Malé, 3 January 2023 (TDI): Maldives has assumed membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2023-2025 following their victory in the election conducted in New York.

The UN Human Rights Council is a body that sees the protection of the rights of people all over the world. They work hand in hand with other agencies to ensure that the right of people especially the venerable is protected.

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To ensure that the day-to-day activities of the body go well, the leadership headed by the elected head will promote all the activities of the body. Maldives has been a member of the United Nations for a long and its aim to promote human rights is well recognized.

It’s membership will be guided by the principles of human rights, democracy, governance, and climate action. All these actions and principles must follow the Foreign Policy of Maldives.

Through the three years of Maldives membership, they will work hard to promote the key areas of human rights in the true spirit of multilateralism.

Maldives will serve as a vessel in the region and the world at large in promoting the foundational and strengthening of national mechanisms and governmental institutions.

Their work to ensure that the United Nations agenda in the areas of human rights must be well assured. Maldives will have to keep all the duties assigned to them by the council as they forge ahead with the developmental agenda.

There has been continuous call all over the world for the protection of the rights of women and children and the Maldives representative has assured the council of their readiness to promote these calls.

The Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Offices in Geneva, Asim Ahmed will be as well serve as the Vice President for the Council and represent the Asia Pacific Group.

In accepting the position Ahmed express his joy for this opportunity and promised to work hard for the general well-being of everyone.