At the 54th Session of the Commission on Social Development, Maldives noted that the Government of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is committed to translating the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals into the domestic sphere through a strategically envisioned national mechanism. The Maldives urged the International Community to reiterate its…
The Maldives has today signed the instrument of accession to the 'Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children', supplementing the United Nations Conventions against Transnational Organised Crime. Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dunya Maumoon signed the Protocol on behalf of the Government at a…
The regular session of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly came to a close on 23rd December 2015, following the conclusion of the deliberations of the budgetary and administrative committee of the General Assembly, including deliberations on the biennium budget for the United Nations for the 2016-2017…
At the General Assembly debate on the situation in the Middle East today, the Maldives highlighted the failure of the international community to bring an end to Israeli occupation and the apartheid system in place has strove to change the mind-sets of generations that have grown up in an atmosphere…
At the General Assembly today, the Maldives noted that the failure to end the 67 year long Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains one of the greatest failures of the international community and the United Nations. Despite the adoption of countless UN Security Council resolutions, and the General Assembly having numerous reports of…
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message of felicitation to the President and people of Palestine on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The President's message reads as follows: "On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, I wish to reiterate…
The Maldives today urged the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to function in a truly independent manner, without partisanship and with an ever forward-looking mindset. The Maldives also stressed that the Human Rights Council must be open to explore ways to improve the work of the council…
The Maldives expressed is solidarity with the Palestinian people and reiterated its unwavering support for the legitimate and inalienable rights of the Palestinian People. The Maldives emphasised that Israel’s national policies consistently, blatantly violate international law and constitute a system of apartheid against the Palestinians. The Maldives also voiced that…
Friday, 12 February 2016 20:52
At the United Nations General Assembly debate on Global Counter Terrorism Strategy, the Maldives announced that its Government has initiated a number of concrete actions to curb the stem of foreign terrorist fighters in ensuring the safety and security of all Maldivians.
Speaking at the debate, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives, highlighted a number of measures initiated by the Government of Maldives. This includes two robust frameworks enacted by the country in 2015 which focuses on preventive measures for addressing violent extremism. One is the Anti-Terrorism Act, under which it
Thursday, 11 February 2016 21:19
Speaking at a special thematic event on "Building Synergy and Coherence in the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", Maldives shared its experiences on graduation from the LDC status. Maldives urged the UN system to rethink its existing criteria for graduation, arguing that it does not adequately "pay attention to the inherent and extreme vulnerability of graduating countries".
His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives, stressed that the Economic Vulnerability Index, one of the criteria used by the UN, is in itself flawed since it does not account for"key considerations such as environmental vulnerability, import dependency (for essential commodities), and geographic dispersion and isolation".
Monday, 08 February 2016 11:13
At the 54th Session of the Commission on Social Development, Maldives noted that the Government of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is committed to translating the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals into the domestic sphere through a strategically envisioned national mechanism. The Maldives urged the International Community to reiterate its commitment to the Copenhagen Declaration of Action adopted at the World Summit for Social Development. The Maldives also emphasized the international community to embark on inclusive and people centered development in the context of the newly adopted 2030 Agenda.
His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives, who delivered the statement, stressed that the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires Governments to strengthen the social dimension of sustainable development in a more coherent and integrated manner. Governments have to identify the root causes of
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 22:02
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives has urged the Members of the UN Security Council to take stronger and meaningful actions to end conflict in Palestine and the Middle East. In his statement at the Security Council's quarterly open debate, he also called upon Israel to take concrete actions towards ending its occupation and paving the way for a two state solution.
The Maldives strongly condemned the unwarranted restrictions imposed by Israel in theoccupied territory of Palestine; including the
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 21:59
On 20 January 2016, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has appointed H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives as Co-Chair for the Steering Committee on Partnerships for Small Island Developing States through a letter dated 20 January 2016. H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, the Permanent Representative of Italy was appointed as the other Co-Chair of the Committee.
The mandate of the Co-Chairs is to follow up on the implementation of the (SIDS) Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.
The Maldives is continuing to play a prominent role in its second year as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) in leading the voice of SIDS through intergovernmental negotiations in Climate Change and Sustainable Development.
Page 1 of 51
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.