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“The Maldives Journey at the UN is proof that with smart ideas, small states can succeed” Minister Dunya

Speaking on the 49th anniversary of the Maldives’ membership at the United Nations. Ms Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs noted that Maldives was the first so-called “micro state” to ask to join the United Nations. The Maldives’s request sparked a debate on the viability of micro-states and their ability…

Minister Dunya to participate in the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Dunya Maumoon will participate in the General Debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Minister Dunya departed Male’ tonight. Speaking to the press before her departure, Minister Dunya highlighted that Maldives will once again resume an active role at the General…

Maldives joins international efforts against Ebola Outbreak

Maldives has joined international efforts against Ebola outbreak by co-sponsoring a historic resolution adopted today at the United Nations Security Council. The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis unanimously adopted the resolution, co-sponsored by 131 countries, by far the most number of co-sponsors of…

Maldives joins international efforts against Ebola Outbreak Maldives joins international efforts against Ebola Outbreak

Maldives set to engage as United Nations General Assembly 69th Session opens

Today afternoon, in the newly renovated and opened General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the opening session of the 69th General Assembly took place. The meeting was presided over by H.E. Sam Kutsea, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda who will serve as President…

“Upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”: Minister Dunya

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Dunya Maumoon has said that “upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 level in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”. The Minister made the remarks in response to the decision by the United…

“Upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the  Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”: Minister Dunya “Upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the  Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”: Minister Dunya

Maldives calls for special focus to SIDS in the new climate agreement

Maldives has called for special focus to the small island developing states while developing the new climate agreement. The call was made at the on-going negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany.

Maldives calls for special focus to SIDS in the new climate agreement Maldives calls for special focus to SIDS in the new climate agreement

Maldives signs Memorandum of Understanding on Peacekeepers

UN Headquarters, New York: Today, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Contributions to the United Nations Stand-by Arrangements System, paving the way for the deployment of Maldivian UN military observers and peacekeepers. Signing on behalf of the United Nations, Under-Secretary-General Hervé Ladsous remarked that this was a…

Maldives signs Memorandum of Understanding on Peacekeepers Maldives signs Memorandum of Understanding on Peacekeepers

Maldives Shows Support for Financing a Sustainable Future - Focusing on the Financial Inclusion of Youth

Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) held a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York to promote the social and financial inclusion of children and youth. His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations expressed support for this goal and emphasized the particular significance of…

“The Maldives Journey at the UN is proof that with smart ideas, small states can succeed” Minister Dunya

Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:42

un pic maldives flagSpeaking on the 49th anniversary of the Maldives’ membership at the United Nations. Ms Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs noted that Maldives was the first so-called “micro state” to ask to join the United Nations. The Maldives’s request sparked a debate on the viability of micro-states and their ability to contribute effectively to the global issues. “The story of the Maldives, is the story of all small states at the United Nations. The Maldives journey at the UN, is proof that with smart ideas, small states can successfully contribute and become significant members of the international community,”Minister Dunya said. The Maldives was admitted to the United Nations on 21 September 1965, just 57 days after its full independence on 26 July 1965. 

During the past 49 years of its membership at the United Nations, the Maldives has spearheaded countless initiatives, especially on the security and resilience of small states. The Maldives hosted the first ever Conference of Small States twenty five years ago, titled “Small States Conference on Sea Level Rise”. The idea of forming the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) was born at this meeting. AOSIS today, is the key platform for the discussion of issues of small states. The Maldives introduced key resolutions at the United Nations General Assembly that highlighted the vulnerabilities of small states to external threats and focused on increasing the political resilience of those countries. The Maldives also hosted the first ever Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change, and spearheaded efforts at the United Nations Human Rights Council,  to establish the link between global warming and the full enjoyment of human rights. Efforts and leadership of the Maldives secured the introduction of the mandate for an independent expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

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Minister Dunya to participate in the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

minister dunya ny69gaMinister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Dunya Maumoon will participate in the General Debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Minister Dunya departed Male’ tonight.

Speaking to the press before her departure, Minister Dunya highlighted that Maldives will once again resume an active role at the General Assembly, supporting a wide-range of issues including peace and security, human rights, development, the environment and climate change, and rule of law and terrorism. Maldives will also strive to increase the role and voice of small island developing states at the UN.

Minister Dunya will also address the 29th Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the Porgramme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development to be held on 22 September 2014, as well as the Secretary General’s Climate Summit to be held on 23 September 2014. Both meetings will be held ahead of the opening of the General Debate on 24 September 2014.

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Maldives joins international efforts against Ebola Outbreak

Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

un-security-councilMaldives has joined international efforts against Ebola outbreak by co-sponsoring a historic resolution adopted today at the United Nations Security Council.

The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis unanimously adopted the resolution, co-sponsored by 131 countries, by far the most number of co-sponsors of any of the 2,176 resolutions adopted since UN was created. The resolution determinines that the unprecedented extent of the Ebola outbreak in Africa as constituting a threat to international peace and security.

By the resolution the Security Council has expressed concern about the detrimental effect of the isolation of Ebola-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone as a result of trade and travel restrictions imposed on the affected countries and called on Member States to facilitate the delivery of assistance, including qualified, specialized and trained personnel and supplies to the affected countries.

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Maldives set to engage as United Nations General Assembly 69th Session opens

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

01 - opening of ungaToday afternoon, in the newly renovated and opened General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the opening session of the 69th General Assembly took place. The meeting was presided over by H.E. Sam Kutsea, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda who will serve as President of the General Assembly during this 69th General Assembly.

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“Upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”: Minister Dunya

Friday, 20 June 2014 00:00

Foreign Minister Dunya MaumoonMinister of Foreign Affairs Ms Dunya Maumoon has said that “upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 level in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”. The Minister made the remarks in response to the decision by the United States to upgrade the Maldives to “Tier 2” level from last year’s “Tier 2 Watch List” in the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report prepared by the US State Department. The Report was released by United States Secretary of State Mr John Kerry today at a ceremony held at the State Department. The Maldives Ambassador to the United States, Mr Ahmed Sareer also attended the ceremony.

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