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.
Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00
Speaking on behalf of AOSIS at the closing session of the Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting for the nineteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19), the Maldives commented on the Chairperson's draft negotiating document that was released on March 4, 2011, for consideration at CSD-19 in May 2011.
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00
The United Nations General Assembly convened a plenary on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 on the implementation of UNGA resolution A/65/L/60, entitled Suspension of the rights of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in the Human Rights Council.
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Maldives to United Nations speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) at the Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting for the 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19), highlighted the disadvantages of SIDS with respect to trade and transport in a global economy and requested more support in this area from the international community.
Thursday, 24 February 2011 00:00
The Honourable Eva Abdulla, Member of Parliament, and the Honourable Ali Azim, Member of Parliament, participated in the fifty-fifth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and in the corresponding event organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in conjunction with UN Women, the latter of which was themed The Role of Parliaments in promoting access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology.
Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00
The Republic of Maldives and the Principality of Liechtenstein established diplomatic relations today through an exchange of diplomatic notes by the two country’s permanent missions to the United Nations located in New York.
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