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Maldives Mission hosts "Haveeru Sai" at the United Nations

7 May 2018, New York; The Permanent Mission of Maldives to the UN hosted today, an event entitled "Haveeru Sai" at the United Nations. The purpose of the event was to share information about the sustainable fishing methods, and tuna fisheries in the Maldives, as well as share Maldivian delicacies…

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Maldives calls for efficient cross-pillar coordination in peacebuilding efforts

25 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim today, called for greater coordination between the pillars of the United Nations, so that maximum benefits could be reaped in peacebuilding efforts. Speaking at the Interactive Dialogue of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace,…

Maldives calls for efficient cross-pillar coordination in peacebuilding efforts Maldives calls for efficient cross-pillar coordination in peacebuilding efforts

Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia

25 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia Ousainou Darboe, in New York, on the sidelines of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly. The…

Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia

Minister Asim meets with the League of Arab States

25 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the League of Arab States today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of League. The Minister highlighted the historic links between the Maldives and the Arab…

Minister Asim meets with the League of Arab States Minister Asim meets with the League of Arab States

Minister Asim meets with the Pacific Small Island Developing States

24 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the Pacific Small Island Developing States today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of PSIDS. In this regard, he highlighted the close links between the Maldives and…

Minister Asim meets with the Pacific Small Island Developing States Minister Asim meets with the Pacific Small Island Developing States

Minister Asim met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey

24 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in New York, on the sidelines of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly. Both Ministers…

Minister Asim met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Minister Asim met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey

The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

24 April 2018, New York, Speaking at the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted the changing nature of threats that are leading to instability impacting the peace and endangering security. In particular…

The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

Minister Asim meets with several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations

23 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with several Permanent Representatives in New York today, to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially with regard to the United Nations Security Council. The Maldives is campaigning for support in its bid to become a…

Minister Asim meets with several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Minister Asim meets with several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations

Maldives urges the introduction of a special category for Small Island Developing States at the United Nations

Thursday, 23 October 2014 19:15

2com agenda 22The Maldives called on the United Nations to establish a special category to address the unique and particular challenges Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face. “Special situations call for special solutions”, said H.E Mr Ahmed Sareer during his statement at the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly.

The Maldives noted that small island nations are exposed to particular vulnerabilities and long-term challenges, such as climate change and associated sea-level rise, coral bleaching and coastal erosion. In addition, the smallness and remoteness of island states preclude economies of scale and cause significant transportation costs. The Maldives called on Member States to acknowledge the special situation and the associated particular needs of SIDS.

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Maldivian Candidate Wins Second Term on Anti-torture Body

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Maldives Judge SujuneGeneva; Maldivian Judge Aisha Shujune Muhammad, the Judge at the Civil Court of Maldives was re-elected today to the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) today. She was elected to the SPT with 63 out of 70 valid ballots cast, at the elections held at the Fifth Meeting of the States Parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) in Geneva.

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The Maldives urges greater transparency in the UN Security Council, calling for democratization and consultation with the entire UN Membership

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Ambassador Ahmed Sareer speaking on Working Methods accompanied by Deputy Permanent Representative of Maldives Jeffrey Salim WaheedSpeaking at the open debate on the Council’s Working Methods, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, said that in keeping with the mandate of the Council derived from article 24 of the UN Charter; “there is an obligation among every member of the Council to ensure that every decision is transparent and in the best interests of the global community.”

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Maldives stresses the need for parents engagement on the issue of children’s freedom of expression

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

childrenWhen the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. Frank La Rue, addressed the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly today, the Maldives took the opportunity to make an intervention. Speaking on behalf of the Maldives delegation, Shiruzimath Sameer engaged the special mandate-holder on his latest report focusing on the rights of the child to express their opinions freely, as an essential part of their social development.

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Maldives emphasises the link between climate change and water rights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

img_6203Today, the Third Committee at the United Nations General Assembly invited the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, to present her report on the right to participation in the context of water and sanitation rights. In responding to her address, the Maldives expressed its wholehearted support for the Special Rapporteur's message that the participation of all those affected is essential for developing effective solutions. Participation is recognised as a human right in several human rights instruments which the Maldives is a party to.

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