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

“Government has been able to instill national spirit and unity in its first 100 days” - President Waheed

Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

Maldives President Dr. Waheed President Dr Mohamed Waheed has said that the measures taken by the government, in the last 100 days had encouraged unity among the people, and instilled national spirit. The President made this remark at the press conference held this afternoon, to mark the first 100 days since his assumption of office as the President of Maldives.

In his press statement, President Waheed said that in the last 100 days, he had put in his maximum efforts in serving the people most dedicatedly. The President noted that the state of the country was not at an optimum, at the time of his assumption of office. Continuing on, the President said that the whole country had been politically divided and disharmonised, and that the economy was at an extremely low point.

Stating that a lot was still needed to establish and strengthen a modern democratic system in the Maldives, the President said that he would not take a step back in accomplishing it.

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The Maldives Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Moldova

Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

Ambassador Sareer of Maldives signing Diplomatic Relations with Ambassador Vad Filat of MoldovaThe Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Moldova have formally established diplomatic relations today. The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives, by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Chargé d'affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations and by H.E. Mr. Vladimir Lupan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations, on behalf of the Government of Moldova. The ceremony was held at the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations.

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President Waheed establishes Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights

Monday, 07 May 2012 00:00

Minister for Gender, Family and Human RightsPresident Dr Mohamed Waheed has today established the Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights, and appointed Ms. Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed as the Minister. Formerly, Ms. Dhiyana served as the youngest and only female Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. However, she resigned her post in protest of the illegal actions being taken by former President Nasheed in the weeks leading up to the former President's resignation. 

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Maldives elected to premier UN body on women’s rights

Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:00

Maldives on Executive Board of UN WomenThe Republic of Maldives today was elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations to serve a three-year term on the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). At the election that was held during the resumed session of the Economic and Social Council, Maldives as a member of the Executive Board will aim to strengthen the work of the organization in meeting the needs of women all around the world. This is the first time that the Maldives has been elected to a functional body of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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Vice President and Cabinet Ministers Approved

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:00

Dr. Waheed and Vice President Waheeddeen MaldivesThe Majlis today approved the Vice President, Mr Waheed Deen, and Cabinet Ministers proposed by President Dr Mohamed Waheed.  The vote was unanimous of those present and voting, which included 46 members representing all the political parties that have seats in the Majlis.  Though most of former President Nasheed's MDP members walked out of the chamber, 1 MDP MP remained to vote for the new Vice President and Cabinet Ministers. 

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

Announcement

The Embassy of the Maldives invites all Maldivians living in the United States to kindly register with the Embassy. The Embassy hopes that the registration would enable the Embassy to extend all possible assistance to them whenever the need arises. 


Registration could be done either by calling the Embassy, by e-mail, or by filling out our form. Contact us HERE.

Invest Maldives, the government agency entrusted with promoting, licensing and registering foreign investments in the country, is the first port of call for all foreigners keen to invest in the Maldives.

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Official website for the Maldives Tourism Board. Your source of information for Maldives resorts, hotels, safari live-aboard and guest houses information and travel agents listing.

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The primary role of the Ministry is to foster warm and close relations with the international community and to communicate the interests and aspirations of the people of the Maldives.

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