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“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…

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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

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

Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

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 that oceans and marine resources constitute the main guarantee of food security for the Maldives, Ambassador Sareer noted that biodiversity contributes to 71% of national employment, 49% of public revenue and 98% of exports.

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

Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

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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 was much like Antarctica, in that it was too a microscopic laboratory for what the world must endure in the near future from the impacts of global climate change. The many irreversible changes that affect Maldives do not exist in a distant future, but are instead a current reality. In elaborating these effects, Ambassador Sareer highlighted the changes already taking place on issues of fresh water, nutrition, human health, biodiversity, coastal integrity, and the resultant impacts on the two major economic sectors of fisheries and tourism.

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ICT has a dramatic impact on governance and policy making in the Maldives

Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

itcThe 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 over 560,000 in a population of about 350,000. While 38 per cent of the population uses Internet, the usage of social media is pervasive and significantly higher than most developing countries, with almost all Internet users having Facebook accounts. The Ambassador made the statement while chairing a segment at the 14th Infopoverty World Conference, held at the sidelines of the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development.

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Maldives reiterates its commitment towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all through closer international partnerships

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 00:00

Minister Aishath Shiham of Maldives Addressing CPD 47

Maldives has reaffirmed its commitment "towards achieving social justice, equity and dignity for all, leading to a compassionate society” through closer partnerships with the global community. This was emphasized by Her Excellency Dr Aishath Shiham, Minister for Education of the Republic of Maldives, at the 47th Session of the Commission on Social Development.

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Maldives accords zero tolerance towards violence against women.

Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

amb csw2His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations addressed the situation of women and girls at the Commission on the Status of Women, during the general discussion of its 58th Session.

During the discussion, Ambassador Sareer said that the Maldives has set forth two key visions with regards to women and equality. One is regarding empowerment of women in economic, political sphere, and the other is zero tolerance towards violence against women. Under these key visions, targets and milestones have been identified and are being addressed routinely. It is through these initiatives, the Maldives hopes to succeed in the ultimate goal of achieving parity for women.

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