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The Maldives emphasizes on the need to be objective and accurate in compiling UN Reports

New York: 8 October 2017: The Government of Maldives takes note of the Report of the Secretary-General issued on 6 October 2017 entitled "Children in Armed Conflict". In the Report, the Secretary General notes the substantive progress that the Coalition has made in their efforts to protect the lives, rights, and…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

3 October 2017, New York Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed today underscored that the act of terrorism should have no place in the civilized world. He particularly condemned, all acts of terrorism, committed in the name of Islam. Ambassador Mohamed made the remarks…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

"Inclusivity is the cornerstone of my Government's social development policies"- Permanent Representative at the UNGA Third Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed briefed on the efforts of the Government of Maldives to improve the lives of women, children, youth, poor, the elderly and persons with disabilities, during the Third Committee debate on the issue…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed today highlighted economic progress of the Maldives and noted key areas in which the UN can play an important role in the economic development of countries. While nothing the significant contribution of…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA

23 September 2017, New York, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim, while speaking at the General Debate of the United Nations Seventy Second Session, stated that unpredictable weather, more frequent and intense natural disasters, unprecedented temperatures, are the norm rather than exception. He emphasized on the importance of cooperation,…

'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA 'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA

Minister Thoriq Ibrahim participates in the Side-Event on harnessing synergies between 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement

22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, today participated at a High Level Event on harnessing the synergies between the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement organised by UN-DESA and OHRLLS. Speaking at the event, Minister highlighted the the importance of having…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, met with the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Tariq Al Gurg, of Dubai Cares this afternoon at the side-lines of the High Level Segment of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. During the meeting, Minister…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim delivered a keynote address at a Side-Event hosted by the New York University entitled "We'll Always Have Paris...Right?" today. The speakers highlighted on the withdrawal of the United States of America from the Paris Agreement and likely impacts…

We'll Always Have Paris...Right? We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

Minister Thoriq meets with Minister of Climate Change and Environment of UAE

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22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, met with the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of UAE, Mr. Thani Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi this morning.

At the meeting held at the Permanent Mission of UAE, both Ministers discussed on strengthening cooperation on climate change related issues and other issues of mutual interest.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Minister Asim calls on the Government of Myanmar to respect its human rights obligations under International Law

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:17

22 September 2017, New York, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim participated in the Annual OIC Foreign Minister's meeting held on the margins of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

While speaking at the meeting, Minister Asim reflected on some of the pressing challenges faced by the Muslim world and called for urgent action, particularly on the issue of Rohingya Muslims. He called on the Government of Myanmar to respect its human rights obligations under international law, international humanitarian law and human rights covenants. He further called on the Muslim Ummah to take appropriate steps to stop the genocide and ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State. Minister noted that the Maldives has launched nationwide activities to raise funds to help the Rohingya Muslims and added that the Government has also ceased all trade ties with Myanmar, until it takes measures to prevent the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims.

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Minister Shainee meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:16

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22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Mohamed Shainee met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, Ms. Aurelia Frick this afternoon.

At the meeting held at the United Nations Headquarters, both Ministers discussed on strengthening cooperation between Maldives and Liechtenstein on areas of mutual interest.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Strength in the Group of G77 and China is Unity in Diversity, says Minister Asim

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:14

g7722 Septmber 2017, New York, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim participated in the Annual Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China, held on the margins of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

During Minister Asim's Speech, he expressed gratitude for the solidarity offered by the G77, for small states like the Maldives. '...together, the group has made significant strides throughout the negotiation for the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction' he said.

While appreciating the Group's diversity, Minister Asim also condemned the atrocities taking place in the Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar and called on the Government of Myanmar to bring an end to the atrocities. 'Together we raise the voice of the voiceless and the marginalized. Every day we distract ourselves from the big picture by looking inwards, is truly a day lost in vain' he said.

The Group of 77 was established on 15 June 1964, by seventy-seven developing countries, to promote the collective economic interests of its members.

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The Maldives hosts the Side-Event on "Countering Violent Extremism: Promoting Community Level Prevention"

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:12

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22 September 2017, New York, The Maldives hosted a Side-Event entitled "Countering Violent Extremism: Promoting Community Level Prevention" at the margins of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly this afternoon. The event was held in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations. The event was moderated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim.

During Minister Asim's speech, he stated that no country is immune from the threat of Violent extremism and that it spreads fear, hate, and it challenges the States, and the democratic order in the country. Minister stated that extremists propagate ideology of hate and division, ideologies that reject the Islamic teachings and the values of democratic, progressive, and inclusive societies.

Minister further briefed the delegations on the efforts by the government to combat violent extremism. He said that the comprehensive policy of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, unequivocally condemns all forms of support for, and participation in, any acts of terrorism and

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