The Maldives called on the United Nations to establish a special category to address the unique and particular challenges Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face. “Special situations call for special solutions”, said H.E Mr Ahmed Sareer during his statement at the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly. The Maldives…
Speaking at the open debate on the Council’s Working Methods, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, said that in keeping with the mandate of the Council derived from article 24 of the UN Charter; “there is an obligation among every member of…
Today the Maldives has joined the global chorus of voices condemning the violence in the Middle East and especially the State of Palestine, as the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on the subject. Speaking at the open debate, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the…
Malé, Maldives – Senior officials from the Governments of the United States and Republic of Maldives met today under the United States-Maldives Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to launch their trade dialogue and evaluate developments in our trade and investment relationship. The officials discussed a wide range of trade…
Maldives has condemned all acts, methods and practices of terrorism as well as stated that terrorism should not be associated with any religion or culture, during the debate on “Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism” at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Noting that terrorism coupled with fanaticism…
Maldives emphasized the need for holistic, inclusive development that puts people at the centre as it highlighted the country’s priorities as the general debate began on social development at the Third Committee of the 69th Session of the General Assembly. In its statement, the Maldives noted that the Government of…
During the Follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the Plenary of the 69th session of the General Assembly, H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer delivered a statement on the new Secretary General's Report on this issue. At the 20th anniversary of the Programme…
During the annual general debate of the Second Committee, the Maldives set out its priorities for the current session of the General Assembly, that will lay the groundwork for the crucial agreements to be reached in 2015 on climate change and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Referring to the recently held…
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
The United Nation manifests humankind’s most valued hopes for peace, security, and freedoms. In today’s world of uncertainty, senseless violence and extremism, mired by poverty, disease and pain, the United Nations’ role as the ultimate guarantor of peace and security is much valued, albeit difficult to exercise. The United Nations is a valued partner for development across the globe. And it is the Maldives’ hope that the important role that the UN can play in development, will further be exercised with the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda next year.
The Maldives’ decision to join the UN in 1965 sparked a debate on how a “micro state”, such as the Maldives, could possibly contribute to the organisation. Today, Maldives is proud to have proven the doubters wrong. The Maldives takes pride in the active and useful role it has played at the Untied Nations. It has shown that not only do small states belong, but can contribute immensely, to the work of the United Nations. Despite our size, our voice is strong and clear.
It was the Maldives that brought to the world’s attention, the many challenges small states face and the importance of embarking on sustainable policies to increase their resilience. It was the Maldives that warned the world of the dangers of climate change. The Maldives has led various initiatives on climate change, human rights, and sustainable development of small island developing states at the United Nations. It has taken on prominent roles at the United Nations, most recently on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Such initiatives have no doubt revealed the ability and the willingness of the Maldives to lead.
Over the years, the United Nations has remained as a strong supporter of the Maldives. As we look forward to celebrating our golden jubilee of independence next year, the Maldives reaffirms its commitment to continue its journey at the United Nations. We will continue to work with the UN to make the world a safer place and give everyone the courage to dream new dreams.
On this momentous occasion, I express my best wishes to the people of the Maldives for their achievements in the international arena. I also extend heartfelt congratulations to the Secretary General and to the United Nations for the inspiring work and collective efforts to address the new and emerging issues of this century.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 19:15
The Maldives called on the United Nations to establish a special category to address the unique and particular challenges Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face. “Special situations call for special solutions”, said H.E Mr Ahmed Sareer during his statement at the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly.
The Maldives noted that small island nations are exposed to particular vulnerabilities and long-term challenges, such as climate change and associated sea-level rise, coral bleaching and coastal erosion. In addition, the smallness and remoteness of island states preclude economies of scale and cause significant transportation costs. The Maldives called on Member States to acknowledge the special situation and the associated particular needs of SIDS.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
Geneva; Maldivian Judge Aisha Shujune Muhammad, the Judge at the Civil Court of Maldives was re-elected today to the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) today. She was elected to the SPT with 63 out of 70 valid ballots cast, at the elections held at the Fifth Meeting of the States Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) in Geneva.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
Speaking at the open debate on the Council’s Working Methods, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, said that in keeping with the mandate of the Council derived from article 24 of the UN Charter; “there is an obligation among every member of the Council to ensure that every decision is transparent and in the best interests of the global community.”
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00
Today the Maldives has joined the global chorus of voices condemning the violence in the Middle East and especially the State of Palestine, as the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on the subject.
Speaking at the open debate, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations said that “the United Nations resolutions and subsequent negotiations have made clear that the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 has no place in the modern world, and that the State of Palestine must be recognized”. He further urged that the State of Palestine must be granted full independence with its pre-1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
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