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"A Vote for the Maldives is a Vote for Hope" Minister Asim

25 January 2018, New York Maldives Foreign Minister Dr Mohamed Asim has said that "a vote for the Maldives is a vote for hope". Speaking at a reception titled "Maldivian Night", Minister Asim highlighted that the development story of Maldives is not only a testament to the work of Maldivians,…

The Security Council should focus on a more holistic approach to conflict resolution, Minister Asim

25 January 2018, New York Maldives Minister of Foreign Affairs asked the Security Council to focus on a more holistic approach to conflict resolution. Speaking at the United Nations Quarterly Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, Minister Asim presented his views on the…

The Security Council should focus on a more holistic approach to conflict resolution, Minister Asim The Security Council should focus on a more holistic approach to conflict resolution, Minister Asim

General Assembly to adopt Resolution on Status of Jerusalem

21 December 2017, New York, The General Assembly will consider, and likely will adopt, a Resolution on the Status of Jerusalem at the Tenth Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly to be convened today. The Emergency Special Session is convened following the Security Council's inability to adopt the Resolution…

"When elected to the Security Council, the Maldives will build a reservoir of hope, of trust, of credibility": says Maldives Ambassador at the UN General Assembly

- "We may be small, but we do have the strength in our shoulders, grit in our bones, to carry the lofty ideals and aspirations that define this organisation" New York, 7 November 2017: The Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed said that…

The Maldives emphasizes on the need to be objective and accurate in compiling UN Reports

New York: 8 October 2017: The Government of Maldives takes note of the Report of the Secretary-General issued on 6 October 2017 entitled "Children in Armed Conflict". In the Report, the Secretary General notes the substantive progress that the Coalition has made in their efforts to protect the lives, rights, and…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

3 October 2017, New York Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed today underscored that the act of terrorism should have no place in the civilized world. He particularly condemned, all acts of terrorism, committed in the name of Islam. Ambassador Mohamed made the remarks…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

"Inclusivity is the cornerstone of my Government's social development policies"- Permanent Representative at the UNGA Third Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed briefed on the efforts of the Government of Maldives to improve the lives of women, children, youth, poor, the elderly and persons with disabilities, during the Third Committee debate on the issue…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed today highlighted economic progress of the Maldives and noted key areas in which the UN can play an important role in the economic development of countries. While nothing the significant contribution of…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

"A Vote for the Maldives is a Vote for Hope" Minister Asim

Friday, 26 January 2018 23:43

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25 January 2018, New York

Maldives Foreign Minister Dr Mohamed Asim has said that "a vote for the Maldives is a vote for hope". Speaking at a reception titled "Maldivian Night", Minister Asim highlighted that the development story of Maldives is not only a testament to the work of Maldivians, but also an achievement for the UN. The United Nations, he said, gave the Maldives a platform, where size and lack of might did not matter, and where every voice could be heard.

The Minister also highlighted the importance of celebrating diversity within the United Nations, saying "it is this diversity of experience and fresh perspectives that it offers that result in the triumph of multilateralism". And that it is the hope and success that the UN brought to the Maldives, that encouraged the Maldives to contribute meaningfully to forging shared solutions that shape our shared destiny. He went on to say, that these are the reasons why the Maldives decided to contest for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020.

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The Security Council should focus on a more holistic approach to conflict resolution, Minister Asim

Friday, 26 January 2018 23:37

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25 January 2018, New York

Maldives Minister of Foreign Affairs asked the Security Council to focus on a more holistic approach to conflict resolution. Speaking at the United Nations Quarterly Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, Minister Asim presented his views on the need to focus on sustaining peace, maintaining stability and security. To do so, he said, a key approach would be to focus on State building in peacekeeping and peace building efforts. "State failure has the potential to derail any peace process", he said. And in order to do so, the Security Council should look at the wide plethora of tools available across the United Nations system, and not just military options.

Minister Asim also expressed concern about the situation in Palestine, especially with recent developments on the status of Jerusalem. The Minister called on Israel to fully implement the decisions of the Security Council, and respect the legal obligations under the United Nations Charter. On Syria, the Minister noted the need to sustain the positive momentum with the all-Syria congress to be convened at the end of the month.

   

General Assembly to adopt Resolution on Status of Jerusalem

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 23:44

21 December 2017, New York, The General Assembly will consider, and likely will adopt, a Resolution on the Status of Jerusalem at the Tenth Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly to be convened today. The Emergency Special Session is convened following the Security Council's inability to adopt the Resolution on Jerusalem on Monday, 18 December 2017.

The draft Resolution affirms that any decision and actions, which alter the character, status, or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void, and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant Resolutions of the UN Security Council.

The Maldives is a co-sponsor of the draft Resolution, and will deliver a statement at the Emergency Special Session, in which it will reiterate its long held position that the only viable solution to the question of Palestine is for Israel to withdraw from its illegal occupation of Palestine, and help to create conditions for the establishment of an independent and sovereign State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital, on the Palestinian lands with pre-1967 borders.

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"When elected to the Security Council, the Maldives will build a reservoir of hope, of trust, of credibility": says Maldives Ambassador at the UN General Assembly

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 16:46

Photo_-_UNSC- "We may be small, but we do have the strength in our shoulders, grit in our bones, to carry the lofty ideals and aspirations that define this organisation"

New York, 7 November 2017: The Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed said that when the Maldives is elected to the Security Council for the term 2019-2020, the country will, in collaboration with its partners, "build a reservoir of hope, of trust, of credibility, that will redefine the ordering principle in multilateral diplomacy, to one where right will become the might". Ambassador Mohamed delivered the Statement at the debate at the General Assembly today on the "Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters Related to the Security Council".

In his Statement, Ambassador Mohamed noted that the UN and the Security Council "were structured according to the needs, and the realities of the time. Yet, that reality has changed most profoundly. The world has changed. The UN has changed. The way we understood security, the means to sustain peace, have changed. We have new members. New approaches. New dimensions. Yet here, in the United Nations Security Council, we persist in our old ways."

 

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The Maldives emphasizes on the need to be objective and accurate in compiling UN Reports

Sunday, 08 October 2017 09:29

New York: 8 October 2017: The Government of Maldives takes note of the Report of the Secretary-General issued on 6 October 2017 entitled "Children in Armed Conflict". In the Report, the Secretary General notes the substantive progress that the Coalition has made in their efforts to protect the lives, rights, and welfare of children who are affected by conflict in Yemen.

The Report also lists instances of violations committed by parties to the conflict, and those allegedly by the Coalition. It is apparent, however, that the allegations leveled against the Coalition were based not on first hand observation by the officials of the United Nations, but regrettably, on reports by various other parties, including NGOs.

The Maldives has always argued on the need to verify information using the most objective methods, especially if the information were to use in public documents. International organisations, including the UN, and the European Union, should follow a rigorous process of verifying the information they use for policy purposes and in public documents.

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