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Maldives Mission hosts "Haveeru Sai" at the United Nations

7 May 2018, New York; The Permanent Mission of Maldives to the UN hosted today, an event entitled "Haveeru Sai" at the United Nations. The purpose of the event was to share information about the sustainable fishing methods, and tuna fisheries in the Maldives, as well as share Maldivian delicacies…

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Maldives calls for efficient cross-pillar coordination in peacebuilding efforts

25 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim today, called for greater coordination between the pillars of the United Nations, so that maximum benefits could be reaped in peacebuilding efforts. Speaking at the Interactive Dialogue of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace,…

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Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia

25 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia Ousainou Darboe, in New York, on the sidelines of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly. The…

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Minister Asim meets with the League of Arab States

25 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the League of Arab States today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of League. The Minister highlighted the historic links between the Maldives and the Arab…

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Minister Asim meets with the Pacific Small Island Developing States

24 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the Pacific Small Island Developing States today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of PSIDS. In this regard, he highlighted the close links between the Maldives and…

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Minister Asim met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey

24 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in New York, on the sidelines of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly. Both Ministers…

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The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

24 April 2018, New York, Speaking at the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted the changing nature of threats that are leading to instability impacting the peace and endangering security. In particular…

The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

Minister Asim meets with several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations

23 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with several Permanent Representatives in New York today, to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially with regard to the United Nations Security Council. The Maldives is campaigning for support in its bid to become a…

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Women empowerment and gender equality continue as priorities for the Maldives.

Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

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Women empowerment and gender equality are priority areas for the Maldives and will continue as flagship issues for the Maldives in all areas of its work, says the Maldives. The statement was made by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations while speaking at the First Regular Session of 2014 of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women).

Ambassador Sareer stated that women's leadership and participation are central to advancing peace and security as well as gender equality goals. He highlighted the role played by UN-Women at all levels, including with the Maldives, on on-going programs by increasing the participation of women in political life as well as gender sensitive budgeting. The Maldives, as an Executive Board member, reaffirmed its support to the realization of the UN-Women’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2017.

The Maldives statement further welcomed the recommendations made in the UN-Women Management Response to the thematic evaluation on the contribution of UN-Women, to increase women’s leadership and participation in peace and security and humanitarian response. Ambassador Sareer called on more wealthy countries to increase their contributions to the UN-Women to facilitate the commendable work undertaken by the Entity.


   

Sustainability, Climate Change and Development Cannot Be Isolated says Maldives

Friday, 10 January 2014 16:32

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Sustainability, Climate Change and Development are inherently intertwined and cannot be viewed in isolation of each other, says Maldives.  The statement was made by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations while speaking at the 7th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

Ambassador Sareer stated that the Maldives considers climate change as more than a cross cutting issue rather it is the enabling environment for progress in sustainable development.  For the Maldives and other Small Island States, he said, whichever way the Millennium Development Goals or any new set of Sustainable Development Goals is approached, climate change will remain a threat to the mere survival of these countries.

Therefore, he called on the United Nations system for a more dependable, consistent and ambitious approach to addressing Climate Change while working towards achieving a new global agreement on climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris 2015 as well as making use of the synergies and inter-linkages with topics like transport, energy, sustainable consumption and production, and the oceans.

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Parliament Passes Bill Criminalizing Human Trafficking

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 00:00

Maldives Pledges to Eliminate Human TraffickingThe People’s Majlis (Parliament) passed an Anti Human Trafficking Bill today, making trafficking in persons a criminal offence in the Republic of Maldives. The enactment of measures enshrined in the bill ensures added protection for the victims of trafficking. Once the bill is enacted, perpetrators who are convicted of trafficking will face 10 to 15 year jail sentences. The bill also criminalizes offenses such as forced labour and fraudulent recruitment practices and labels them as acts of human trafficking. Her Excellency Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Maldives, noted the passing of the bill by Parliament as important, not only to prevent and combat human trafficking in the Maldives, but also to bring justice for trafficked persons. She stated that “we believe that these severe penalties will serve as a deterrent to potential perpetrators.”

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Dunya Maumoon Appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sunday, 17 November 2013 18:00


Minister Dunya Maumoon of Foreign Affairs for Maldives with President Yameen
President Yameen has appointed Dunya Maumoon as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives. The Minister has previously served as the State Minister for Foreign Affairs under former President Waheed and as the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs under former President Gayoom. Before that, Ms Maumoon served as the head of Multilateral Affairs.

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A New Maldivian President: President Yameen

Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:00

President Yameen wins election over President Nasheed of MaldivesMr Abdulla Yamin Abdul Gayoom was elected as the 6th President of the Republic of the Maldives. Today he took his oath of office at a Special Assembly of Parliament held at 1.00 this afternoon. The oath of office was administered by the Chief Justice, Uz Ahmed Faiz Hussain.

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