Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Dunya Maumoon has said that “upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 level in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”. The Minister made the remarks in response to the decision by the United…
Maldives has called for special focus to the small island developing states while developing the new climate agreement. The call was made at the on-going negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany.
UN Headquarters, New York: Today, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Contributions to the United Nations Stand-by Arrangements System, paving the way for the deployment of Maldivian UN military observers and peacekeepers. Signing on behalf of the United Nations, Under-Secretary-General Hervé Ladsous remarked that this was a…
Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) held a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York to promote the social and financial inclusion of children and youth. His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations expressed support for this goal and emphasized the particular significance of…
The eleventh session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place from 5-9 May 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York. His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations made several interventions during the Session to…
His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations addressed a Panel Discussion on Sustainable use of oceans and seas, and sustainable tourism on the margins of the Inter-sessional Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States. Stating…
His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations addressed a panel discussion following New York Premiere of the documentary “On the Edge, Antarctica,” on the occasion of the International Mother Earth Day. Congratulating the filmmaker and the Production Team, Ambassador Sareer noted that 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…
Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00Maldives Police Service took former President Mohamed Nasheed into custody today in Gaaf Dhaal Atoll Faresmaathoda, after the Hulhumale Magistrate Court issued an order to the Police to bring him in.
The Hulhumale Magistrate Court ordered the Maldives Police Service yesterday to produce former President Mohamed Nasheed in court, to face charges over his use of the military to arrest and detain the Chief Judge of the Criminal Court, Abdulla Mohamed. Though former President Nasheed insisted the detention was due to the Judge's own corruption, the action came a day after this Judge had released two prisoners of conscience arrested by Nasheed.
Monday, 24 September 2012 00:00
H.E. Dr Mohamed Waheed, President of the Republic of Maldives, said that that small justice is being served to small states. He made this statement while speaking at the United Nations General Assembly High Level Segment on the Rule of Law held today in New York.
Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
The United Nations General Assembly today, with overwhelming support adopted a resolution expressing its grave concern at the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.
The resolution, which was tabled by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was designed to bring into context a number of issues of concern to the international community. These include the use of heavy weapons by Syrian security forces against civilian populations, the widespread and systematic gross violation of human rights, and concerns over the security of Syria’s biological and chemical weapons stockpiles.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00
With a brief eight month exemption in 1953 when Mr Mohamed Amin Didi served as President, the Maldives remained a Sultanate until a referendum held in 1968 (three years after independence from being a British Protectorate) approved a constitution transforming the nation into a Republic with three official branches of government.
Mr Ibrahim Nasir, who was Prime Minister under the Sultan before the referendum, being credited with orchestrating Maldivian independence, became the nation’s second President and the first under the new constitution, which went on to be amended in 1970, 1972, 1975, and 1997.
In 1978, Mr Maumoon Abdul Gayoom became the nation’s third President. During his tenure President Gayoom initiated a democratic reform process that sought to liberalize the nation’s governing system. In the culmination of these efforts, 2008 saw a new constitution adopted that included a clear separation of powers, with major checks being implemented on the authority of the executive.
Two months after the completion of this new constitution, elections were held where Mr Mohamed Nasheed became the nation’s fourth President, winning with the support of a six party coalition. Within the first three months of his tenure, President Nasheed began to expel the political parties which brought him to power. After the arrest of political leaders, barricading of the Supreme Court, attempted abolishment of the lower courts, and arrest of a sitting High Court Judge, President Nasheed was accused of violating the constitution. This culminated in President Nasheed’s resignation on February 7th 2012.
Dr Mohamed Waheed, elected under the same ticket as President Nasheed’s Vice President, was sworn in, on the invitation of Mr Abdullah Shahid, Speaker of Parliament, by Uz Ahmed Faiz Hussain, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. President Waheed became the nation’s 5th President.
Mr Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom was elected as the 6th President of the Republic of the Maldives. On 17 November 2013, he took his oath of office at a Special Assembly of Parliament, administered by the Chief Justice, Uz Ahmed Faiz Hussain. Taking his oath at the same ceremony, Uz Mohamed Jameel Ahmed became the 2nd elected Vice President of the Republic of Maldives.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00
Ambassador and Chargé d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Maldives to the United Nations, H.E. Ahmed Sareer, called on the Security Council of the UN to protect the full enjoyment of rights of the Palestinian people by supporting a free and independent Palestinian State.
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