20 April 2017, New York, Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on "the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question", the Deputy Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations Ms. Farzana Zahir expressed concern over the continued expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied…
New York, 10 April 2017; Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, called on to intensify efforts to finance adaptation and mitigation mechanisms that can help developing countries, particularly small island developing states…
New York, 5 April, 2017; Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer underscored the importance of designing policies that improves and meet the needs of all groups in society. The Ambassador further stressed that such policies are critical to the realisation of greater…
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…
Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00
Speaking on behalf of AOSIS at the closing session of the Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting for the nineteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19), the Maldives commented on the Chairperson's draft negotiating document that was released on March 4, 2011, for consideration at CSD-19 in May 2011.
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00
The United Nations General Assembly convened a plenary on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 on the implementation of UNGA resolution A/65/L/60, entitled Suspension of the rights of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in the Human Rights Council.
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Maldives to United Nations speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) at the Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting for the 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19), highlighted the disadvantages of SIDS with respect to trade and transport in a global economy and requested more support in this area from the international community.
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
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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
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Official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
Maldives became a member of the United Nations on 21st September 1965
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