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General Assembly to adopt Resolution on Status of Jerusalem

21 December 2017, New York, The General Assembly will consider, and likely will adopt, a Resolution on the Status of Jerusalem at the Tenth Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly to be convened today. The Emergency Special Session is convened following the Security Council's inability to adopt the Resolution…

"When elected to the Security Council, the Maldives will build a reservoir of hope, of trust, of credibility": says Maldives Ambassador at the UN General Assembly

- "We may be small, but we do have the strength in our shoulders, grit in our bones, to carry the lofty ideals and aspirations that define this organisation" New York, 7 November 2017: The Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed said that…

The Maldives emphasizes on the need to be objective and accurate in compiling UN Reports

New York: 8 October 2017: The Government of Maldives takes note of the Report of the Secretary-General issued on 6 October 2017 entitled "Children in Armed Conflict". In the Report, the Secretary General notes the substantive progress that the Coalition has made in their efforts to protect the lives, rights, and…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

3 October 2017, New York Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed today underscored that the act of terrorism should have no place in the civilized world. He particularly condemned, all acts of terrorism, committed in the name of Islam. Ambassador Mohamed made the remarks…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

"Inclusivity is the cornerstone of my Government's social development policies"- Permanent Representative at the UNGA Third Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed briefed on the efforts of the Government of Maldives to improve the lives of women, children, youth, poor, the elderly and persons with disabilities, during the Third Committee debate on the issue…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed today highlighted economic progress of the Maldives and noted key areas in which the UN can play an important role in the economic development of countries. While nothing the significant contribution of…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA

23 September 2017, New York, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim, while speaking at the General Debate of the United Nations Seventy Second Session, stated that unpredictable weather, more frequent and intense natural disasters, unprecedented temperatures, are the norm rather than exception. He emphasized on the importance of cooperation,…

'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA 'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA

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…

“Government has been able to instill national spirit and unity in its first 100 days” - President Waheed

Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

Maldives President Dr. Waheed President Dr Mohamed Waheed has said that the measures taken by the government, in the last 100 days had encouraged unity among the people, and instilled national spirit. The President made this remark at the press conference held this afternoon, to mark the first 100 days since his assumption of office as the President of Maldives.

In his press statement, President Waheed said that in the last 100 days, he had put in his maximum efforts in serving the people most dedicatedly. The President noted that the state of the country was not at an optimum, at the time of his assumption of office. Continuing on, the President said that the whole country had been politically divided and disharmonised, and that the economy was at an extremely low point.

Stating that a lot was still needed to establish and strengthen a modern democratic system in the Maldives, the President said that he would not take a step back in accomplishing it.

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The Maldives Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Moldova

Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

Ambassador Sareer of Maldives signing Diplomatic Relations with Ambassador Vad Filat of MoldovaThe Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Moldova 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 H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Chargé d'affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations and by H.E. Mr. Vladimir Lupan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations, on behalf of the Government of Moldova. The ceremony was held at the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations.

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President Waheed establishes Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights

Monday, 07 May 2012 00:00

Minister for Gender, Family and Human RightsPresident Dr Mohamed Waheed has today established the Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights, and appointed Ms. Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed as the Minister. Formerly, Ms. Dhiyana served as the youngest and only female Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. However, she resigned her post in protest of the illegal actions being taken by former President Nasheed in the weeks leading up to the former President's resignation. 

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Maldives elected to premier UN body on women’s rights

Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:00

Maldives on Executive Board of UN WomenThe Republic of Maldives today was elected by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations to serve a three-year term on the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). At the election that was held during the resumed session of the Economic and Social Council, Maldives as a member of the Executive Board will aim to strengthen the work of the organization in meeting the needs of women all around the world. This is the first time that the Maldives has been elected to a functional body of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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Vice President and Cabinet Ministers Approved

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 00:00

Dr. Waheed and Vice President Waheeddeen MaldivesThe Majlis today approved the Vice President, Mr Waheed Deen, and Cabinet Ministers proposed by President Dr Mohamed Waheed.  The vote was unanimous of those present and voting, which included 46 members representing all the political parties that have seats in the Majlis.  Though most of former President Nasheed's MDP members walked out of the chamber, 1 MDP MP remained to vote for the new Vice President and Cabinet Ministers. 

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Invest Maldives, the government agency entrusted with promoting, licensing and registering foreign investments in the country, is the first port of call for all foreigners keen to invest in the Maldives.

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Official website for the Maldives Tourism Board. Your source of information for Maldives resorts, hotels, safari live-aboard and guest houses information and travel agents listing.

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The primary role of the Ministry is to foster warm and close relations with the international community and to communicate the interests and aspirations of the people of the Maldives.

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