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Maldives committed to ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities

"The Government of Maldives is committed to ensuring that the rights of persons with disability are respected and ensured", stressed His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations. The Ambassador made this remark while speaking at the ninth Conference of State Parties to the…

Maldives committed to ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities Maldives committed to ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities

Maldives urges protection of civilians as a priority in determining scope and mandates of peacekeeping missions

The Maldives has highlighted the importance of having a robust framework for the protection of civilians to ensure that international human rights and humanitarian law are observed in zones of conflict. H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations made this statement in the High…

Maldives urges protection of civilians as a priority in determining scope and mandates of peacekeeping missions Maldives urges protection of civilians as a priority in determining scope and mandates of peacekeeping missions

Maldives committed to keep low prevalence of HIV/AIDS

"The Government of Maldives is committed to working diligently to maintain the low prevalence of HIV in the country", said His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations.  He made this statement while addressing the United Nations General Assembly at its High-level meeting on…

Maldives committed to keep low prevalence of HIV/AIDS Maldives committed to keep low prevalence of HIV/AIDS

"Maldives reiterates its call for revisit of graduation criteria for LDCs"

27 May 2016, Ankara, Turkey:"Graduation is not an end – but a beginning. It should be embraced – not feared," stated the Maldives at the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action on LDCs. Throwing light on its own experience, when it graduated from LDC status in 2011, the…

Maldives highlights importance of moving from vision to implementation

Maldives highlighted the importance of a persistent, systemic approach to moving from vision to implementation of the several important documents adopted in 2015. Speaking at a High Level Roundtable on "Innovative Partnerships for Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Implementation of the SAMOA Pathway and the 2030 Agenda" held on 25…

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"Only a correct analysis of the situation will lead to correct strategies in eliminating the menace of terrorism": says the Maldives Foreign Secretary

11 May 2016, New York: "Only a correct analysis of the situation will lead to correct strategies in eliminating the menace of terrorism", the Maldives Foreign Secretary Ali Naseer Mohamed said at the UN Security Council in New York today. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on…

“A paradigm shift is needed in understanding the concepts of peace and security to respond to emerging challenges facing the world”, says the Maldives

10 May 2016, New York: The Maldives has today called for a paradigm shift in approaching and applying key concepts such as threats, security, and peace, in responding to emerging challenges facing the world. Speaking at the High Level Thematic Debate on the United Nations, Peace, and Security, which is…

“A paradigm shift is needed in understanding the concepts of peace and security to respond to emerging challenges facing the world”, says the Maldives “A paradigm shift is needed in understanding the concepts of peace and security to respond to emerging challenges facing the world”, says the Maldives

Maldives calls for partnerships to facilitate SIDS Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030

New York, 21 April 2016: Maldives in its intervention at the high-level policy dialogue session on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030 called on the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to assist countries like Maldives in securing partnerships for its transition to a green, low-carbon, high-energy efficient economy. H.E.…

Maldives calls for partnerships to facilitate SIDS Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030 Maldives calls for partnerships to facilitate SIDS Achieving Sustainable Energy for All by 2030

Maldives committed to ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities

Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:57

Ambassador_Sareer-_CRPD"The Government of Maldives is committed to ensuring that the rights of persons with disability are respected and ensured", stressed His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations. The Ambassador made this remark while speaking at the ninth Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities .

Ambassador Sareer outlined the regulations and rulings made under the Disability Act of Maldives, which makes provisions for Disability Minimum Standards, Regulation on Providing Financial Assistance and Assistive Devices to People with Disabilities, and the Regulation on Disability Registry. He noted that under the Disability Register, persons with disabilities are listed on official documentation and therefore receive noteworthy subsidies.. He further highlighted the work undertaken by the Disability Council to raise awareness about disabilities and to counter stigma related to it.

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Maldives urges protection of civilians as a priority in determining scope and mandates of peacekeeping missions

Friday, 10 June 2016 17:10

Ambassador_Sareer_SC_The Maldives has highlighted the importance of having a robust framework for the protection of civilians to ensure that international human rights and humanitarian law are observed in zones of conflict. H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations made this statement in the High Level Open Debate at the Security Council on protecting civilians in the context of UN peacekeeping operations.

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Maldives committed to keep low prevalence of HIV/AIDS

Friday, 10 June 2016 14:15

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"The Government of Maldives is committed to working diligently to maintain the low prevalence of HIV in the country", said His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations.  He made this statement while addressing the United Nations General Assembly at its High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS.

Ambassador Sareer outlined the country's multi-sectoral National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS that runs from 2014 to 2018 and is tasked with 3 main objectives.  First, is to strengthen essential services target at key affected populations; secondly, to improve prevention efforts for gemeral population and special groups including youth and migrants; and third, to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV and AIDS.  The Ambassador noted the need for support from the international community in accessing the required technical expertise and financial resources to achieve these objectives.

The Maldives statement highlighted the challenges it faces in the fight against HIV/AIDS. "Despite the preventive and control measures taken by the Government to prevent and control the spread of HIV and AIDS, we are confronted with much constraints in carrying out effective and efficient target programs and interventions", it was noted. 

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"Maldives reiterates its call for revisit of graduation criteria for LDCs"

Friday, 27 May 2016 16:27

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27 May 2016, Ankara, Turkey:"Graduation is not an end – but a beginning. It should be embraced – not feared," stated the Maldives at the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action on LDCs. Throwing light on its own experience, when it graduated from LDC status in 2011, the Maldives spoke of the inherent challenges of small island developing states (SIDS) because of structural vulnerabilities.

Speaking at the High Level Event, H.E Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives, shared his country's experience, being one of the very few that have been able to graduate from the UN List of LDCs. Six days after the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly decided to graduate Maldives in 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami hit the island. Nearly 62% of the GDP was destroyed, hundreds internally displaced, and social and economic infrastructure was severely damaged. Reflecting thus on the fragility and unpredictability faced by SIDS like Maldives, Mr. Sareer observed that due to this tragic incident, the people of Maldives may never "stop feeling vulnerable to the slightest natural disaster occurring anywhere within the bounds of the Indian Ocean rim".

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Maldives highlights importance of moving from vision to implementation

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 16:22

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Maldives highlighted the importance of a persistent, systemic approach to moving from vision to implementation of the several important documents adopted in 2015.

Speaking at a High Level Roundtable on "Innovative Partnerships for Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Implementation of the SAMOA Pathway and the 2030 Agenda" held on 25 May 2016, on the side-lines of the United Nations Environment Assembly being held in Nairobi, Kenya, his Excellency Mr Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, spoke of the partnership framework for SIDS, established through General Assembly resolution 70/292. The Partnership Framework is aimed at following up on the partnerships announced in Samoa at the Third International Conference on SIDS, as well as encourages new partnerships.

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