President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that Maldives is extremely proud to have won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
After the announcement was made that the Maldives has won a seat on the UNHRC for 2023-2025, President Solih took to twitter, to express how proud Maldives is to have won a seat on the council.
He also congratulated the Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid and the Maldivian Foreign Affairs team for the proud win.
The President also stated that human rights and the fundamental equality and freedom of all are core aspects of Maldivian democracy.
The Maldives won a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council in the voting held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
The election saw 17 countries competing for 14 vacant seats. The Maldives competed in the Group of Asia-Pacific States, for one of the 4 vacant seats.
The Maldives won with 154 votes, out of a total of 189 votes cast. Along with the Maldives, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Kyrgyzstan also won seats in the Asia-Pacific Group.
The 47 members at the United Nations Human Rights Council not only reflect the United Nation’s diversity, but it gives the Council legitimacy when speaking out on human rights violations in all countries.
Members serve for a period of three years and are not eligible for immediate re-election after serving two consecutive terms.
The new members will start their terms on January 1, 2023.