Time in New York:
Time in Maldives:
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com

“Upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”: Minister Dunya

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…

“Upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the  Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”: Minister Dunya “Upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the  Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”: Minister Dunya

Maldives calls for special focus to SIDS in the new climate agreement

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.

Maldives calls for special focus to SIDS in the new climate agreement Maldives calls for special focus to SIDS in the new climate agreement

Maldives signs Memorandum of Understanding on Peacekeepers

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…

Maldives signs Memorandum of Understanding on Peacekeepers Maldives signs Memorandum of Understanding on Peacekeepers

Maldives Shows Support for Financing a Sustainable Future - Focusing on the Financial Inclusion of Youth

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…

Maldives calls for more ambitious Sustainable Developments Goals during the 11th session of the OWG.

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…

Maldives calls for more ambitious Sustainable Developments Goals during the 11th session of the OWG. Maldives calls for more ambitious Sustainable Developments Goals during the 11th session of the OWG.

Sustainable use of oceans and sustainable use of tourism go hand-in-hand for the Maldives and other SIDS

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…

Sustainable use of oceans and sustainable use of tourism go hand-in-hand for the Maldives and other SIDS Sustainable use of oceans and sustainable use of tourism go hand-in-hand for the Maldives and other SIDS

Irreversible changes already taking place in the Maldives from the impacts of global climate change

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…

Irreversible changes already taking place in the Maldives from the impacts of global climate change Irreversible changes already taking place in the Maldives from the impacts of global climate change

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

Former President Nasheed Brought into Custody Under Court Order

Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00

Nasheed smiling as he is taken into custodyMaldives 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.

Read more...

   

Small justice being served for small states, says President Waheed

Monday, 24 September 2012 00:00

President of the Maldives Waheed at United Nations podium - Rule of law, Small Island States are victimized

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.

Read more...

   

Maldives supports UN resolution on Syria

Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

UNGA Vote on Syria violenceThe 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.

Read more...

   

Government

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.

   

Maldives Calls for Greater UN Resolve on Syrian Issue and the Recognition of Palestinian Statehood

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

Read more...

   

Page 10 of 25

 

un_women_logo_smallgrey

Gallery

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

Launch Site

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.

Launch Site

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.

Launch Site