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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

Minister Asim highlights role of UN in making lending environment more hospitable to small States

23 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim, highlighted the challenges faced in leveraging appropriate sources of financing for SIDS, where domestic resource mobilisation is limited. Speaking at the Ministerial Roundtables at the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development, the Minister highlighted that full collaboration and…

Minister Asim highlights role of UN in making lending environment more hospitable to small States Minister Asim highlights role of UN in making lending environment more hospitable to small States

The Maldives advocates for a youth inclusive approach in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

23 April 2018; The Maldives has underscored the important role of youth, and called for an inclusive approach in peacebuilding and sustaining peace, which accommodates the concerns of the youth demographic. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on "Youth, Peace and Security", H.E. Dr Mohamed Asim, the…

The Maldives advocates for a youth inclusive approach in peacebuilding and sustaining peace The Maldives advocates for a youth inclusive approach in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

Minister Asim meets with Permanent Representatives in New York

20 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with several Permanent Representatives in New York, 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 member…

Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations

(13 April, New York) The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Côte D'Ivoire have formally established diplomatic relations today. The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the…

Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations

Maldives hosts an Informal Meeting of the SAARC Council of Ministers in New York

Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:00

saarcinformalmeetngThe Maldives today, in its capacity as Chair of SAARC, hosted an Informal Meeting of the SAARC Council of Ministers on the sidelines of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly. This will be the last time Maldives hosts a SAARC Council of Ministers ahead of Nepal taking over the Chairmanship in November 2014.

Speaking at the Meeting, Minister Dunya recalled the landmark decisions that have been taken, and the important discussions that have been held during the past year. She thanked the SAARC Members for the support extended to the Maldives, and reiterated Maldives hope to see a SAARC that is relevant and robust in an ever-changing world.

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Minister Dunya participates at the Thirteenth Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting

Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

commonwealthmeetingThe thirteenth Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting is being held today at the sidelines of the General Debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The member countries heard a briefing from the Secretary General, about the developments under the mandate given by the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), as well as on developing a Commonwealth position on the post-2015 development agenda. The Ministers also discussed preparations for CHOGM 2015, and other global issues of importance to the Commonwealth.

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“Have you kept your promises”, Minister Dunya asks world leaders

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00

climatesummit2014“I ask the leaders represented here: what have you been doing? What happened to the pledges made in Rio and Kyoto? Have you kept your promises?” asks Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Dunya Maumoon at her speech at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit held in New York last night. Continuing in her speech, Minister Dunya stressed that climate change does not differentiate between small or big, rich or poor. “The assumption that some countries are safe from climate change because of their geography or their economic power is a dangerous myth”, said the Minister. She urged countries to take responsibility for their actions.

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US Assistant Secretary of State Calls on Minister Dunya

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00

Maldives Minister Dunya and US Assistant Secretary BiswalThe United States Assistant Secretary of State, Ms. Nisha Biswal has called on H.E Ms. Dunya Maumoon. The meeting was held at the Permanent Mission of the Maldives in New York.

During the meeting the Assistant Secretary conveyed the US Government’s appreciation for the cooperation that the Maldives has been extending to the United States. Minister Dunya expressed confidence that the strong ties that exist between the two countries will continue to grow.

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‘We remain committed to our people, and to the full realization of their potential’ says Minister Dunya

Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00

icpd“A nation’s most precious resource is its human resource, it’s citizens – we remain committed to our people, and to the full realization of their potential” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Dunya Maumoon.  Addressing the 29th Special Session on the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, Minister Dunya pledged to fully commit to the further implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action: Beyond 2014.

Today’s special session marked twenty years to the adoption of the historic 20-year Program of Action at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. At the Conference, Maldives along with 178 countries recognized gender equality, eradication of violence against women and access to sexual and reproductive health services as cornerstones for population and development policies.

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