The Maldives has today signed the instrument of accession to the 'Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children', supplementing the United Nations Conventions against Transnational Organised Crime. Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dunya Maumoon signed the Protocol on behalf of the Government at a…
The regular session of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly came to a close on 23rd December 2015, following the conclusion of the deliberations of the budgetary and administrative committee of the General Assembly, including deliberations on the biennium budget for the United Nations for the 2016-2017…
At the General Assembly debate on the situation in the Middle East today, the Maldives highlighted the failure of the international community to bring an end to Israeli occupation and the apartheid system in place has strove to change the mind-sets of generations that have grown up in an atmosphere…
At the General Assembly today, the Maldives noted that the failure to end the 67 year long Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains one of the greatest failures of the international community and the United Nations. Despite the adoption of countless UN Security Council resolutions, and the General Assembly having numerous reports of…
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message of felicitation to the President and people of Palestine on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The President's message reads as follows: "On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, I wish to reiterate…
The Maldives today urged the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to function in a truly independent manner, without partisanship and with an ever forward-looking mindset. The Maldives also stressed that the Human Rights Council must be open to explore ways to improve the work of the council…
The Maldives expressed is solidarity with the Palestinian people and reiterated its unwavering support for the legitimate and inalienable rights of the Palestinian People. The Maldives emphasised that Israel’s national policies consistently, blatantly violate international law and constitute a system of apartheid against the Palestinians. The Maldives also voiced that…
The Maldives commended the important work of United Nations Special Political Missions on addressing root causes of conflict to sustain international peace and order, and the promotion of democracy and rule of law. However, the Maldives urged the necessity of having defined, transparent and objective methodologies in the use of…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 22:02
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives has urged the Members of the UN Security Council to take stronger and meaningful actions to end conflict in Palestine and the Middle East. In his statement at the Security Council's quarterly open debate, he also called upon Israel to take concrete actions towards ending its occupation and paving the way for a two state solution.
The Maldives strongly condemned the unwarranted restrictions imposed by Israel in theoccupied territory of Palestine; including the
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:59
On 20 January 2016, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has appointed H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives as Co-Chair for the Steering Committee on Partnerships for Small Island Developing States through a letter dated 20 January 2016. H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, the Permanent Representative of Italy was appointed as the other Co-Chair of the Committee.
The mandate of the Co-Chairs is to follow up on the implementation of the (SIDS) Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.
The Maldives is continuing to play a prominent role in its second year as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) in leading the voice of SIDS through intergovernmental negotiations in Climate Change and Sustainable Development.
Monday, 28 December 2015 21:21The Maldives has today signed the instrument of accession to the 'Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children', supplementing the United Nations Conventions against Transnational Organised Crime. Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dunya Maumoon signed the Protocol on behalf of the Government at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning.
Thursday, 24 December 2015 21:18
The regular session of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly came to a close on 23rd December 2015, following the conclusion of the deliberations of the budgetary and administrative committee of the General Assembly, including deliberations on the biennium budget for the United Nations for the 2016-2017 biennium.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon attended the concluding session, which was presided over by H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, the President of the UN General Assembly. While speaking at the session, the Secretary-General highlighted the accomplishments of the UN throughout the year, noting that it was fitting that the budget of the United Nations reflect the various multilateral frameworks that had been adopted throughout the year.
Monday, 30 November 2015 13:29
At the General Assembly debate on the situation in Afghanistan today, the Maldives expressed its encouragement for Afghanistan, in their quest towards peace and harmony in the country.
The statement, delivered by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives, noted that the Maldives is encouraged by the continuous efforts by the Government of Afghanistan in maintaining peace and security, namely the inclusive development and recognition of the important role of women in society, promotion of the rule of law, accountability, addressing corruption in the country and governmental reforms.
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