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Maldives in the process of translating global goals into domestic sphere through a strategic national mechanism

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…

Maldives in the process of translating global goals into domestic sphere through a strategic national mechanism Maldives in the process of translating global goals into domestic sphere through a strategic national mechanism

The Maldives accedes to the ‘Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children’

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 Maldives accedes to the ‘Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children’ The Maldives accedes to the ‘Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children’

Maldives delegation to the 70th United Nations General Assembly successfully concludes regular session

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…

Peace and diplomacy as tools for easing issues of tension in the Middle East, urges the Maldives

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…

Peace and diplomacy as tools for easing issues of tension in the Middle East, urges the Maldives Peace and diplomacy as tools for easing issues of tension in the Middle East, urges the Maldives

Maldives calls on the UN to fulfil its responsibility to realize a lasting and comprehensive solution to the question of Palestine

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…

Maldives calls on the UN to fulfil its responsibility to realize a lasting and comprehensive solution to the question of Palestine Maldives calls on the UN to fulfil its responsibility to realize a lasting and comprehensive solution to the question of Palestine

President sends felicitations on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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…

Maldives asserts the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner to function in a truly independent manner

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…

Maldives asserts the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner to function in a truly independent manner Maldives asserts the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner to function in a truly independent manner

Maldives reiterates its call on Israel to end decades of injustice, violence, and systematic violations of fundamental rights

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…

Maldives reiterates its call on Israel to end decades of injustice, violence, and systematic violations of fundamental rights Maldives reiterates its call on Israel to end decades of injustice, violence, and systematic violations of fundamental rights

Maldives initiates a number of measures to curb the stem of foreign terrorist fighters

Friday, 12 February 2016 20:52

Ambassador_Sareer_-_Plenary-_UN_Counter_TerrorismAt 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

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Maldives urges a revisit of the graduation criteria for LDCs and calls for "smooth" transition strategies at special event on implementation of the IPoA

Thursday, 11 February 2016 21:19

Ambassador_Sareer-_IPOA_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".

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Maldives in the process of translating global goals into domestic sphere through a strategic national mechanism

Monday, 08 February 2016 11:13

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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

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The Maldives urges the UN Security Council to take stronger and meaningful actions to end conflict in Palestine and the Middle East

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 22:02

 

Open_Debate-_Ambassador_SareerH.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

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Maldives appointed as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee on Partnerships for Small Island Developing States

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.

   

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