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Ambassador Sareer attends the Iftar hosted by President Obama

Washington DC, 22 June 2015 - H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador of Maldives to the United States of America attended the annual Iftar dinner, which was hosted by President Barack Obama to celebrate Ramadan. "It’s a time of spiritual renewal and a reminder of one’s duty to our fellow man…

Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in dialogue

The Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in the UN brokered peace talks without preconditions and in good faith, including by resolving their differences through dialogue and consultations. The statement was made at the Extraordinary Meeting on the Situation in Yemen taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At…

Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in dialogue Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in dialogue

Maldives calls for a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda

New York – 9 June 2015 – The Maldives urges the need to find a way to mainstream disability and realize a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda.  Speaking at the Eighth Session of the Conference of State Parties on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador/Permanent…

Maldives calls for a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda Maldives calls for a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda

Muslims should join hands together to rebuild the fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation – Foreign Minister addresses the OIC

28 May 2015, Kuwait; Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Dunya Maumoon has highlighted the important values of moderation and tolerance in Islam and called on to regain its glorious character and status around the world by joining “hands to rebuild the[se] fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation”. The Minister…

All countries should promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, with developed countries taking the lead

New York – 15 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, in an event on Sustainable Consumption and Production, underscored the issue as a pathway for sustainable development of SIDS. He emphasized that sustained economic and social progress can be reached while taking the environmental pillar of…

Maldives proactively engaged in combating and eliminating the scourge of drugs from society

New York – 7 May 2015 – Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, intervened during the High-level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem in support of the process towards the special session. The Maldives underscored that despite the valiant efforts of all countries to…

Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements

Geneva; Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have praised Maldives for the tremendous progress it has achieved in the promotion and protection of human rights. The comments were made during the Maldives’ review of the UPR at the Council. Countries specifically noted the efforts aimed at strengthening the…

Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements Human Rights Council praises Maldives human rights achievements

Maldives calls on all countries, big and small alike, to stand together, side by side to listen to the continue calling for peace and disarmament

New York – 30 April 2015 – During the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Mr. Jeffrey Salim Waheed, Deputy Permanent Representative, spoke with regards to the topic of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education. Mr. Waheed pointed clearly out that it has been…

Ambassador Sareer attends the Iftar hosted by President Obama

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:40

iftar whWashington DC, 22 June 2015 - H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador of Maldives to the United States of America attended the annual Iftar dinner, which was hosted by President Barack Obama to celebrate Ramadan.

"It’s a time of spiritual renewal and a reminder of one’s duty to our fellow man -- to serve one another and lift up the less fortunate," said President Obama at the White House dinner attended by about 40 members of the diplomatic community, a few members of Congress, and prominent Muslim Americans.

 He recognized several young dinner guests, including Samantha Elauf, who went to the United States Supreme Court to defend her right to wear a headscarf, or hijab. She was 17 in 2008 when she was rejected for a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after wearing a hijab to the interview. "She was determined to defend the right to wear a hijab — to have the same opportunities as everybody else," President Obama said. "She went all the way to the Supreme Court — which I didn't do at her age — and she won."

The Iftar dinner, which continues a tradition started by President Clinton and continued by President George W. Bush.

   

Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in dialogue

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00

yemeniThe Maldives calls for both Yemeni Parties to engage in the UN brokered peace talks without preconditions and in good faith, including by resolving their differences through dialogue and consultations. The statement was made at the Extraordinary Meeting on the Situation in Yemen taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At the statement delivered by H.E. Mr. Abdullah Hameed, Ambassador at Large, the Maldives also echoed its support to the Government of Yemen represented by President Abdo Robo Mansour Hadi and expressed its support to the UN Security Council resolution calling on all Yemeni parties to abide by the Gulf Cooperation Council initiatives and to resume the United Nations-brokered political transition

In his statement Ambassador Hameed called on international community to work together and respond positively to the humanitarian situation, as innocent civilians continue to bear the burden of the conflict.

The Maldives delegation to the Extraordinary Meeting on Yemen  is headed by His Excellency Mr Abdullah Hameed, Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Abdul Waris Saeed, First Secretary of the Maldives Embassy in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

   

Maldives calls for a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 16:40

New York – 9 June 2015 – The Maldives urges the need to find a way to mainstream disability and realize a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda.  Speaking at the Eighth Session of the Conference of State Parties on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations stressed that the post-2015 agenda should guarantee non-discrimination and it should include a policy approach that empowers those most in need.

Ambassador Sareer said that the Maldives believes that strong policies and practices are essential to address the vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities.  He noted that the Constitution of the Maldives guarantees the full enjoyment of equal rights and fundamental freedoms to persons with disabilities.  To further strengthen and ensure the provision of their rights, in 2010 the Maldives enacted the Disability Act, and since then has established a Disability Council and a Disabilities Register.  The Register provides persons enlisted with monthly subsidies.

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Muslims should join hands together to rebuild the fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation – Foreign Minister addresses the OIC

Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:00

minister at oic28 May 2015, Kuwait; Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Dunya Maumoon has highlighted the important values of moderation and tolerance in Islam and called on to regain its glorious character and status around the world by joining “hands to rebuild the[se] fallen bridges of tolerance and moderation”.

The Minister made the remark in her address to the 42nd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC, currently underway in Kuwait this morning. In her address the Minister underscored the true values of Islam. “Islam is not only a religion, but a civilization. It once was the standard bearer, not only in science and innovation, but also in maintaining peace and promoting tolerance. Indeed, tolerance was once the soft power of the Islamic Ummah. Radicalism has no place in Islam. Nonetheless, in every corner of our Ummah, faces of radicalism stare back at us. It is most distressing to the Maldives that external actors provide all forms of support to such radical elements particularly, in emerging democracies”.

“To enjoy the glory of the true values of Islam, Muslims should stand united. There is no power without unity”, said Minister Dunya.

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OIC Foreign Ministers Meet in Kuwait

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

Kuwait - 27 May 2015 - The Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC began its 42nd Session in Kuwait today. The session themed on “Common Vision for Promotion of Tolerance and Denunciation of Terrorism” was officiated by the Emir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah in the ceremony held at Bayan Palace this morning.

During the Session the Foreign Ministers are scheduled to deliberate on an effective strategy for combating terrorism, extremism and Islamaphobia and other key issues facing the Islamic world. The Secretary General of the OIC will brief the Council of Foreign Ministers on the Organisation’s work and efforts since the last meeting of the Council in Jeddah last year. At the end of the meeting the Ministers will agree on the Kuwait Declaration and take important decisions on key issues.

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