8 March 2017, Belgium: "SIDS are the stewards of large expanses of oceans and seas. Numerous areas beyond national jurisdiction are adjacent to our Exclusive Economic Zones and due to the interconnected nature of our oceans, any activities being undertaken in these areas often have a direct or indirect impact…
The Maldives Candidacy to the United Nations Human Rights Council 2018-2020 HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITMENTS AND PLEDGES The Republic of Maldives The Maldives is a small island developing State that champions multilateralism and uphold international law. Promoting the respect for human rights is a prioritised national interest of the Maldives and a…
New York, 14 February 2017: Maldives, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) made statements at the Executive Board meetings of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women for the year 2017. Speaking at the Executive Board of the United Nations…
9 February 2017, New York: The Maldives, as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) convened an interactive dialogue with His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, providing an opportunity for Member States to discuss the priorities and issues of importance for…
6 February 2016, New York: At the fifty-fifth meeting of the Commission on Social Development, the theme of which was "Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all", held on 1-10 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Maldives called attention to the key role…
1 February 2016, New York: The Maldives has today assumed the Chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG). In its capacity as the Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Group, the Maldives will be steering the work of the Group and coordinating on matters of importance to the Group in the United Nations Headquarters in New York.…
26 January 2016, New York; Speaking at a high-level dialogue of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, called for the inclusion of climate change, alongside sustainable development and sustaining peace, as part of a triangular, inter-linked framework…
New York, 19 January, 2017; The President of the General Assembly His Excellency Peter Thomson has officially re-appointed His Excellency Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations and His Excellency Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations as the Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee…
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 00:00
20 September, New York; Her Excellency Dr Aminath Jameel, Minister of Health and Family arrived in New York City on 18 September to attend a two day high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases at the United Nations. The meeting which was attended by heads of state, health ministers and civil society focused on strategies to address the growing challenges of heart diseases, strokes, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, collectively referred to as non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The meeting focused on the prevention and control of NCDs worldwide, with a particular focus on developmental and other challenges and social and economic impacts, particularly for developing countries.
Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00
During an event on Women, Climate Change and
Conservation held on 19 September 2011 at the Scandinavia House in New York, Thilmeeza Hussain, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Maldives Mission to the UN, presented the Maldives’ perspective on these issues.
Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00
19 September 2011, New York City; His Excellency Aslam Shakir, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the Opening Ceremony of the Climate Week at the Academy of Science in New York City. Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister and Mayor Michael Bloomberg held speeches, remarking the importance of uniting behind the common struggle for a greener future. Minister Shakir’s presence underscored the Maldives’ strong commitment to side with all those fighting Climate Change.
Sunday, 18 September 2011 00:00
On Sunday, 18 September, H.E. Dr Mohamed Waheed, Vice-President of the Republic of Maldives arrived at La Guardia Airport in New York City.The Republic of Maldives desires to get more involved on the international stage by reaching out to the international community on a large array of policy issues.
Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00
The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Benin formalised diplomatic relations.
During the official ceremony at the Permanent Mission of the Maldives, a Joint Communiqué formalizing diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed by H.E. Mr Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations and H.E Jean-Francis Zinsou representing the Government of Benin.
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