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Minister Thoriq Ibrahim participates in the Side-Event on harnessing synergies between 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement

22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, today participated at a High Level Event on harnessing the synergies between the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement organised by UN-DESA and OHRLLS. Speaking at the event, Minister highlighted the the importance of having…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, met with the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Tariq Al Gurg, of Dubai Cares this afternoon at the side-lines of the High Level Segment of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. During the meeting, Minister…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim delivered a keynote address at a Side-Event hosted by the New York University entitled "We'll Always Have Paris...Right?" today. The speakers highlighted on the withdrawal of the United States of America from the Paris Agreement and likely impacts…

We'll Always Have Paris...Right? We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy H.E Thoriq Ibrahim convened a High Level Dialogue on the Initiative for Renewable Island Energy (IRIE) at the margins of the 72 UNGA today.  IRIE was one of the initiatives launched in Marrakech in 2016, which aims to enhance political momentum…

Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

Foreign Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs ofDominican Republic

19 September 2017, New York – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim met with, H.E Mr. Miguel Vargas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Dominican Republic today. During the meeting Minister Asim expressed concerns about the devastation caused by the hurricanes in the Caribbean region. Ministers further discussed issues importance…

Foreign Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs ofDominican Republic Foreign Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs ofDominican Republic

High Level Event on Climate Education

20 November 2017, New York, The Maldives Minister of Environment and Energy, H.E Thoriq Ibrahimparticipated at a High Level Event on Climate Education and Youth jointl yorganised by COP 22 Presidency, Incoming COP 23 Presidency, United Nations Children Fund and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change today. Speaking at…

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Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF

19 September 2017, New York – Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki met with Mr. Ted Chaiban, Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF. The Director commended the remarkable work done by the Gender Ministry towards ending violence against children, and noted particularly close cooperation between the…

Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF

Maldives and El Salvador establish diplomatic relations

19 September 2017, New York – The Republic of Maldives and The Republic of El Salvador has established diplomatic relations today. The joint communiqué establishing relations between the two countries were signed by Dr. Mohamed Asim, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and Ing. Hugo Roger…

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Maldives Appeals on Larger States to Commit More on Clean and Renewable Energy

Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00

Hassan Hussain Shihab at hte United NationsThe Maldives has today appealed to the larger states with more resources to commit themselves towards more programmes for utilising clean and renewable energy in order to reduce the world’s carbon footprint. This appeal was made by the Maldives delegate to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Hassan Hussain Shihab.

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Former President Nasheed Brought into Custody Under Court Order

Monday, 08 October 2012 00:00

Nasheed smiling as he is taken into custodyMaldives Police Service took former President Mohamed Nasheed into custody today in Gaaf Dhaal Atoll Faresmaathoda, after the Hulhumale Magistrate Court issued an order to the Police to bring him in.

The Hulhumale Magistrate Court ordered the Maldives Police Service yesterday to produce former President Mohamed Nasheed in court, to face charges over his use of the military to arrest and detain the Chief Judge of the Criminal Court, Abdulla Mohamed. Though former President Nasheed insisted the detention was due to the Judge's own corruption, the action came a day after this Judge had released two prisoners of conscience arrested by Nasheed.

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Small justice being served for small states, says President Waheed

Monday, 24 September 2012 00:00

President of the Maldives Waheed at United Nations podium - Rule of law, Small Island States are victimized

H.E. Dr Mohamed Waheed, President of the Republic of Maldives, said that that small justice is being served to small states. He made this statement while speaking at the United Nations General Assembly High Level Segment on the Rule of Law held today in New York.

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Maldives supports UN resolution on Syria

Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

UNGA Vote on Syria violenceThe United Nations General Assembly today, with overwhelming support adopted a resolution expressing its grave concern at the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

The resolution, which was tabled by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was designed to bring into context a number of issues of concern to the international community. These include the use of heavy weapons by Syrian security forces against civilian populations, the widespread and systematic gross violation of human rights, and concerns over the security of Syria’s biological and chemical weapons stockpiles.

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Government

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

With a brief eight month exemption in 1953 when Mr Mohamed Amin Didi served as President, the Maldives remained a Sultanate until a referendum held in 1968 (three years after independence from being a British Protectorate) approved a constitution transforming the nation into a Republic with three official branches of government.

Mr Ibrahim Nasir, who was Prime Minister under the Sultan before the referendum, being credited with orchestrating Maldivian independence, became the nation’s second President and the first under the new constitution, which went on to be amended in 1970, 1972, 1975, and 1997.

In 1978, Mr Maumoon Abdul Gayoom became the nation’s third President. During his tenure President Gayoom initiated a democratic reform process that sought to liberalize the nation’s governing system. In the culmination of these efforts, 2008 saw a new constitution adopted that included a clear separation of powers, with major checks being implemented on the authority of the executive.

Two months after the completion of this new constitution, elections were held where Mr Mohamed Nasheed became the nation’s fourth President, winning with the support of a six party coalition. Within the first three months of his tenure, President Nasheed began to expel the political parties which brought him to power. After the arrest of political leaders, barricading of the Supreme Court, attempted abolishment of the lower courts, and arrest of a sitting Criminal Court Judge, President Nasheed was accused of violating the constitution. This culminated in President Nasheed’s resignation on February 7th 2012.

Dr Mohamed Waheed, elected under the same ticket as President Nasheed’s Vice President, was sworn in, on the invitation of Mr Abdullah Shahid, Speaker of Parliament, by Uz Ahmed Faiz Hussain, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  President Waheed became the nation’s 5th President.

Mr Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom was elected as the 6th President of the Republic of the Maldives. On 17 November 2013, he took his oath of office at a Special Assembly of Parliament, administered by the Chief Justice, Uz Ahmed Faiz Hussain. Taking his oath at the same ceremony, Uz Mohamed Jameel Ahmed became the 2nd elected Vice President of the Republic of Maldives.

   

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