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…
New York – 7 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, intervened during the High-level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem in support of the process towards the special session. The Maldives underscored that despite the valiant efforts of all countries to…
Geneva; Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have praised Maldives for the tremendous progress it has achieved in the promotion and protection of human rights. The comments were made during the Maldives’ review of the UPR at the Council. Countries specifically noted the efforts aimed at strengthening the…
New York – 30 April 2015 – During the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, spoke with regards to the topic of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education. Mr. Waheed pointed clearly out that it has been…
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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 -- to serve one another and lift up the less fortunate," said President Obama at the White House dinner attended by about 40 members of the diplomatic community, a few members of Congress, and prominent Muslim Americans.
He recognized several young dinner guests, including Samantha Elauf, who went to the United States Supreme Court to defend her right to wear a headscarf, or hijab. She was 17 in 2008 when she was rejected for a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after wearing a hijab to the interview. "She was determined to defend the right to wear a hijab — to have the same opportunities as everybody else," President Obama said. "She went all the way to the Supreme Court — which I didn't do at her age — and she won."
The Iftar dinner, which continues a tradition started by President Clinton and continued by President George W. Bush.
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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 16:40
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 Representative of Maldives to the United Nations stressed that the post-2015 agenda should guarantee non-discrimination and it should include a policy approach that empowers those most in need.
Ambassador Sareer said that the Maldives believes that strong policies and practices are essential to address the vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities. He noted that the Constitution of the Maldives guarantees the full enjoyment of equal rights and fundamental freedoms to persons with disabilities. To further strengthen and ensure the provision of their rights, in 2010 the Maldives enacted the Disability Act, and since then has established a Disability Council and a Disabilities Register. The Register provides persons enlisted with monthly subsidies.
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00
Kuwait - 27 May 2015 - The Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC began its 42 Session in Kuwait today. The session themed on “Common Vision for Promotion of Tolerance and Denunciation of Terrorism” was officiated by the Emir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah in the ceremony held at Bayan Palace this morning.
During the Session the Foreign Ministers are scheduled to deliberate on an effective strategy for combating terrorism, extremism and Islamaphobia and other key issues facing the Islamic world. The Secretary General of the OIC will brief the Council of Foreign Ministers on the Organisation’s work and efforts since the last meeting of the Council in Jeddah last year. At the end of the meeting the Ministers will agree on the Kuwait Declaration and take important decisions on key issues.
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