The People’s Majlis (Parliament) passed an Anti Human Trafficking Bill today, making trafficking in persons a criminal offence in the Republic of Maldives. The enactment of measures enshrined in the bill ensures added protection for the victims of trafficking. Once the bill is enacted, perpetrators who are convicted of trafficking…
The Maldives is re-elected to the United Nations Human Right Council with 164 votes. The election was held today at the United Nations General Assembly. The Maldives will commence serving its second consecutive term at the Council, from 2014. The Maldives’ policy at its second term at the Council will…
Noting the lack of resources within the UN system for specific action for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Maldives has called for adequately integrating and institutionalizing SIDS within the UN system, asking for earmarking certain funds specifically for SIDS to implement sustainable development activities in their States, and the…
Male’; The Government of Maldives is shocked by the UN expert teams’ findings that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in Syria, resulting in numerous casualties, particularly among innocent civilians including many children. The Government of Maldives condemns in the strongest possible terms this horrific act and…
United Nations Headquarters The United Nations General Assembly opened its annual session today with a focus on the long-term developmental agenda. The newly appointed President of the General Assembly John Ashe, the former Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, outlined in his opening statement, the need to lay the groundwork for global…
UN Headquarters, New York: Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, expressed Maldives’ continued financial contribution to the UN-Women. Speaking today at the pledging event for UN-Women, Ambassador Sareer called on wealthy and resourceful donor countries to provide more generous resources to enable the…
UN Headquarters: Speaking at the opening of the 2013 Annual Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), the Maldives highlighted its agreement with the newly formed strategic plan for the 2014-2017 period and emphasized the recent progress Maldives…
San José, Costa Rica: As the most recent member of the category of middle-income countries, the Maldives has participated in the High Level Conference on Middle-Income Countries, focusing on the theme, “Networks for Prosperity”. Represented by His Excellency Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Maldives called for enhanced cooperation amongst developing nations.
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.”
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 00:00
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of the Maldives responds to Amnesty International's statement by disclosing the full measure of the efforts taken to ensure the protection of Human Rights in the Maldives and specifically the case they refered to.
Thursday, 29 December 2011 00:00
Maldives signs diplomatic relations with Burkina Faso in an effort to promote greater friendly relations and ties with friendly African nations.
Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00
16 December 2011, New York; The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, H. E. Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, participated in a panel discussion hosted by the United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration to launch the latest report from the Foresight Programme on migration and global environmental change.
Monday, 05 December 2011 00:00
Monday, 5 December 2011 New York; Maldives-led resolution on the “Review of United Nations support for small island developing States” was adopted today by consensus at the resumed session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN, with the support of over 40 co-sponsors.
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