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Maldives calls for translating vision to action at session on SAMOA Pathway at the High Level Political Forum

The Governor of Maldives Monetary Bank Dr. Azeema Adam served as a panellist during a session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, addressing the progress made and challenges remaining in implementing the SAMOA Pathway, that was adopted at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States…

Maldives co-hosts the first SIDS Partnerships Dialogue

The Maldives hosted, with UN-DESA/DSD, the first SIDS Partnerships Dialogue today. This informal event provided an opportunity for Small Island Developing States and international partners (including member states, UN agencies, and international and non-governmental organizations) to share updates about the over 300 partnerships that were registered at the Third International…

Ambassador Sareer attends the Iftar hosted by President Obama

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…

Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in dialogue

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…

Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in dialogue Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in dialogue

Maldives calls for a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda

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…

Maldives calls for a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda Maldives calls for a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda

Muslims should join hands together to rebuild the fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation – Foreign Minister addresses the OIC

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…

All countries should promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, with developed countries taking the lead

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…

Maldives proactively engaged in combating and eliminating the scourge of drugs from society

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…

Maldives calls for translating vision to action at session on SAMOA Pathway at the High Level Political Forum

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

gov mmaThe Governor of Maldives Monetary Bank Dr. Azeema Adam served as a panellist during a session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, addressing the progress made and challenges remaining in implementing the SAMOA Pathway, that was adopted at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States held in Apia, Samoa in September 2014. Dr. Adam opened the panel, drawing attention to the significant challenges facing Small Island Developing States in generating financing for infrastructure projects, and in diversifying the economy to build resilience. She argued while “vulnerability may be the condition in which SIDS have to survive…resilience is the strategy that [SIDS] have to adopt”. She pointed to partnerships as one of the best methods of addressing these challenges, and other sustainable development goals. Dr Adam was joined by His Excellency Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations, Professor Andrew Downes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University Office of Planning and Development, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, and Mr. Ben Glass, Chief Executive Officer, Altaeros Energies, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Maldives co-hosts the first SIDS Partnerships Dialogue

Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00

pd prThe Maldives hosted, with UN-DESA/DSD, the first SIDS Partnerships Dialogue today. This informal event provided an opportunity for Small Island Developing States and international partners (including member states, UN agencies, and international and non-governmental organizations) to share updates about the over 300 partnerships that were registered at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States held in Apia, Samoa in September 2014, and highlight this work for advancing sustainable development in SIDS.  Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the UN, in his opening remarks highlighted that partnerships are integral to implementing the S.A.M.O.A. Pathway. In addition, Ambassador Sareer stated that SIDS are eager to learn from past experiences, build on existing relationships, and move forward with even more effective, inclusive, and impactful initiatives.

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Ambassador Sareer attends the Iftar hosted by President Obama

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:40

iftar whWashington 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.

   

Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in dialogue

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00

yemeniThe 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 the statement delivered by H.E. Mr. Abdullah Hameed, Ambassador at Large, the Maldives also echoed its support to the Government of Yemen represented by President Abdo Robo Mansour Hadi and expressed its support to the UN Security Council resolution calling on all Yemeni parties to abide by the Gulf Cooperation Council initiatives and to resume the United Nations-brokered political transition

In his statement Ambassador Hameed called on international community to work together and respond positively to the humanitarian situation, as innocent civilians continue to bear the burden of the conflict.

The Maldives delegation to the Extraordinary Meeting on Yemen  is headed by His Excellency Mr Abdullah Hameed, Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Abdul Waris Saeed, First Secretary of the Maldives Embassy in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

   

Maldives calls for a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda

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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