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ICT has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the Maldives

The pervasion of information and communications technology across the Maldivian society has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the country, says His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations.  Mobile subscriptions in the Maldives stand at a staggering total of…

ICT has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the Maldives ICT has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the Maldives

Maldives reiterates its commitment towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all through closer international partnerships

Maldives has reaffirmed its commitment "towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all, leading to a compassionate society” through closer partnerships with the global community. This was emphasized by Her Excellency Dr Aishath Shiham, Minister for Education of the Republic of Maldives, at the 47th Session of the Commission…

Maldives reiterates its commitment towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all through closer international partnerships Maldives reiterates its commitment towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all through closer international partnerships

Maldives accords zero tolerance towards violence against women.

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations addressed the situation of women and girls at the Commission on the Status of Women, during the general discussion of its 58th Session. During the discussion, Ambassador Sareer said that the Maldives has set forth two…

A renewed global partnership is an imperative if SDGs were to be successful, says Maldives

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations has said that “a renewed global partnership, a more action-oriented update of MDG8 is an imperative”, for the success of Sustainable Development Goals.  He was commenting on the document containing preliminary focus areas for the SDGs at the…

A renewed global partnership is an imperative if SDGs were to be successful, says Maldives A renewed global partnership is an imperative if SDGs were to be successful, says Maldives

Climate Change the biggest threat, Oceans biggest potential for Maldives and other SIDS

.. During a roundtable discussion at the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development's New York Office, H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, highlighted the importance of the topics of Oceans and marine resources for Sustainable Development of Maldives and other Small Island Developing…

SIDS Conference, a pivotal moment for global partnership to build resilience, says Maldives.

The Maldives says that the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States presents a pivotal moment for global partnership to build resilience and improve the life of the peoples of SIDS. The statement was delivered by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United…

Gender parity must be holistic in its approach towards sustainable development, says Maldives.

“Gender parity must be a part of broader context of holistic and sustainable development rather than purely a means to advancement”, says the Maldives. The statement was made by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations while speaking at the 8th Session of the…

A Post-2015 Agenda that does not reflect a central role for Oceans would be meaningless for the Maldives

H.E. Ambassador Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives, alongside President Remengesau of Palau and other Small Island State Representatives, highlighted the importance of Oceans in a statement at the side event : "Healthy Oceans and Seas: a Way Forward". The enthusiastically attended and highly visible event was co-hosted…

A Post-2015 Agenda that does not reflect a central role for Oceans would be meaningless for the Maldives A Post-2015 Agenda that does not reflect a central role for Oceans would be meaningless for the Maldives

ICT has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the Maldives

Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

The pervasion of information and communications technology across the Maldivian society has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the country, says His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations.  Mobile subscriptions in the Maldives stand at a staggering total of over 560,000 in a population of about 350,000. While 38 per cent of the population uses Internet, the usage of social media is pervasive and significantly higher than most developing countries, with almost all Internet users having Facebook accounts. The Am

ador made the statement while chairing a segment at the 14th Infopoverty World Conference, held at the sidelines of the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development.

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Maldives reiterates its commitment towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all through closer international partnerships

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 00:00

Minister Aishath Shiham of Maldives Addressing CPD 47

Maldives has reaffirmed its commitment "towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all, leading to a compassionate society” through closer partnerships with the global community. This was emphasized by Her Excellency Dr Aishath Shiham, Minister for Education of the Republic of Maldives, at the 47th Session of the Commission on Social Development.

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Maldives accords zero tolerance towards violence against women.

Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

amb csw2His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations addressed the situation of women and girls at the Commission on the Status of Women, during the general discussion of its 58th Session.

During the discussion, Ambassador Sareer said that the Maldives has set forth two key visions with regards to women and equality. One is regarding empowerment of women in economic, political sphere, and the other is zero tolerance towards violence against women. Under these key visions, targets and milestones have been identified and are being addressed routinely. It is through these initiatives, the Maldives hopes to succeed in the ultimate goal of achieving parity for women.

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A renewed global partnership is an imperative if SDGs were to be successful, says Maldives

Monday, 03 March 2014 00:00

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations has said that “a renewed global partnership, a more action-oriented update of MDG8 is an imperative”, for the success of Sustainable Development Goals.  He was commenting on the document containing preliminary focus areas for the SDGs at the 9th Session of the Open Working Group. Maldives stated that the SDG framework should be interdependent, cohesive and aspirational in nature and must include a clear means of implementation.

Outlining the Maldives' general position on the way forward, Ambassador Sareer said that the formulation of the SDGs should be guided by the Rio+20 Outcome document, the lessons learnt from the Millennium Development Goals and must avoid isolated sectoral approaches. He recognized poverty eradication as an underlying goal of the SDGs and said that other development gains are linked with this objective, especially food security, nutrition, health, sanitation, water, energy, education and employment.

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Climate Change the biggest threat, Oceans biggest potential for Maldives and other SIDS

Monday, 03 March 2014 00:00

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During a roundtable discussion at the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development's New York Office, H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, highlighted the importance of the topics of Oceans and marine resources for Sustainable Development of Maldives and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

When asked about the biggest current threat and challenge for Maldives and other SIDS, Ambassador Sareer names climate change, sea level rise and beach erosion. Relating to everyday experiences by Maldivian people, he said that there is a clear increase in the frequency and magnitude of flooding and draught. The Ambassador also noted that freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce and that the process of providing potable water to a third of the country’s islands during the dry season through transport by boat was using up a lot of the government’s financial resources.

Turning the debate to Oceans, Ambassador Sareer highlighted that Maldives, together with other SIDS has worked consistently to include this vital topic in the Sustainable Development Agenda, first in Rio+20 and then in the Preparatory Meetings leading up to the 2014 SIDS Conference in Samoa. He reiterated his delegation’s call for a stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal on Oceans as absolutely critical for Maldives.

When asked about domestic measures taken in Maldives on Sustainable Development of Oceans, the Ambassador talked about Maldives' extraordinary pledge to make the whole country a UNESCO biosphere reserve by 2017. He further added Maldives' traditional fishing practices, pole and line fishing, was traditionally recognized as sustainable as well as recent legislation to ban shark fishing and finning as clear signs of a domestic commitment to Ocean conservation.

   

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