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…
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 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…
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…
Maldives urges the need for a stand-alone Goal on Oceans in the Sustainable Development Goals. The support for an Oceans SDG was conveyed by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives during his statement at the 8th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Ambassador…
Women empowerment and gender equality are priority areas for the Maldives and will continue as flagship issues for the Maldives in all areas of its work, says the Maldives. The statement was made by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations while speaking at…
Sustainability, Climate Change and Development are inherently intertwined and cannot be viewed in isolation of each other, says Maldives. The statement was made by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations while speaking at the 7th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable…
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…
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:00
The cabinet, in today’s meeting, decided to launch a six-month long civic education campaign to encourage communal activities and to increase people’s participation in building responsible citizens focused on community development. The cabinet made this decision after discussing a paper submitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs indicating that many citizens were unaware of the democratic responsibilities that went hand in hand with the democratic rights enshrined in the 2008 Constitution.
Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
The President’s call for election in July 2013, as the earliest date permitted by the Constitution, has been met with overwhelming public support by the leaders of the major political parties, including the DRP, PPM and JP.The CMAG’s primary mandate is to defend the Constitutions of the Commonwealth member states, and the Maldivian Constitution is very clear on when Presidential elections can be held. As such, the government is confident that once the CMAG is fully aware of this, they will come out in support of July 2013 elections.
The MDP’s advocacy for elections earlier than July 2013 merely serves to highlight the persistent constitutional violations of the previous administration.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:00
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has reassured public and the internationla community that the Maldives would continue to use its presence in all international organisations, including the UN Human Rights Council, to advocate the cause of Palestine. He made the statement in his speech at the state luncheon held at Kurumba Maldives in honour of the visiting President of Palestine, Dr Mahmoud Abbas.
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.
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