The United Nations Economic and Social Council, convened a meeting of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development from 26 June to 8 July 2015. Throughout the session, Maldives, voiced the priorities and vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing Islands (SIDS) as related to the Sustainable Development Goals and…
The Governor of Maldives Monetary Bank Dr. Azeema Adam served as a panellist during a session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, addressing the progress made and challenges remaining in implementing the SAMOA Pathway, that was adopted at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States…
The Maldives hosted, with UN-DESA/DSD, the first SIDS Partnerships Dialogue today. This informal event provided an opportunity for Small Island Developing States and international partners (including member states, UN agencies, and international and non-governmental organizations) to share updates about the over 300 partnerships that were registered at the Third International…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Friday, 24 July 2015 10:43
Two-state solution is the only viable option to ensure peace in the Middle East, asserts Maldives
New York, July 23 2015: Maldives reiterated its support for the two-state solution and called for the full realisation of the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Situation of the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations stressed that it is critical for the Security Council to strengthen efforts to formulate new ways of moving forward to ensure lasting solutions in the Middle East. While noting how distant the idea of peace seems in the face of escalated conflict, he stressed that the two-state solution remains the only viable option for peace.
Ambassador Sareer also noted the tragic humanitarian crisis in Syria, underscoring the importance of achieving an inclusive political solution based on the Geneva talks. He also expressed Maldives’ deep concern over the situation in Yemen and urged the international community to mobilize humanitarian assistance in order to reach the increasingly vast population of Yemen in dire need of aid. Maldives reiterated its support for the historic framework agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1, and said that it “represents an opportunity to resolve more than the nuclear issue alone” citing it as a “clear example of how political will, and continuous effort can help reach solutions”.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:29
Male’, 14 July 2015 ,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Ms. Dunya Maumoon has welcomed the deal reached between The Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Germany and Russia with regard to Iran’s nuclear programme.
The pact is the culmination of many years of negotiations and marks an important step towards achieving nuclear disarmament and global peace. This historic accord redesigns Iran’s nuclear programme to only enrich small amounts of uranium for civilian use and creates an inspection regime to ensure Iran’s compliance. The negotiations resulted in agreement from the United States and European allies to drop their economic sanctions against Iran, opening up Iran’s access to global markets for oil sales and other areas of economic exchange.
Hailing the peace accord, Foreign Minister Dunya stated: “Today’s agreement is a major contribution towards better diplomatic relations and peace in the region. The Maldives has always advocated for countries to stand together, side by side and choose to close this dark chapter of human history through the eventual prohibition and comprehensive destruction of all nuclear weapons. The Maldives continues to call for nuclear disarmament and looks forward to all countries involved approving this agreement”.
Friday, 10 July 2015 00:00
The United Nations Economic and Social Council, convened a meeting of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development from 26 June to 8 July 2015. Throughout the session, Maldives, voiced the priorities and vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing Islands (SIDS) as related to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A SIDS focused session was arranged on the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway, adopted at the Third International Conference on SIDS held in Apia, Samoa on 4 September 2014.
In their interventions, the Maldives emphasized the importance of supporting SIDS to strengthen their capacity for data collection and analysis in order to better implement and conduct follow up and review mechanisms for the Sustainable Development Goals. The need for enhanced means of implementation was also highlighted as necessary for accelerating the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Maldives also highlighted the importance of sustainable consumption and production patterns for SIDS and in this context, highlighted SIDS Dock energy program as examples of how Maldives and other island states are actively working to find financial and capacity support to make the transition to sustainable consumption and production.
The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development, and provides leadership, guidance and recommendations on sustainable development commitments.
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00
The Governor of Maldives Monetary Bank Dr. Azeema Adam served as a panellist during a session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, addressing the progress made and challenges remaining in implementing the SAMOA Pathway, that was adopted at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States held in Apia, Samoa in September 2014. Dr. Adam opened the panel, drawing attention to the significant challenges facing Small Island Developing States in generating financing for infrastructure projects, and in diversifying the economy to build resilience. She argued while “vulnerability may be the condition in which SIDS have to survive…resilience is the strategy that [SIDS] have to adopt”. She pointed to partnerships as one of the best methods of addressing these challenges, and other sustainable development goals. Dr Adam was joined by His Excellency Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations, Professor Andrew Downes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University Office of Planning and Development, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, and Mr. Ben Glass, Chief Executive Officer, Altaeros Energies, Boston, Massachusetts.
Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00
The Maldives hosted, with UN-DESA/DSD, the first SIDS Partnerships Dialogue today. This informal event provided an opportunity for Small Island Developing States and international partners (including member states, UN agencies, and international and non-governmental organizations) to share updates about the over 300 partnerships that were registered at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States held in Apia, Samoa in September 2014, and highlight this work for advancing sustainable development in SIDS. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the UN, in his opening remarks highlighted that partnerships are integral to implementing the S.A.M.O.A. Pathway. In addition, Ambassador Sareer stated that SIDS are eager to learn from past experiences, build on existing relationships, and move forward with even more effective, inclusive, and impactful initiatives.
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