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"Only a correct analysis of the situation will lead to correct strategies in eliminating the menace of terrorism": says the Maldives Foreign Secretary

11 May 2016, New York: "Only a correct analysis of the situation will lead to correct strategies in eliminating the menace of terrorism", the Maldives Foreign Secretary Ali Naseer Mohamed said at the UN Security Council in New York today. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on…

“A paradigm shift is needed in understanding the concepts of peace and security to respond to emerging challenges facing the world”, says the Maldives

10 May 2016, New York: The Maldives has today called for a paradigm shift in approaching and applying key concepts such as threats, security, and peace, in responding to emerging challenges facing the world. Speaking at the High Level Thematic Debate on the United Nations, Peace, and Security, which is…

“A paradigm shift is needed in understanding the concepts of peace and security to respond to emerging challenges facing the world”, says the Maldives “A paradigm shift is needed in understanding the concepts of peace and security to respond to emerging challenges facing the world”, says the Maldives

Maldives calls for partnerships to facilitate SIDS Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030

New York, 21 April 2016: Maldives in its intervention at the high-level policy dialogue session on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030 called on the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to assist countries like Maldives in securing partnerships for its transition to a green, low-carbon, high-energy efficient economy. H.E.…

Maldives calls for partnerships to facilitate SIDS Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030 Maldives calls for partnerships to facilitate SIDS Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030

Small Island Developing States urge the importance of delivery of Means of Implementation and institutional support

Minister of Environment and Energy Mr Thoriq Ibrahim hosted today, a meeting for Heads of delegations of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), on the margins of the High Level Thematic Debate on SDG Implementation, and High Level Ceremony for the Paris Agreement signing. Heads of State/Government, Ministers and Permanent Representatives of AOSIS Members…

Small Island Developing States urge the importance of delivery of Means of Implementation and institutional support Small Island Developing States urge the importance of delivery of Means of Implementation and institutional support

Maldives highlights the importance of genuine and durable South-South partnerships.

Speaking today at a Special Event on Promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Climate Change and the Launch of the Southern Cliamte Partnership Incubator to support the SDGs, Minister Thoriq Ibrahim highlighted the importance of the significant role South South cooperation in the development trajectory of the Maldives. Noting the structural challenges and vulnerability to…

Maldives highlights the importance of genuine and durable South-South partnerships. Maldives highlights the importance of genuine and durable South-South partnerships.

"The old way of doing development will no longer suffice" Minister Thoriq

New York, 21 April 2016: "We must be prepared to work in partnerships, recognizing the inter-linkages between prosperity, social mobility, and environmental protection, understanding the consequences of our individual actions on our common home", said Minster of the Environment and Energy of the Republic of the Maldives, His Excellency Mr.…

"The Maldives drug policies are supported by human rights principles, which places people at the centre"- Maldives at the UNGA Special Session on the World Drug Problem

21 April 2016, New York : On Tuesday 21 April 2016 the United Nations (UN) adopted a new framework which places people at the centre of global drug policies on control, during the thirtieth UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem. The Maldives, during its statement to…

"Courage and political will is required from the leaders of the region, as well as leadership from the Security Council to achieve peace in the Middle East." – Maldives at the UN Security Council

The Maldives has reiterated the call for a two state solution for the Palestinian conflict, as it is the one and only viable solution for enduring peace in the region. The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer made the statement while speaking at…

"Only a correct analysis of the situation will lead to correct strategies in eliminating the menace of terrorism": says the Maldives Foreign Secretary

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 13:07

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11 May 2016, New York: "Only a correct analysis of the situation will lead to correct strategies in eliminating the menace of terrorism", the Maldives Foreign Secretary Ali Naseer Mohamed said at the UN Security Council in New York today. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on "Countering the Narrative and Ideologies of Terrorism", Foreign Secretary Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed said that President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's vision is very clear and commitment are very strong in stopping, defeating, and eliminating terrorism. The Foreign Secretary also briefed the Security Council on the key steps that President Yameen has recently taken to counter terrorism, including the enactment of the Counter Terrorism legislation last October, and the setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Center which is mandated to formulate counter-terrorism guidelines and procedures based on the analysis of international benchmarks and best practices.

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“A paradigm shift is needed in understanding the concepts of peace and security to respond to emerging challenges facing the world”, says the Maldives

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 13:04

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10 May 2016, New York: The Maldives has today called for a paradigm shift in approaching and applying key concepts such as threats, security, and peace, in responding to emerging challenges facing the world. Speaking at the High Level Thematic Debate on the United Nations, Peace, and Security, which is currently taking place in New York from 10-11 May, the Maldives Foreign Secretary Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed noted that the "nature of the threats we face today are new and less understood, the capacity to resolve conflicts and promote the peace is being tested like never before. . . confronting the new multidimensional risks require an equally intricate response, a response that is comprehensive and holistic. Continuing to address security, development, and human rights in silos, guised under the explanation of mandates, is no longer adequate".

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Maldives calls for partnerships to facilitate SIDS Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030

Thursday, 21 April 2016 20:37

IRENANew York, 21 April 2016: Maldives in its intervention at the high-level policy dialogue session on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030 called on the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to assist countries like Maldives in securing partnerships for its transition to a green, low-carbon, high-energy efficient economy.

H.E. Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Energy of the Republic of Maldives, noting Maldives highly reliant on imported petroleum products to supply its energy needs and the high cost burden of this, contributes to Maldives' vulnerability. In addition, to seriously draining its already limited national financial resources is incentive enough to make the transition.

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Small Island Developing States urge the importance of delivery of Means of Implementation and institutional support

Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:17

Minister_Thoriq_-_Breakfast_Meeting_Minister of Environment and Energy Mr Thoriq Ibrahim hosted today, a meeting for Heads of delegations of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), on the margins of the High Level Thematic Debate on SDG Implementation, and High Level Ceremony for the Paris Agreement signing. Heads of State/Government, Ministers and Permanent Representatives of AOSIS Members speaking at the meeting highlighted the importance of solidarity, the need for enhanced support and partnerships, the continued access to finance and the need to strengthen data and statistical capabilities, as key for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. 

In opening the meeting, Minister Thoriq highlighted the inter-linkages between the climate change and sustainable development agendas. He further highlighted the importance of following through on the commitments made through the SAMOA Pathway – the sustainable development blueprint for SIDS – adopted at the Third International Conference on SIDS in 2014.

"Though we have come a long way together, AOSIS must continue to lead the world in pushing for the full implementation of climate and sustainable development solutions and support for our efforts", said Minister Thoriq in closing his remarks. Maldives is currently the Chair of AOSIS, a coalition of 44 island and coastal nations.

   

Maldives highlights the importance of genuine and durable South-South partnerships.

Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:13

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Speaking today at a Special Event on Promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Climate Change and the Launch of the Southern Cliamte Partnership Incubator to support the SDGs, Minister Thoriq Ibrahim highlighted the importance of the significant role South South cooperation in the development trajectory of the Maldives. Noting the structural challenges and vulnerability to extreme weather and disasters faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as the Maldives, the Minister also noted the long standing recognition in the Maldives, of working with a wide array of stakeholders. "Genuine and durable South-South partnerships are instrumental to the mobilisation of human and financial resources, expertise, technology and knowledge. Above all, partners are powerful drivers of change", he noted.

Panelists spoke about combatting climate change, highlighting that it is a crosscutting within the Sustainable Development Goals, in addition to being a Goal in itself. The role that the United Nations can play in supporting Member States and other key stakeholders was also discussed, as well as the need to strengthen the relationship between these different entities. Different representative of UN Agencies also spoke during this event. Civil society and the private sector's perspectives were heard.
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