied by a team of high-ranking dignitaries including Counsellor Adam Hamid, Counsellor Uza.

Aminath Shifaya Ibrahim, Second Secretary Maryam Fathika Fayaz, Second Secretary Aishath Rifga, and Attaché Raaidh Saeedh from the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations Offices at Geneva.

The delegation's agenda includes participation in the Co-Group meeting to deliberate on providing judges and lawyers with the independence to carry out their duties effectively.

The Maldives' active engagement in these discussions underscores its commitment to global cooperation and advocacy for human rights and environmental sustainability on the international stage.