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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

Maldives elected to premier UN body on women’s rights

Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:00

Maldives on Executive Board of UN WomenThe Republic of Maldives today was elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations to serve a three-year term on the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). At the election that was held during the resumed session of the Economic and Social Council, Maldives as a member of the Executive Board will aim to strengthen the work of the organization in meeting the needs of women all around the world. This is the first time that the Maldives has been elected to a functional body of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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Vice President and Cabinet Ministers Approved

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:00

Dr. Waheed and Vice President Waheeddeen MaldivesThe Majlis today approved the Vice President, Mr Waheed Deen, and Cabinet Ministers proposed by President Dr Mohamed Waheed.  The vote was unanimous of those present and voting, which included 46 members representing all the political parties that have seats in the Majlis.  Though most of former President Nasheed's MDP members walked out of the chamber, 1 MDP MP remained to vote for the new Vice President and Cabinet Ministers. 

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Democratic Development Through Civic Engagement

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:00

Cabinet of the Republic of Maldives Nasheed WaheedThe cabinet, in today’s meeting, decided to launch a six-month long civic education campaign to encourage communal activities and to increase people’s participation in building responsible citizens focused on community development. The cabinet made this decision after discussing a paper submitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs indicating that many citizens were unaware of the democratic responsibilities that went hand in hand with the democratic rights enshrined in the 2008 Constitution. 

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President’s call for election in July 2013, as the earliest date permitted by the Constitution, has been met with overwhelming support

Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

The President’s call for election in July 2013, as the earliest date permitted by the Constitution, has been met with overwhelming public support by the leaders of the major political parties, including the DRP, PPM and JP.The CMAG’s primary mandate is to defend the Constitutions of the Commonwealth member states, and the Maldivian Constitution is very clear on when Presidential elections can be held. As such, the government is confident that once the CMAG is fully aware of this, they will come out in support of July 2013 elections.

The MDP’s advocacy for elections earlier than July 2013 merely serves to highlight the persistent constitutional violations of the previous administration.

   

President Waheed Pledges Maldives to Palestinian Cause

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:00

Maldives Solidarity Palestine Abbas IsraelPresident Dr Mohamed Waheed has reassured public and the internationla community that the Maldives would continue to use its presence in all international organisations, including the UN Human Rights Council, to advocate the cause of Palestine. He made the statement in his speech at the state luncheon held at Kurumba Maldives in honour of the visiting President of Palestine, Dr Mahmoud Abbas.

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Invest Maldives, the government agency entrusted with promoting, licensing and registering foreign investments in the country, is the first port of call for all foreigners keen to invest in the Maldives.

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Official website for the Maldives Tourism Board. Your source of information for Maldives resorts, hotels, safari live-aboard and guest houses information and travel agents listing.

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The primary role of the Ministry is to foster warm and close relations with the international community and to communicate the interests and aspirations of the people of the Maldives.

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