The United Nations Economic and Social Council, convened a meeting of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development from 26 June to 8 July 2015. Throughout the session, Maldives, voiced the priorities and vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing Islands (SIDS) as related to the Sustainable Development Goals and…
The Governor of Maldives Monetary Authority Dr. Azeema Adam served as a panellist during a session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, addressing the progress made and challenges remaining in implementing the SAMOA Pathway, that was adopted at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States…
The Maldives hosted, with UN-DESA/DSD, the first SIDS Partnerships Dialogue today. This informal event provided an opportunity for Small Island Developing States and international partners (including member states, UN agencies, and international and non-governmental organizations) to share updates about the over 300 partnerships that were registered at the Third International…
Washington DC, 22 June 2015 - H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador of Maldives to the United States of America attended the annual Iftar dinner, which was hosted by President Barack Obama to celebrate Ramadan. "It’s a time of spiritual renewal and a reminder of one’s duty to our fellow man…
The Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in the UN brokered peace talks without preconditions and in good faith, including by resolving their differences through dialogue and consultations. The statement was made at the Extraordinary Meeting on the Situation in Yemen taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At…
New York – 9 June 2015 – The Maldives urges the need to find a way to mainstream disability and realize a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda. Speaking at the Eighth Session of the Conference of State Parties on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador/Permanent…
28 May 2015, Kuwait; Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Dunya Maumoon has highlighted the important values of moderation and tolerance in Islam and called on to regain its glorious character and status around the world by joining “hands to rebuild the[se] fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation”. The Minister…
New York – 15 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, in an event on Sustainable Consumption and Production, underscored the issue as a pathway for sustainable development of SIDS. He emphasized that sustained economic and social progress can be reached while taking the environmental pillar of…
Thursday, 30 July 2015 22:57
30 July 2015, Foreign Secretary Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, today met with the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Miroslav Jenča. During the meeting held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Foreign Secretary briefed the Assistant Secretary General, developments in the Maldives and exchanged views in formulating future UN assisted programmes in the Maldives. The Assistant Secretary General expressed the readiness of the United Nations to support Maldives during its road towards democracy consolidation and expressed the readiness of the United Nations to continue the fruitful cooperation that exists between Maldives and the United Nations. The Maldives Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mr Ahmed Sareer attended the meeting.
Thursday, 30 July 2015 22:45
30 July 2015, The Maldives has called for global recognition that “climate change is a threat to the survival of humanity, and our response to the threat requires us to redefine the concept of security”. The Maldives made this call at the statement by the Foreign Secretary Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed at the United Nations Security Council today.
In his statement, the Foreign Secretary noted the specific challenges and the vulnerabilities that Small Island Developing States are susceptible to in the context of security and peace in the international arena. “Vulnerability is a fact in SIDS. Yet, we refuse to be defined by them’, noted the Foreign Secretary. He also elaborated on how SIDS have been ‘valuable contributors in proposing global solutions to common problems and how SIDS have shown to the world that small states are not only viable, but they in fact have an extraordinary ability to survive and even thrive in the turbulent global political arena’.
Speaking as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), the Foreign Secretary expressed its appreciation to the Government of New Zealand for introducing a debate on small states in the Security Council which drew attention on the peace and security challenges facing Small Island States. The Maldives also expressed hope that today’s debate would mark as the beginning of a momentum for addressing the broader vulnerabilities and challenges facing Small Island Developing States and how best to address them.
Friday, 24 July 2015 10:43
Two-state solution is the only viable option to ensure peace in the Middle East, asserts Maldives
New York, July 23 2015: Maldives reiterated its support for the two-state solution and called for the full realisation of the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Situation of the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations stressed that it is critical for the Security Council to strengthen efforts to formulate new ways of moving forward to ensure lasting solutions in the Middle East. While noting how distant the idea of peace seems in the face of escalated conflict, he stressed that the two-state solution remains the only viable option for peace.
Ambassador Sareer also noted the tragic humanitarian crisis in Syria, underscoring the importance of achieving an inclusive political solution based on the Geneva talks. He also expressed Maldives’ deep concern over the situation in Yemen and urged the international community to mobilize humanitarian assistance in order to reach the increasingly vast population of Yemen in dire need of aid. Maldives reiterated its support for the historic framework agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1, and said that it “represents an opportunity to resolve more than the nuclear issue alone” citing it as a “clear example of how political will, and continuous effort can help reach solutions”.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:29
Male’, 14 July 2015 ,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Ms. Dunya Maumoon has welcomed the deal reached between The Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Germany and Russia with regard to Iran’s nuclear programme.
The pact is the culmination of many years of negotiations and marks an important step towards achieving nuclear disarmament and global peace. This historic accord redesigns Iran’s nuclear programme to only enrich small amounts of uranium for civilian use and creates an inspection regime to ensure Iran’s compliance. The negotiations resulted in agreement from the United States and European allies to drop their economic sanctions against Iran, opening up Iran’s access to global markets for oil sales and other areas of economic exchange.
Hailing the peace accord, Foreign Minister Dunya stated: “Today’s agreement is a major contribution towards better diplomatic relations and peace in the region. The Maldives has always advocated for countries to stand together, side by side and choose to close this dark chapter of human history through the eventual prohibition and comprehensive destruction of all nuclear weapons. The Maldives continues to call for nuclear disarmament and looks forward to all countries involved approving this agreement”.
Friday, 10 July 2015 00:00
The United Nations Economic and Social Council, convened a meeting of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development from 26 June to 8 July 2015. Throughout the session, Maldives, voiced the priorities and vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing Islands (SIDS) as related to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A SIDS focused session was arranged on the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway, adopted at the Third International Conference on SIDS held in Apia, Samoa on 4 September 2014.
In their interventions, the Maldives emphasized the importance of supporting SIDS to strengthen their capacity for data collection and analysis in order to better implement and conduct follow up and review mechanisms for the Sustainable Development Goals. The need for enhanced means of implementation was also highlighted as necessary for accelerating the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Maldives also highlighted the importance of sustainable consumption and production patterns for SIDS and in this context, highlighted SIDS Dock energy program as examples of how Maldives and other island states are actively working to find financial and capacity support to make the transition to sustainable consumption and production.
The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development, and provides leadership, guidance and recommendations on sustainable development commitments.
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