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Minister Thoriq Ibrahim participates in the Side-Event on harnessing synergies between 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement

22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, today participated at a High Level Event on harnessing the synergies between the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement organised by UN-DESA and OHRLLS. Speaking at the event, Minister highlighted the the importance of having…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, met with the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Tariq Al Gurg, of Dubai Cares this afternoon at the side-lines of the High Level Segment of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. During the meeting, Minister…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim delivered a keynote address at a Side-Event hosted by the New York University entitled "We'll Always Have Paris...Right?" today. The speakers highlighted on the withdrawal of the United States of America from the Paris Agreement and likely impacts…

We'll Always Have Paris...Right? We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy H.E Thoriq Ibrahim convened a High Level Dialogue on the Initiative for Renewable Island Energy (IRIE) at the margins of the 72 UNGA today.  IRIE was one of the initiatives launched in Marrakech in 2016, which aims to enhance political momentum…

Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

Foreign Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs ofDominican Republic

19 September 2017, New York – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim met with, H.E Mr. Miguel Vargas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Dominican Republic today. During the meeting Minister Asim expressed concerns about the devastation caused by the hurricanes in the Caribbean region. Ministers further discussed issues importance…

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High Level Event on Climate Education

20 November 2017, New York, The Maldives Minister of Environment and Energy, H.E Thoriq Ibrahimparticipated at a High Level Event on Climate Education and Youth jointl yorganised by COP 22 Presidency, Incoming COP 23 Presidency, United Nations Children Fund and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change today. Speaking at…

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Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF

19 September 2017, New York – Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki met with Mr. Ted Chaiban, Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF. The Director commended the remarkable work done by the Gender Ministry towards ending violence against children, and noted particularly close cooperation between the…

Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF

Maldives and El Salvador establish diplomatic relations

19 September 2017, New York – The Republic of Maldives and The Republic of El Salvador has established diplomatic relations today. The joint communiqué establishing relations between the two countries were signed by Dr. Mohamed Asim, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and Ing. Hugo Roger…

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Minister Mohamed Shainee meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cape Verde

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22 September 2017, New York

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Mohamed Shainee met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cape Verde Mr. Luís Filipe Tavares, today. The Ministers exchanged views on issues of mutual importance and cooperation.

The meeting was held at the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Minister Thoriq meets with Minister of Climate Change and Environment of UAE

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:20

22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, met with the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of UAE, Mr. Thani Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi this morning.

At the meeting held at the Permanent Mission of UAE, both Ministers discussed on strengthening cooperation on climate change related issues and other issues of mutual interest.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Minister Asim calls on the Government of Myanmar to respect its human rights obligations under International Law

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:17

22 September 2017, New York, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim participated in the Annual OIC Foreign Minister's meeting held on the margins of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

While speaking at the meeting, Minister Asim reflected on some of the pressing challenges faced by the Muslim world and called for urgent action, particularly on the issue of Rohingya Muslims. He called on the Government of Myanmar to respect its human rights obligations under international law, international humanitarian law and human rights covenants. He further called on the Muslim Ummah to take appropriate steps to stop the genocide and ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State. Minister noted that the Maldives has launched nationwide activities to raise funds to help the Rohingya Muslims and added that the Government has also ceased all trade ties with Myanmar, until it takes measures to prevent the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims.

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Minister Shainee meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:16

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22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Mohamed Shainee met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, Ms. Aurelia Frick this afternoon.

At the meeting held at the United Nations Headquarters, both Ministers discussed on strengthening cooperation between Maldives and Liechtenstein on areas of mutual interest.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Strength in the Group of G77 and China is Unity in Diversity, says Minister Asim

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:14

g7722 Septmber 2017, New York, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim participated in the Annual Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China, held on the margins of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

During Minister Asim's Speech, he expressed gratitude for the solidarity offered by the G77, for small states like the Maldives. '...together, the group has made significant strides throughout the negotiation for the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction' he said.

While appreciating the Group's diversity, Minister Asim also condemned the atrocities taking place in the Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar and called on the Government of Myanmar to bring an end to the atrocities. 'Together we raise the voice of the voiceless and the marginalized. Every day we distract ourselves from the big picture by looking inwards, is truly a day lost in vain' he said.

The Group of 77 was established on 15 June 1964, by seventy-seven developing countries, to promote the collective economic interests of its members.

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