The Maldives today participated at a panel discussion, which aims to promote the ratification of the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedures. During the one-year anniversary of the opening for Optional Protocol for signature, the Maldives reaffirmed and reiterated its…
The Maldives reiterated its commitment to promote and protect the rights of women, at the United Nations today. Participating for the first time at the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) the Maldives stressed its national commitment to…
The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer today presentedhis Letter of Credence to the United Nations Secretary-General, His Excellency Mr.Ban Ki-moon. At the ceremony, which was held in the United Nations Headquarters, AmbassadorSareer conveyed the greetings of the President,…
The Maldives has called on the United Nations General Assembly to urgently address theeffective management of oceans resources. Speaking at the UNGA plenary meeting underthe Agenda Item on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, the Maldives delegation reiteratedthe necessity of addressing these issues for countries who rely on marine…
In a statement delivered today at the General Assembly of the United Nations, theMaldives welcomed the General Assembly’s decision to grant the status of Non-MemberObserver State for Palestine as a landmark achievement. The Maldives was a co-sponsorof the resolution adopted at the General Assembly on Thursday that won Palestine theenhanced…
The Republic of the Maldives today supported United Nations reform as a means to executing the Millennium Development Goals, as well as the Sustainable Development framework, originating from the Rio+20 conference and currently being determined by the body. Speaking in the Plenary of the General Assembly of the United Nations,…
The Maldives has requested the international community to enter into collaborative arrangements as the country embarks on an ambitious programme of low carbon footprint. The appeal was made by Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Charge’ d’affaires, during a statement delivered at the United Nations General Assembly at the Second Committee under agenda…
The Maldives today has reiterated its full support for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, the establishment of an independent State and sovereignty over their own territory and resources.
Monday, 26 March 2012 00:00
On Thursday, 22 March Lord Howell of Guildford, the CommonwealthMinister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office briefed the House of Lords on thedevelopments in the Maldives and responded to questions from the House of Lords.
Monday, 27 February 2012 00:00
The adoption of the Maldives' first democratic constitution in 2008 marked the end of a four-year process through which the political and human rights landscape of the country was changed beyond all recognition. This process, known as the Reform Agenda was governed by as associated Roadmap which had, as its end point, free and fair multiparty elections in 2008 and 2009.
However, despite the Roadmap ending with those historic elections, it is clear that the Maldives' democratic and human rights transition still has a long way to go both in terms of strengthening existing institutions and in terms of completing the secondary legislative framework to implement the rights and principles foreseen in the new Constitution.
Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:00
In the aftermath of slanderous allegations by Former President Mohamed Nasheed, President Waheed immediately established a National Inquiry Commission to investigate events leading up to the resignation of the former President- calling upon respected members of the Maldivian community to head the commission with the assistance of international parties.
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 00:00
Dr. Mohamed Waheed sworn in as President;
announces intention to restore public confidence by upholding rule of law through a National Unity Government
Male’, 7 February 2012 (Tuesday) – His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Waheed, the Vice-President since 11 November 2008, was today sworn in as the new President of the Republic of Maldives, in a brief investiture ceremony held at the Parliament House. Shortly after the resignation of Mr. Mohamed Nasheed as President, Dr. Waheed was sworn in to office for the remaining twenty-one months of the scheduled presidential term, under the Constitution. The oath was administered by the Chief Justice, Hon. Ahmed Faiz Hussain.
Thursday, 26 January 2012 00:00
Deputy Permanent Representative called upon the international community to adopt an ambitious agenda at Rio+20 that addresses support for Small Island Developing States, sustainable energy security and the empowerment of women
In her official statement the Deputy Permanent Representative, Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain, expressed that Maldives considers Rio+20 to be a “once in a decade opportunity to change our trajectory to one that is sustainable for generations to come.” She added that the outcome from Rio+20 must be “galvanize a change in how we think, approach and chart our path forward on sustainable development.”
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