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Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean

New York, 5 June 2017, The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shainee urged steadfast efforts to care for and restore the health of oceans to achieve the targets of SDG 14 and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Speaking on behalf of…

Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean

"Alliance of Small Island States co-hosts High-Level Dialogue on Oceans and Small Island States on first day of Ocean Conference"

New York, 5 June 2017:  The Maldives, as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), co-hosted a High-Level Dialogue on Oceans and Seas with SIDS DOCK and the United Nations Office of The High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing…

Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics

New York, 5 June 2017:  The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shainee today participated at the first partnership dialogue focusing on addressing marine pollution co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia, and H.E. Mr. Vidar Helgesen, the…

Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives meets with Minister of Agriculture of Morocco

5 June 2017, New York; The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Mohamed Shainee, has held a meeting with His Excellency Mr Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco this morning in New York. The Ministers discussed the challenges to maintaining sustainable fisheries, including overfishing, illegal fishing and…

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives meets with Minister of Agriculture of Morocco Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives meets with Minister of Agriculture of Morocco

Maldives engages at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

24 May 2017, Cancun, Mexico; The Maldives, as a strong advocate on the importance of building resilience to disasters, participates at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that is taking place in Cancun Mexico from 22-26 May 2017. The Global platform is the primary forum to access progress…

Maldives engages at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Maldives engages at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Maldives shares SIDS experiences on policy and poverty eradication

 9 May 2017, New York; Speaking at the 2017 Integration Segment hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador of Maldives, shared specific issues of Maldives and SIDS on the topic of moving forward to integrate poverty eradication into policy, with panelists providing…

Maldives shares SIDS experiences on policy and poverty eradication Maldives shares SIDS experiences on policy and poverty eradication

Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime

  8 May 2017, New York, At the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations called upon the international community to explore innovative ways to combat organized crime and stressed on the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination…

Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime

Maldives condemns Israeli decision to create new settlements in the occupied territories of Palestine

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…

Maldives condemns Israeli decision to create new settlements in the occupied territories of Palestine Maldives condemns Israeli decision to create new settlements in the occupied territories of Palestine

State Minister attends Opening of Climate Week NYC

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.

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Vice-President’s arrival in New York City

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.

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Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Maldives and Benin

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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Opening of the 66th session of the General Assembly – Maldives appointed to the Credentials Committee

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 00:00

The General Assembly has held its 1st plenary meeting on 13 September 2011 where it set in place a Credentials Committee for its sixty-sixth session. The Maldives were prominently appointed by the General Assembly as one of the Committee’s nine members, amongst them also China, the Russian Federation and the United States of America.

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National Security Advisor Meets with United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping

Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

H.E. Mr Ameen Faisal, National Security Advisor to the President met with H.E. Mr Atul Khare, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations today at the United Nations.

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