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One-size-does NOT fit-all

New York – 18 May 2015 – The Maldives, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), spoke today during the Session on Review and Follow-up of the post-2015 development agenda. The Maldives pointed out that the follow up and review framework that will be established must recognises…

One-size-does NOT fit-all One-size-does NOT fit-all

All countries should promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, with developed countries taking the lead

New York – 15 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, underscored in the event on Sustainable Consumption and Production as a pathway for sustainable development of SIDS that sustained economic and social progress can be reached while taking the environmental pillar of sustainability fully into account.…

Maldives proactively engaged in combating and eliminating the scourge of drugs from society

New York – 7 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, intervened during the High-level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly in support of the process towards the 2016 special session on the World Drug Problem. The Maldives underscored that despite the valiant efforts of all countries…

Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements

Geneva; Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have praised Maldives for the tremendous progress it has achieved in the promotion and protection of human rights. The comments were made during the Maldives’ review of the UPR at the Council. Countries specifically noted the efforts aimed at strengthening the…

Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements

Maldives calls on all countries, big and small alike, to stand together, side by side to listen to the continue calling for peace and disarmament

New York – 30 April 2015 – During the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, spoke with regards to the topic of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education. Mr. Waheed pointed clearly out that it has been…

Maldives calls on all countries, big and small alike, to stand together, side by side to listen to the continue calling for peace and disarmament

New York – 30 April 2015 – During the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, spoke with regards to the topic of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education. Mr. Waheed cleaerly pointed out that it has been…

Maldives calls on all countries, big and small alike, to stand together, side by side to listen to the continue calling for peace and disarmament Maldives calls on all countries, big and small alike, to stand together, side by side to listen to the continue calling for peace and disarmament

Climate change is one of the most important issues that we have to address when discussing sustainability

New York – 27 April 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, hold an intervention during the Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature to commemorate the International Mother Earth Day on the 27th of April 2015. When discussing sustainability, one of the most important…

Climate change is one of the most important issues that we have to address when discussing sustainability Climate change is one of the most important issues that we have to address when discussing sustainability

What can children and youth teach us about bringing peace to the world?

New York – 23 April 2015 – Today, during the Open Debate of the Security Council, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer Permanent Representative spoke with regards to “The Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace”. Mr. Sareer pays attention to the effect of terrorism sweeping around the world.…

What can children and youth teach us about bringing peace to the world? What can children and youth teach us about bringing peace to the world?

One-size-does NOT fit-all

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New York – 18 May 2015 – The Maldives, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), spoke today during the Session on Review and Follow-up of the post-2015 development agenda.

The Maldives pointed out that the follow up and review framework that will be established must recognises the primacy of national ownership of development, while taking into account that one-size-does NOT fit-all by saying that national priorities, circumstances and capabilities must be taken into account fully.

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All countries should promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, with developed countries taking the lead

Friday, 15 May 2015 00:00

2015.05.15 - scp as a pathway for sustainable development of sidsNew York – 15 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, underscored in the event on Sustainable Consumption and Production as a pathway for sustainable development of SIDS that sustained economic and social progress can be reached while taking the environmental pillar of sustainability fully into account.

In the remarks the Maldives pointed out the Tourism Master Plans that are aimed at preserving and protecting the natural resource base, heritage and culture while at the same time introducing green technologies, sustainable energy sourcing, and carbon emission reduction methods for the tourism industry.

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Maldives proactively engaged in combating and eliminating the scourge of drugs from society

Thursday, 07 May 2015 00:00

2015.05.07 - stop drugs handNew York – 7 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, intervened during the High-level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly in support of the process towards the 2016 special session on the World Drug Problem.

The Maldives underscored that despite the valiant efforts of all countries to counteract the World Drug Problem, it still continues to pose a serious threat, directly and indirectly to the health, safety and well-being of all human beings. The country recognises the unique challenges that the battle against drugs pose and cooperates therefore closely with international stakeholders to introduce and enforce specialised legislation on drugs.

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Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:42

uprclosing060515Geneva; Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have praised Maldives for the tremendous progress it has achieved in the promotion and protection of human rights. The comments were made during the Maldives’ review of the UPR at the Council.

Countries specifically noted the efforts aimed at strengthening the legal structure to create a conducive environment for the realization of human rights and more specifically, recognized the remarkable achievements Maldives has made in strengthening the legal framework to protect the vulnerable groups namely; children and persons with disabilities.

Delegations also noted the progress attained by the Maldives in safeguarding women’s rights; especially the enactment of the Domestic Violence Act, the Prevention of the Sexual Harassment and Abuse Act, and Sexual Offences Act, as legal shields that protect women from violence and sexual abuse.

The Human Rights Council also recognized the strides Maldives has made in ensuring that highest attainable standard of health care to its citizens. The introduction of universal health insurance was marked as a key milestone in the provision of affordable and access to health care for all people irrespective of their socio-economic background.

On Education, several members of the countries commended Maldives for offering free education up to higher secondary level, and free local and international exams to all children, adopting a policy of “No Child Left Behind”.

Maldives was also recognized by the Human Rights Council for being the only MDG+ country in South Asia. This is a nod towards the progress and achievements Maldives gained in the human development dimension of the country. Similarly, applauding the Maldives for leading the voice of Small Island Developing States as the Chair of AOSIS, members of the countries commended Maldives for its efforts in advocating the rights of small island developing states. Over 100 countries spoke at the Maldives review tonight.

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Maldives calls on all countries, big and small alike, to stand together, side by side to listen to the continue calling for peace and disarmament

Thursday, 30 April 2015 00:00

New York – 30 April 2015 – During the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, spoke with regards to the topic of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education.

Mr. Waheed cleaerly pointed out that it has been forty-five years since the international community decided to rid the world of nuclear weapons, however till the day of today nuclear weapons are still around. While the Maldives welcomes the progress and every step forward, it states that it cannot rest until the dangers of nuclear proliferation are completely eliminated, and the existing stockpiles are drastically reduced and eventually destroyed.

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