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Maldives urges the introduction of a special category for Small Island Developing States at the United Nations

The Maldives called on the United Nations to establish a special category to address the unique and particular challenges Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face. “Special situations call for special solutions”, said H.E Mr Ahmed Sareer during his statement at the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly. The Maldives…

The Maldives urges greater transparency in the UN Security Council, calling for democratization and consultation with the entire UN Membership

Speaking at the open debate on the Council’s Working Methods, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, said that in keeping with the mandate of the Council derived from article 24 of the UN Charter; “there is an obligation among every member of…

The Maldives urges greater transparency in the UN Security Council, calling for democratization and consultation with the entire UN Membership The Maldives urges greater transparency in the UN Security Council, calling for democratization and consultation with the entire UN Membership

Israeli occupation has no place in the modern world and the State of Palestine must be recognized, asserts Maldives at the United Nations Security Council

Today the Maldives has joined the global chorus of voices condemning the violence in the Middle East and especially the State of Palestine, as the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on the subject. Speaking at the open debate, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the…

Joint Readout of the First Meeting under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Maldives

Malé, Maldives – Senior officials from the Governments of the United States and Republic of Maldives met today under the United States-Maldives Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to launch their trade dialogue and evaluate developments in our trade and investment relationship.  The officials discussed a wide range of trade…

Joint Readout of the First Meeting under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the  Government of the Republic of Maldives Joint Readout of the First Meeting under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the  Government of the Republic of Maldives

Maldives condemns acts of terrorism and asserts not to associate terrorism with any religion or culture

Maldives has condemned all acts, methods and practices of terrorism as well as stated that terrorism should not be associated with any religion or culture, during the debate on “Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism” at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Noting that terrorism coupled with fanaticism…

Maldives condemns acts of terrorism and asserts not to associate terrorism with any religion or culture Maldives condemns acts of terrorism and asserts not to associate terrorism with any religion or culture

Maldives calls for a people-centred development agenda, inclusive of both young and the ageing

Maldives emphasized the need for holistic, inclusive development that puts people at the centre as it highlighted the country’s priorities as the general debate began on social development at the Third Committee of the 69th Session of the General Assembly.  In its statement, the Maldives noted that the Government of…

Maldives committed to the implementation of ICPD Program of Action

During the Follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the Plenary of the 69th session of the General Assembly, H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer delivered a statement on the new Secretary General's Report on this issue. At the 20th anniversary of the Programme…

The Second Committee's work during this year takes place "on the cusp of many decisions that will act as guardrails for our common path through the Anthropocene" says Maldives

During the annual general debate of the Second Committee, the Maldives set out its priorities for the current session of the General Assembly, that will lay the groundwork for the crucial agreements to be reached in 2015 on climate change and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Referring to the recently held…

Maldives urges the introduction of a special category for Small Island Developing States at the United Nations

Thursday, 23 October 2014 19:15

2com agenda 22The Maldives called on the United Nations to establish a special category to address the unique and particular challenges Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face. “Special situations call for special solutions”, said H.E Mr Ahmed Sareer during his statement at the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly.

The Maldives noted that small island nations are exposed to particular vulnerabilities and long-term challenges, such as climate change and associated sea-level rise, coral bleaching and coastal erosion. In addition, the smallness and remoteness of island states preclude economies of scale and cause significant transportation costs. The Maldives called on Member States to acknowledge the special situation and the associated particular needs of SIDS.

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Maldivian Candidate Wins Second Term on Anti-torture Body

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Maldives Judge SujuneGeneva; Maldivian Judge Aisha Shujune Muhammad, the Judge at the Civil Court of Maldives was re-elected today to the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) today. She was elected to the SPT with 63 out of 70 valid ballots cast, at the elections held at the Fifth Meeting of the States Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) in Geneva.

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The Maldives urges greater transparency in the UN Security Council, calling for democratization and consultation with the entire UN Membership

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Ambassador Ahmed Sareer speaking on Working Methods accompanied by Deputy Permanent Representative of Maldives Jeffrey Salim WaheedSpeaking at the open debate on the Council’s Working Methods, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, said that in keeping with the mandate of the Council derived from article 24 of the UN Charter; “there is an obligation among every member of the Council to ensure that every decision is transparent and in the best interests of the global community.”

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Israeli occupation has no place in the modern world and the State of Palestine must be recognized, asserts Maldives at the United Nations Security Council

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00

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Today the Maldives has joined the global chorus of voices condemning the violence in the Middle East and especially the State of Palestine, as the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on the subject.

Speaking at the open debate, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations said that “the United Nations resolutions and subsequent negotiations have made clear that the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 has no place in the modern world, and that the State of Palestine must be recognized”.  He further urged that the State of Palestine must be granted full independence with its pre-1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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Joint Readout of the First Meeting under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Maldives

Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

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Malé, Maldives – Senior officials from the Governments of the United States and Republic of Maldives met today under the United States-Maldives Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to launch their trade dialogue and evaluate developments in our trade and investment relationship.  The officials discussed a wide range of trade and investment issues including the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), labor and worker rights’ issues, trade promotion efforts, intellectual property rights, fishery and other exports, and Maldives’ plans for attracting significant foreign investment.  Progress on all of these trade and investment issues is expected to foster economic growth, providing a strong foundation for inclusive economic development in Maldives and improved trade relations between the two countries.

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