International Human Rights Day

13 December 2021

Advocacy Department
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.