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New Ambassador of Maldives, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, presents Credentials to President Donald Trump

21 July 2017, Washington DC. - The new Ambassador of Maldives to the United States of America, His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, has presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the United States of America, His Excellency Mr. Donald Trump, during a ceremony that was held today…

Maldives demonstrates the progress achieved in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and reaffirms commitment to the Global Goals

19 July 2017 - The Maldives has presented the country's first Voluntary National Review (VNR) during the High Level Political Forum taking place from 10-19 July 2017 at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York. The VNR, which was presented by His Excellency Mr. Abdullahi Majeed, the Minister of…

The Maldives emphasizes the utility of the High Level Political Forum, in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

18 July 2017 - The Maldives has stated that commencing the Voluntary National Review process for the High Level Political Forum has brought impetus to the challenging task of mainstreaming and implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda domestically. During the national statement delivered at the Forum today, His Excellency Mr.…

The Maldives emphasizes the utility of the High Level Political Forum, in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals The Maldives emphasizes the utility of the High Level Political Forum, in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

New Permanent Representative begins work at the Mission

New York, 17 July 2017: The new Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed has assumed work at the Mission today. Ambassador Mohamed has been in the Maldives Foreign Service since 1985. Before he was appointed Permanent Representative, he was the Foreign Secretary of…

New Permanent Representative begins work at the Mission New Permanent Representative begins work at the Mission

The Maldives engages at the Thematic Reviews of the High Level Political Forum 2017

2017.7.14, New York; At the High Level Political Forum 2017, the Maldives, on behalf of the Alliance for Small Island States (AOSIS), delivered interventions highlighting the priorities and vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Maldives spoke on behalf of AOSIS during the interactive discussions of SDG1 on poverty…

The Maldives engages at the Thematic Reviews of the High Level Political Forum 2017 The Maldives engages at the Thematic Reviews of the High Level Political Forum 2017

Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean

New York, 5 June 2017, The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shainee urged steadfast efforts to care for and restore the health of oceans to achieve the targets of SDG 14 and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Speaking on behalf of…

Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean

"Alliance of Small Island States co-hosts High-Level Dialogue on Oceans and Small Island States on first day of Ocean Conference"

New York, 5 June 2017:  The Maldives, as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), co-hosted a High-Level Dialogue on Oceans and Seas with SIDS DOCK and the United Nations Office of The High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing…

Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics

New York, 5 June 2017:  The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shainee today participated at the first partnership dialogue focusing on addressing marine pollution co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia, and H.E. Mr. Vidar Helgesen, the…

Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics

"We're looking to Oceans Conference to provide global call to action from Goverment's and civil society" - Maldives at the United Nations

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 17:13

DPI_-_Sareer31 May 2017, New York ; Today, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer led a press conference with AOSIS colleagues, Ambassador Jane Chigyal of the Federated States of Micronesia and Ambassador Ronald Jumeau of the Seychelles. The briefing was supposed to focus on the upcoming UN Oceans Conference, and the Island Ambassadors certainly covered ocean issues that are key to their countries, fisheries, ocean acidification, pollution, and others. But the elephant in the room were rumors that the United States will leave the Paris Agreement. The Ambassadors kept calm, stayed diplomatic and told it like it was. As Ambassador Sareer said: "Islands brought climate change to international attention in the late 1980s. We've been through a lot since then and it took a lot of work to get the US onboard. Of course, we would rather that they be in, but whatever happens we won't give up. That's the Island spirit."

The event was organisaed by Department of Public Information of the United Nations.

The link to the video could be found at :http://webtv.un.org/media/watch/to-preview-the-world-ocean-conference-press-conference-31-may-2017/5454664234001

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Maldives engages at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Thursday, 25 May 2017 18:44

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24 May 2017, Cancun, Mexico; The Maldives, as a strong advocate on the importance of building resilience to disasters, participates at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that is taking place in Cancun Mexico from 22-26 May 2017.

The Global platform is the primary forum to access progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, share good practices and knowledge; and to foster new partnerships. The Sendai Framework aims for substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic physical, social, cultural, and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries. It also puts focus on preventing disaster risks and to strengthen resilience. The framework also places a special recognition of the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to disasters.

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Maldives shares SIDS experiences on policy and poverty eradication

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:13

 Sareer_at_ECOSOC_Intergration_Panel_9 May 2017, New York; Speaking at the 2017 Integration Segment hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador of Maldives, shared specific issues of Maldives and SIDS on the topic of moving forward to integrate poverty eradication into policy, with panelists providing examples fromnational experience.

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Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime

Monday, 08 May 2017 20:09

Ambassador_Sareer_-_CPD_49_Item_48 May 2017, New York; At the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations called upon the international community to explore innovative ways to combat organized crime and stressed on the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination through capacity building and technical assistance to the most vulnerable societies.

Speaking at the event, he noted that transnational organised networks do not just threaten international peace and security but also they represent serious violations of human rights and undermine social and economic development.

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Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime

Monday, 08 May 2017 09:12

 

DPR_at_Security_Council_8 May 2017, New York, At the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations called upon the international community to explore innovative ways to combat organized crime and stressed on the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination through capacity building and technical assistance to the most vulnerable societies.

Speaking at the event, he noted that transnational organised networks do not just threaten international peace and security but also they represent serious violations of human rights and undermine social and economic development.

In his intervention on the subject, "international cooperation in criminal matters within peace and security pillars: the role of central authorities", Ambassador Sareer noted that the Maldives has in the recent past strengthened its legal framework and institutional architecture to establish a coordinated response mechanism to fight the scourge of organised crimes.

The Maldives highlighted that transnational organised networks create vectors of violence that leave a trail of death and destruction in their wake and that there is a growing connection of these networks to terrorist groups, which makes countering those networks only more essential with the United Nations and the Security Council having an important role to play. The Maldives also called upon the Member States to deepen their participation in regional and sub-regional initiatives and organisations, in a spirit of cooperation and determination, to work towards improving the comprehensiveness of regional frameworks dealing with the subject.

The Open Arria Formula meeting was convened by the Delegation of Italy and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

 


   

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