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

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…

Maldives calls on the United Nations to guarantee the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people

“The right to self-determination is a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights,” said the Maldives today, citing last year’s General Assembly resolution. Addressing the Third Committee at the General Assembly, the Maldives called on the United Nations to accept its responsibility to facilitate the progressive…

Maldives calls on the United Nations to guarantee the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people Maldives calls on the United Nations to guarantee the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people

Maldives stresses the need to effectively integrate social protection into climate adaptation agenda

"Poverty eradication is indeed a matter of human rights," the Maldives said today at the Third Committee's session with the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. In its response to the Special Rapporteur's report on social protection floors, the Maldives reiterated its commitment to achieving universal social protection…

Maldives stresses the need to effectively integrate social protection into climate adaptation agenda Maldives stresses the need to effectively integrate social protection into climate adaptation agenda

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...

   

Commonwealth SG welcomes election of Maldives and Seychelles as next Chairs of AOSIS

Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Commonwealth SGThe Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has welcomed the election of Maldives and Seychelles as the next two successive Chairs of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a negotiation coalition of small island and coastal states and observers from across Africa, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, Pacific, and the South China Sea.

Read more...

   

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

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00

Deputy Permanent Representative Jeffrey Salim Waheed speaks for Maldives on UN Security Council RefomrThe 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 equitable representation at the Council.

The Maldives drew attention to the legitimacy deficit facing the Security Council, given that certain regions and groups of States have been under-represented in the non-permanent membership and completely excluded from the permanent membership of the Council. Even though all UN Member States are technically eligible to run for a seat, in practice few small states have success due to the prohibitive cost of campaigning for election.

 

Read more...

   

Page 1 of 34

 

un_women_logo_smallgrey

Gallery

President Waheed in the Plenary.jpg H.E. Ahmed Sareer.jpg Voting for Maldives Re-Election to the UN HRC.JPG Amb Sareer with US President Obama.jpg Amb Sareer with UN SG Ban Ki-moon Presenting his Credentials.jpg Vice President Waheed Deen.jpg President Waheed.jpg H.E. Dr. Waheed at Yale.jpg H.E. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed with President Obama.jpg H.E. Ahmed Sareer in the Security Council.jpg Deputy Permanent Representative Jeffrey Salim Waheed for Maldives.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