07 December 2016, New York; The Maldives has stated that the responsibility of the protection of oceans should be collectively shared by the world, due to the interconnected nature of the oceans, and it's associated issues. Speaking at the 54th Plenary Meeting of the 71st session of United Nations General…
30 November 2016, New York; Today, at the United Nations General Assembly during its debate on 'The situation of Middle East the Maldives stressed on the importance of compromise and the productive engagement of the international community to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East. Delivering the statement on behalf…
29 November 2016, New York; The Maldives has raised concerns regarding the increase in the number of Palestinian children being arrested and detained by Israeli occupying forces, and how Palestinian minors are frequently dealt with disproportionate and deadly force by the Israeli authorities. In the statement delivered at the General…
New York, 23 November 2016; The Maldives has highlighted the unique challenges and vulnerabilities that Small Island States face in dealing with water security at the United Nations Security Council. While speaking at the Council's open debate on water, peace and security, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives…
17 November 2016, New York; Today, at the United Nations General Assembly during its debate on 'The situation of Afghanistan', the Maldives welcomed the progress in Afghanistan, its commitment to improving the human rights situation, particularly with respect to women and children. The Maldives also expressed its concern over the…
7 November 2016, New York; At the United Nations Security Council's open debate on Peacekeeping Operations facing Asymmetrical threats, the Maldives highlighted that the collective work of the peacekeeping missions must be guided by a precise and comprehensive framework for identifying threats to civilians in order to respond to the…
7 November 2016, New York; At the United Nations General Assembly debate on 'Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council', the Maldives highlighted that comprehensive reform and expansion of the Security Council is essential to…
4 November 2016, New York: Today, at the Third Committee, the Maldives urged the need of creating a formal support mechanism to enable participation of Small Island Developing States in the Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. This was highlighted in an Intervention made by the Maldives, in the Third…
Thursday, 24 February 2011 00:00
The Honourable Eva Abdulla, Member of Parliament, and the Honourable Ali Azim, Member of Parliament, participated in the fifty-fifth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and in the corresponding event organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in conjunction with UN Women, the latter of which was themed The Role of Parliaments in promoting access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology.
Sunday, 23 January 2011 17:01
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 192 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.
The work of the United Nations reaches every corner of the globe. Although best known for peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance, there are many other ways the United Nations and its System (specialized agencies, funds and programmes) affect our lives and make the world a better place. The Organization works on a broad range of fundamental issues, from sustainable development, environment and refugees protection, disaster relief, counter terrorism, disarmament and non-proliferation, to promoting democracy, human rights, gender equality and the advancement of women, governance, economic and social development and international health, clearing landmines, expanding food production, and more, in order to achieve its goals and coordinate efforts for a safer world for this and future generations.
Membership: 193 Member States
Established: 24 October 1945
Secretariat staffing as of 30 June 2010 (Secretary-General's report "Composition of the Secretariat" [A/65/350] ): about 44,000
Budget for 2010-2011: USD 5.048 billion (peacekeeping operations not included)
Official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
Maldives became a member of the United Nations on 21st September 1965
Sunday, 23 January 2011 11:52
H. E. Ahmed Sareer
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Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00
The Republic of Maldives and the Principality of Liechtenstein established diplomatic relations today through an exchange of diplomatic notes by the two country’s permanent missions to the United Nations located in New York.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 14:10January 11, 2011, New York - Minister of State for Finance and Treasury, H.E. Mr. Aslam Shakir, speaking today at the meeting of the 1st Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, highlighted the importance of „smooth transition‟ for countries graduating from LDC status. Although the Maldives considered graduation to be an achievement, he said that the Maldives must not move towards the reality of life as a Middle- Income country with its “eyes wide shut”. On the contrary, he said that we need to be fully aware of the challenges that lie ahead for the Maldives with the loss of LDC benefits and strive to overcome those challenges by speeding up its market based and private sector led economic reforms.
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