An official ceremony was held on 12th December
to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Human Rights Commission of the
Maldives and to mark the International Human Rights Day. HE. President Ibrahim
Mohamed Solih was the chief guest of the ceremony. Speaking at the ceremony,
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih assured all Maldivians that the government
will fulfill its responsibilities in providing and protecting human rights, as
hoped for by the country's young generation.
The President of the Human Rights Commission of the
Maldives, Mariyam Muna, and the Secretary General of the Commission also spoke
at the event. In her speech, the president stated that the Commission
will empower all Maldivians to establish a culture of respect for human
rights to uphold human rights in accordance with the Constitution, laws, and
international and regional human rights instruments. In this regard, the
President emphasized the significance of the commission's efforts over the last
year to establish a culture of respect for human rights.
The ceremony also marked the launch of the commission's
new website, and a program for Human Rights Certification of Business to
promote the corporate responsibility to respect human rights.
Commission also awarded
certificates of appreciation to parties that contributed and assisted the
commission in the year 2021.