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ICT has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the Maldives

The pervasion of information and communications technology across the Maldivian society has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the country, says His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations.  Mobile subscriptions in the Maldives stand at a staggering total of…

ICT has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the Maldives ICT has had a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the Maldives

Maldives reiterates its commitment towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all through closer international partnerships

Maldives has reaffirmed its commitment "towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all, leading to a compassionate society” through closer partnerships with the global community. This was emphasized by Her Excellency Dr Aishath Shiham, Minister for Education of the Republic of Maldives, at the 47th Session of the Commission…

Maldives reiterates its commitment towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all through closer international partnerships Maldives reiterates its commitment towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all through closer international partnerships

Maldives accords zero tolerance towards violence against women.

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations addressed the situation of women and girls at the Commission on the Status of Women, during the general discussion of its 58th Session. During the discussion, Ambassador Sareer said that the Maldives has set forth two…

A renewed global partnership is an imperative if SDGs were to be successful, says Maldives

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations has said that “a renewed global partnership, a more action-oriented update of MDG8 is an imperative”, for the success of Sustainable Development Goals.  He was commenting on the document containing preliminary focus areas for the SDGs at the…

A renewed global partnership is an imperative if SDGs were to be successful, says Maldives A renewed global partnership is an imperative if SDGs were to be successful, says Maldives

Climate Change the biggest threat, Oceans biggest potential for Maldives and other SIDS

.. During a roundtable discussion at the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development's New York Office, H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, highlighted the importance of the topics of Oceans and marine resources for Sustainable Development of Maldives and other Small Island Developing…

SIDS Conference, a pivotal moment for global partnership to build resilience, says Maldives.

The Maldives says that the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States presents a pivotal moment for global partnership to build resilience and improve the life of the peoples of SIDS. The statement was delivered by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United…

Gender parity must be holistic in its approach towards sustainable development, says Maldives.

“Gender parity must be a part of broader context of holistic and sustainable development rather than purely a means to advancement”, 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 8th Session of the…

A Post-2015 Agenda that does not reflect a central role for Oceans would be meaningless for the Maldives

H.E. Ambassador Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives, alongside President Remengesau of Palau and other Small Island State Representatives, highlighted the importance of Oceans in a statement at the side event : "Healthy Oceans and Seas: a Way Forward". The enthusiastically attended and highly visible event was co-hosted…

A Post-2015 Agenda that does not reflect a central role for Oceans would be meaningless for the Maldives A Post-2015 Agenda that does not reflect a central role for Oceans would be meaningless for the Maldives

Unofficial Translation of the President's Address on His Term Expiring

Sunday, 10 November 2013 00:00

Unofficial Translation of the National Address by His Excellency Dr Mohamed Waheed

بســماللّـهالرّحمـنالرّحيــم

President Waheed Maldives PresidentBeloved People of the Maldives;

During the last 21 months, my highest priority was to minimize divisions within the community, and to unite the people. To try to work with people from diverse political backgrounds. It took a lot of hard work, to reach the date of elections in a peaceful manner.

The Government has made numerous decisions regarding all the legal and other matters relating to  the presidential election. Every decision and every step that the government has taken, was made after careful consideration and in the way that was the best interest of the nation and its people; after reflecting on all national interests. Because of these decisions, we have been able to move forward with everyone,  without leaving anybody out. Even at a slow pace, we have been able to continue moving forward. Even at times of uncertainty, not a single step was taken backwards.

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SIDS need adequate institutionalization within the UN system, says Maldives

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00

Minister Mariyam Shakeela of Maldives speaking on SIDSNoting the lack of resources within the UN system for specific action for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Maldives has called for adequately integrating and institutionalizing SIDS within the UN system, asking for earmarking certain funds specifically for SIDS to implement sustainable development activities in their States, and the creation of a dedicated financing mechanism that would attract new and additional financial resources. The call was made by H.E. Dr Mariyam Shakeela, Minister of Environment and Energy and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, in a statement delivered during a High-Level breakfast event on the topic of SIDS 2014: Genuine and Durable Partnerships for the sustainable development of SIDS on the margins of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Government of Maldives condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:18

Male’; The Government of Maldives is shocked by the UN expert teams’ findings that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in Syria, resulting in numerous casualties, particularly among innocent civilians including many children.

The Government of Maldives condemns in the strongest possible terms this horrific act and the blatant violation of international laws. The Government of Maldives calls upon all concerned to hold accountable, those who are responsible for this crime against humanity.

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The General Assembly opens its 68th session

Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:52

United Nations Headquarters The United Nations General Assembly opened its annual session today with a focus on the long-term developmental agenda.

The newly appointed President of the General Assembly John Ashe, the former Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, outlined in his opening statement, the need to lay the groundwork for global sustainable development in the years ahead. He declared “The Post 2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage”, as the theme for the 68th General Assembly. In this regard, the President will convene 3 High Level Events and 3 thematic debates. These include a High Level Event on the role of the women, youth and civil society in the post 2015 Development Agenda, a High Level segment on the contributions of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the post 2015 Development Agenda, and a High Level event on South-South, Triangular Cooperation and ICT for Development in the post 2015 Development Agenda. The thematic debates will include one on the role of partnership and its contribution to the post 2015 Development Agenda, thematic debate on how to work towards and ensure stable and peaceful societies in the post 2015 development framework, and a thematic debate on roles of water, sanitation and sustainable energy in the post 2015 development agenda.

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Maldives calls for consistent funding for UN-Women

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

UN Headquarters, New York: Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, expressed Maldives’ continued financial contribution to the UN-Women. Speaking today at the pledging event for UN-Women, Ambassador Sareer called on wealthy and resourceful donor countries to provide more generous resources to enable the Entity to function more effectively in its noble tasks of the advancement of women and their empowerment.

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President Waheed in the Plenary.jpg Amb Sareer with UN SG Ban Ki-moon Presenting his Credentials.jpg H.E. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed with President Obama.jpg First Secretary Hassan Hussain Shihab.jpg Deputy Permanent Representative Jeffrey Salim Waheed for Maldives.jpg Amb Sareer with UN SG Ban Ki-moon.jpg Amb Sareer with US President Obama.jpg H.E. Ahmed Sareer.png Voting for Maldives Re-Election to the UN HRC.JPG Deputy Permanent Representative Jeffrey Salim Waheed.jpg H.E. Ahmed Sareer in the Security Council.jpg

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