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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

“The Maldives Journey at the UN is proof that with smart ideas, small states can succeed” Minister Dunya

Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:42

un pic maldives flagSpeaking on the 49th anniversary of the Maldives’ membership at the United Nations. Ms Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs noted that Maldives was the first so-called “micro state” to ask to join the United Nations. The Maldives’s request sparked a debate on the viability of micro-states and their ability to contribute effectively to the global issues. “The story of the Maldives, is the story of all small states at the United Nations. The Maldives journey at the UN, is proof that with smart ideas, small states can successfully contribute and become significant members of the international community,”Minister Dunya said. The Maldives was admitted to the United Nations on 21 September 1965, just 57 days after its full independence on 26 July 1965. 

During the past 49 years of its membership at the United Nations, the Maldives has spearheaded countless initiatives, especially on the security and resilience of small states. The Maldives hosted the first ever Conference of Small States twenty five years ago, titled “Small States Conference on Sea Level Rise”. The idea of forming the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) was born at this meeting. AOSIS today, is the key platform for the discussion of issues of small states. The Maldives introduced key resolutions at the United Nations General Assembly that highlighted the vulnerabilities of small states to external threats and focused on increasing the political resilience of those countries. The Maldives also hosted the first ever Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change, and spearheaded efforts at the United Nations Human Rights Council,  to establish the link between global warming and the full enjoyment of human rights. Efforts and leadership of the Maldives secured the introduction of the mandate for an independent expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

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Minister Dunya to participate in the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

minister dunya ny69gaMinister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Dunya Maumoon will participate in the General Debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Minister Dunya departed Male’ tonight.

Speaking to the press before her departure, Minister Dunya highlighted that Maldives will once again resume an active role at the General Assembly, supporting a wide-range of issues including peace and security, human rights, development, the environment and climate change, and rule of law and terrorism. Maldives will also strive to increase the role and voice of small island developing states at the UN.

Minister Dunya will also address the 29th Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the Porgramme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development to be held on 22 September 2014, as well as the Secretary General’s Climate Summit to be held on 23 September 2014. Both meetings will be held ahead of the opening of the General Debate on 24 September 2014.

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Maldives joins international efforts against Ebola Outbreak

Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

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Maldives has joined international efforts against Ebola outbreak by co-sponsoring a historic resolution adopted today at the United Nations Security Council.

The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis unanimously adopted the resolution, co-sponsored by 131 countries, by far the most number of co-sponsors of any of the 2,176 resolutions adopted since UN was created. The resolution determinines that the unprecedented extent of the Ebola outbreak in Africa as constituting a threat to international peace and security.

By the resolution the Security Council has expressed concern about the detrimental effect of the isolation of Ebola-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone as a result of trade and travel restrictions imposed on the affected countries and called on Member States to facilitate the delivery of assistance, including qualified, specialized and trained personnel and supplies to the affected countries.

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Maldives set to engage as United Nations General Assembly 69th Session opens

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

01 - opening of ungaToday afternoon, in the newly renovated and opened General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the opening session of the 69th General Assembly took place. The meeting was presided over by H.E. Sam Kutsea, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda who will serve as President of the General Assembly during this 69th General Assembly.

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“Upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”: Minister Dunya

Friday, 20 June 2014 00:00

Foreign Minister Dunya MaumoonMinister of Foreign Affairs Ms Dunya Maumoon has said that “upgrading the Maldives to Tier 2 level in the Trafficking in Persons Report is a vindication of the Government’s policies on stopping human trafficking in the Maldives”. The Minister made the remarks in response to the decision by the United States to upgrade the Maldives to “Tier 2” level from last year’s “Tier 2 Watch List” in the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report prepared by the US State Department. The Report was released by United States Secretary of State Mr John Kerry today at a ceremony held at the State Department. The Maldives Ambassador to the United States, Mr Ahmed Sareer also attended the ceremony.

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