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Muslims should join hands together to rebuild the fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation – Foreign Minister addresses the OIC

28 May 2015, Kuwait; Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Dunya Maumoon has highlighted the important values of moderation and tolerance in Islam and called on to regain its glorious character and status around the world by joining “hands to rebuild the[se] fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation”. The Minister…

All countries should promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, with developed countries taking the lead

New York – 15 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, in an event on Sustainable Consumption and Production, underscored the issue as a pathway for sustainable development of SIDS. He emphasized that sustained economic and social progress can be reached while taking the environmental pillar of…

Maldives proactively engaged in combating and eliminating the scourge of drugs from society

New York – 7 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, intervened during the High-level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem in support of the process towards the special session. The Maldives underscored that despite the valiant efforts of all countries to…

Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements

Geneva; Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have praised Maldives for the tremendous progress it has achieved in the promotion and protection of human rights. The comments were made during the Maldives’ review of the UPR at the Council. Countries specifically noted the efforts aimed at strengthening the…

Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements

Maldives calls on all countries, big and small alike, to stand together, side by side to listen to the continue calling for peace and disarmament

New York – 30 April 2015 – During the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, spoke with regards to the topic of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education. Mr. Waheed pointed clearly out that it has been…

Maldives calls on all countries to achieve full nuclear disarmament

New York – 30 April 2015 – During the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, spoke with regards to the topic of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education…

Maldives calls on all countries to achieve full nuclear disarmament Maldives calls on all countries to achieve full nuclear disarmament

Climate change is one of the most important issues that we have to address when discussing sustainability

New York – 27 April 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, delivered an intervention during the Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature to commemorate the International Mother Earth Day on the 27th of April 2015. When discussing sustainability, one of the most important…

Climate change is one of the most important issues that we have to address when discussing sustainability Climate change is one of the most important issues that we have to address when discussing sustainability

What can children and youth teach us about bringing peace to the world?

New York – 23 April 2015 – Today, during the Open Debate of the Security Council, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer Permanent Representative spoke with regards to “The Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace”. Mr. Sareer pays attention to the effect of terrorism sweeping around the world.…

What can children and youth teach us about bringing peace to the world? What can children and youth teach us about bringing peace to the world?

Muslims should join hands together to rebuild the fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation – Foreign Minister addresses the OIC

Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:00

minister at oic28 May 2015, Kuwait; Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Dunya Maumoon has highlighted the important values of moderation and tolerance in Islam and called on to regain its glorious character and status around the world by joining “hands to rebuild the[se] fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation”.

The Minister made the remark in her address to the 42nd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC, currently underway in Kuwait this morning. In her address the Minister underscored the true values of Islam. “Islam is not only a religion, but a civilization. It once was the standard bearer, not only in science and innovation, but also in maintaining peace and promoting tolerance. Indeed, tolerance was once the soft power of the Islamic Ummah. Radicalism has no place in Islam. Nonetheless, in every corner of our Ummah, faces of radicalism stare back at us. It is most distressing to the Maldives that external actors provide all forms of support to such radical elements particularly, in emerging democracies”.

“To enjoy the glory of the true values of Islam, Muslims should stand united. There is no power without unity”, said Minister Dunya.

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OIC Foreign Ministers Meet in Kuwait

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

Kuwait - 27 May 2015 - The Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC began its 42nd Session in Kuwait today. The session themed on “Common Vision for Promotion of Tolerance and Denunciation of Terrorism” was officiated by the Emir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah in the ceremony held at Bayan Palace this morning.

During the Session the Foreign Ministers are scheduled to deliberate on an effective strategy for combating terrorism, extremism and Islamaphobia and other key issues facing the Islamic world. The Secretary General of the OIC will brief the Council of Foreign Ministers on the Organisation’s work and efforts since the last meeting of the Council in Jeddah last year. At the end of the meeting the Ministers will agree on the Kuwait Declaration and take important decisions on key issues.

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All countries should promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, with developed countries taking the lead

Friday, 15 May 2015 00:00

2015.05.15 - scp as a pathway for sustainable development of sidsNew York – 15 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, in an event on Sustainable Consumption and Production, underscored the issue as a pathway for sustainable development of SIDS. He emphasized that sustained economic and social progress can be reached while taking the environmental pillar of sustainability fully into account.

In his remarks the Maldives pointed out its Tourism Master Plans aimed at preserving and protecting the natural resource base, heritage and culture while at the same time introducing green technologies, sustainable energy sourcing, and carbon emission reduction methods for the tourism industry. He noted that Sustainable Consumption and Production can only be implemented through integrated planning.

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Maldives proactively engaged in combating and eliminating the scourge of drugs from society

Thursday, 07 May 2015 00:00

2015.05.07 - stop drugs handNew York – 7 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, intervened during the High-level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem in support of the process towards the special session.

The Maldives underscored that despite the valiant efforts of all countries to counteract the World Drug Problem, it still continues to pose a serious threat, directly and indirectly to the health, safety and well-being of all human beings. The country recognised the unique challenges that the effort against drugs pose and has therefore closely cooperated with international stakeholders to introduce and enforce specialised legislation on drugs.

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Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:42

uprclosing060515Geneva; Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have praised Maldives for the tremendous progress it has achieved in the promotion and protection of human rights. The comments were made during the Maldives’ review of the UPR at the Council.

Countries specifically noted the efforts aimed at strengthening the legal structure to create a conducive environment for the realization of human rights and more specifically, recognized the remarkable achievements Maldives has made in strengthening the legal framework to protect the vulnerable groups namely; children and persons with disabilities.

Delegations also noted the progress attained by the Maldives in safeguarding women’s rights; especially the enactment of the Domestic Violence Act, the Prevention of the Sexual Harassment and Abuse Act, and Sexual Offences Act, as legal shields that protect women from violence and sexual abuse.

The Human Rights Council also recognized the strides Maldives has made in ensuring that highest attainable standard of health care to its citizens. The introduction of universal health insurance was marked as a key milestone in the provision of affordable and access to health care for all people irrespective of their socio-economic background.

On Education, several members of the countries commended Maldives for offering free education up to higher secondary level, and free local and international exams to all children, adopting a policy of “No Child Left Behind”.

Maldives was also recognized by the Human Rights Council for being the only MDG+ country in South Asia. This is a nod towards the progress and achievements Maldives gained in the human development dimension of the country. Similarly, applauding the Maldives for leading the voice of Small Island Developing States as the Chair of AOSIS, members of the countries commended Maldives for its efforts in advocating the rights of small island developing states. Over 100 countries spoke at the Maldives review tonight.

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