Time in New York:
Time in Maldives:
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com

Geneva Takes a Step on the Road to Paris

Geneva—At the conclusion of the United Nations climate change negotiations here, the first in a series of meetings this year designed to advance progress toward a comprehensive international agreement at the end of the year in Paris, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Maldives’ Permanent Representative to the U.N. and Chair of…

Geneva Takes a Step on the Road to Paris Geneva Takes a Step on the Road to Paris

Maldives actively engages during the UNGA Sixty-Ninth Session

As the Sixty-ninth regular session of the United Nations General Assembly concluded its work today, the Maldives has played an active role throughout the Session. During the General Assembly Regular Session which lasted from 16 September to 29 December 2014, the Maldives delivered 45 statements and interventions, under different agenda…

Maldives: “We Do Not Want to Perish in Paris”

Lima, 11th December 2014: Maldives has urged for a decisive outcome in the UN climate negotiations taking place in Lima. Speaking at the plenary meeting of the 20th Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the…

Maldives: “We Do Not Want to Perish in Paris” Maldives: “We Do Not Want to Perish in Paris”

Maldives calls for a human rights-based approach to development

Today at the General Assembly plenary, the Maldives drew attention to the need for a human rights-based approach to development. As the Human Rights Council presented its report to the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of…

Statement by Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon on International Momentum Building for Climate Action at G20

Amidst a wave of positive announcements about plans for substantial greenhouse gas reductions and contributions to the Green Climate Fund leading up to the G20 in Australia, the Foreign Minister of the Maldives, the Hon. Dunya Maumoon, issued the following statement: “We stand at a watershed moment in the effort…

Statement by Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon on International Momentum Building for Climate Action at G20 Statement by Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon on International Momentum Building for Climate Action at G20

Maldives calls for a SIDS-specific seat on the Security Council

The Maldives has urged the inclusion of a SIDS-specific seat on the United Nations Security Council, as the debate on the Council's reform took place today at the General Assembly. The Maldives argued that a seat allocated to small island developing states is an important and necessary step towards achieving…

Maldives calls for a SIDS-specific seat on the Security Council Maldives calls for a SIDS-specific seat on the Security Council

Maldives will Chair the Alliance of Small Island States

Maldives is elected as the next Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). The decision was announced at the Ministerial Meeting of AOSIS Ministers being held in Seychelles. The Maldives was elected to preside the work of the Alliance by consensus by a plenary meeting earlier in the…

Maldives will Chair the Alliance of Small Island States Maldives will Chair the Alliance of Small Island States

"The greatest single threat to our children's future is climate change", says Maldives

The Maldives highlighted climate change as "the greatest single threat" to the future of its children, in its statement to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.  In the debate held at the Third Committee under Agenda Item, Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Children, the…

Geneva Takes a Step on the Road to Paris

Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00

gletscherruckgang_phillips-720x430Geneva—At the conclusion of the United Nations climate change negotiations here, the first in a series of meetings this year designed to advance progress toward a comprehensive international agreement at the end of the year in Paris, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Maldives’ Permanent Representative to the U.N. and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), released the following statement on behalf of the group:

Read more...

   

Maldives actively engages during the UNGA Sixty-Ninth Session

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 17:37

minister dunya at ungaAs the Sixty-ninth regular session of the United Nations General Assembly concluded its work today, the Maldives has played an active role throughout the Session.

During the General Assembly Regular Session which lasted from 16 September to 29 December 2014, the Maldives delivered 45 statements and interventions, under different agenda items focussed among others on sustainable development, social issues, human rights, and consideration of situations in the Middle East particularly in Palestine and Syria. Among statements Maldives delivered during the Session include, the promotion and protection of children’s rights, advancement of women, eradication of poverty, disarmament and measures to eliminate international terrorism. Maldives also delivered few statements on the debate on the Middles East and the issue of Palestine, condemning the continued violations of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people by Israel and urging that the State of Palestine must be granted full independence with pre-1967 borders and East Jerusalem as its capital.  Furthermore, during the debate on the United Nations Security Council reform, the Maldives stressed on the significance of a seat to be allocated to the Small Island developing states (SIDS) identifying the unique vulnerabilities of SIDS to issues of climate change which the Maldives has argued as fundamentally related to international security and stability.

Read more...

   

Maldives: “We Do Not Want to Perish in Paris”

Thursday, 11 December 2014 21:04

cop20Lima, 11th December 2014: Maldives has urged for a decisive outcome in the UN climate negotiations taking place in Lima. Speaking at the plenary meeting of the 20th Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations emphasised on the need for a negotiated text in Lima in order to arrive at a strong, legally binding climate agreement in Paris in 2015.  He said that “We do not want to be in Paris to get perished.”

He said that the Maldives as a small, low-lying island state, is among the most vulnerable and least defensible countries to the projected impacts of climate change. These countries have been subjected to to losses and damages that cannot be mitigated nor adapted to, and therefore, stressed on the establishment of a credible mechanism to address loss and damage, while at the same time emphaising equally on mitigation and adaptation.

In his statement, Ambassador Sareer gave information on the on-going water crisis in Male’ city, following a fire that cut-off the water supply last week.  He said that the water situation “is a stark example of the vulnerability of small island developing states like the Maldives that has no natural fresh water sources”.

Read more...

   

Maldives calls for a human rights-based approach to development

Monday, 17 November 2014 19:07

20141118_025457 2

Today at the General Assembly plenary, the Maldives drew attention to the need for a human rights-based approach to development. As the Human Rights Council presented its report to the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of integrating human rights as we move towards two landmark events in 2015: the post-2015 development agenda and the international climate negotiations in Paris.

Read more...

   

Statement by Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon on International Momentum Building for Climate Action at G20

Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00

dmagwomenday14Amidst a wave of positive announcements about plans for substantial greenhouse gas reductions and contributions to the Green Climate Fund leading up to the G20 in Australia, the Foreign Minister of the Maldives, the Hon. Dunya Maumoon, issued the following statement:

“We stand at a watershed moment in the effort to address climate change. After decades of false starts and broken promises, the world is finally starting to see the central components of meaningful agreement come together in time for the U.N. climate negotiations in Lima at the end of the month, which is meant to lay the ground work for a legally binding agreement, applicable to all parties, next year in Paris.

“The announcement that the world’s two biggest emitters, the U.S. and China, are serious about putting the world on a sustainable energy pathway, will help revive confidence in the international community’s ability to address this crisis.

Read more...

   

Page 1 of 34

 

un_women_logo_smallgrey

Gallery

First Secretary Hassan Hussain Shihab.jpg H.E. Ahmed Sareer.png H.E. Ahmed Sareer.jpg Deputy Permanent Representative Jeffrey Salim Waheed for Maldives.jpg President Waheed in the Plenary.jpg Amb Sareer with UN SG Ban Ki-moon.jpg H.E. Dr. Waheed at Yale.jpg Amb Sareer with UN SG Ban Ki-moon Presenting his Credentials.jpg H.E. Ahmed Sareer in the Security Council.jpg H.E. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed with President Obama.jpg Deputy Permanent Representative Jeffrey Salim Waheed.jpg

Announcement

The Embassy of the Maldives invites all Maldivians living in the United States to kindly register with the Embassy. The Embassy hopes that the registration would enable the Embassy to extend all possible assistance to them whenever the need arises. 


Registration could be done either by calling the Embassy, by e-mail, or by filling out our form. Contact us HERE.

Invest Maldives, the government agency entrusted with promoting, licensing and registering foreign investments in the country, is the first port of call for all foreigners keen to invest in the Maldives.

Launch Site

Official website for the Maldives Tourism Board. Your source of information for Maldives resorts, hotels, safari live-aboard and guest houses information and travel agents listing.

Launch Site

The primary role of the Ministry is to foster warm and close relations with the international community and to communicate the interests and aspirations of the people of the Maldives.

Launch Site