07 December 2016, New York; The Maldives has stated that the responsibility of the protection of oceans should be collectively shared by the world, due to the interconnected nature of the oceans, and it's associated issues. Speaking at the 54th Plenary Meeting of the 71st session of United Nations General…
30 November 2016, New York; Today, at the United Nations General Assembly during its debate on 'The situation of Middle East the Maldives stressed on the importance of compromise and the productive engagement of the international community to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East. Delivering the statement on behalf…
29 November 2016, New York; The Maldives has raised concerns regarding the increase in the number of Palestinian children being arrested and detained by Israeli occupying forces, and how Palestinian minors are frequently dealt with disproportionate and deadly force by the Israeli authorities. In the statement delivered at the General…
New York, 23 November 2016; The Maldives has highlighted the unique challenges and vulnerabilities that Small Island States face in dealing with water security at the United Nations Security Council. While speaking at the Council's open debate on water, peace and security, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives…
17 November 2016, New York; Today, at the United Nations General Assembly during its debate on 'The situation of Afghanistan', the Maldives welcomed the progress in Afghanistan, its commitment to improving the human rights situation, particularly with respect to women and children. The Maldives also expressed its concern over the…
7 November 2016, New York; At the United Nations Security Council's open debate on Peacekeeping Operations facing Asymmetrical threats, the Maldives highlighted that the collective work of the peacekeeping missions must be guided by a precise and comprehensive framework for identifying threats to civilians in order to respond to the…
7 November 2016, New York; At the United Nations General Assembly debate on 'Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council', the Maldives highlighted that comprehensive reform and expansion of the Security Council is essential to…
4 November 2016, New York: Today, at the Third Committee, the Maldives urged the need of creating a formal support mechanism to enable participation of Small Island Developing States in the Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. This was highlighted in an Intervention made by the Maldives, in the Third…
Friday, 23 September 2016 10:03
23 September 2016, New York; The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim has met with the Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS H.E. Gyan Chandra Acharya on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Minister thanked the Under Secretary-General for his continued support to the Maldives, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and to the Alliance of Small Island States which Maldives chairs. The Under Secretary-General in recognized the leadership of Maldives in the lead up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement, as well as the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.
Friday, 23 September 2016 09:59
New York, 23 September 2016; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the Assistant Secretary General of the Department of Political Affairs of UN, Mr. Miroslav Jenča today at the UN Headquarters in New York.
During the meeting today, Minister Asim thanked the Assistant Secretary General and the Department of Political Affairs for their readiness and assistance in facilitating political dialogue in the country. The Minister also reiterated the Government's commitment to continuing this dialogue with the assistance of the United Nations to attain progress and long term political stability in the country.
The Assistant Secretary General noted that he was encouraged by the Government's commitment and stressed that all parties to show flexibility in all party talks for constructive political dialogue.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 19:03
22 September 2016, New York: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim today urged the international community to make the implementation of the Declaration of the Rights to Development a reality not just in aspiration, but in action. Minister Asim made the remark while speaking at the High Level event held to mark the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Rights to Development event held at the sidelines of the 71st UNGA held in New York.
Highlighting that 'political will was a key ingredient in the implementation of the Agenda, Minister Asim highlighted that Governments are not short of arguments, smart ideas, or ways and means. Rather, he stated, Governments seem to be short of drive to change the status quo, or take bold steps forward.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:36
22 September 2016, New York; The first annual Global Multi-stakeholder SIDS Partnership Dialogue was held on 22 September 2016 during the 71st session of the General Assembly as a High-level Breakfast Event, focusing on the launch of new partnerships devoted to SIDS, and the announcement of new commitments from existing SIDS partnerships.
The Dialogue is an integral of the SIDS Partnership Framework which was launched by the General Assembly in 2016 as a follow-up to the SIDS Conference, held in Samoa in 2014. The Framework is one of a kind at the United Nations in following up and monitoring progress of voluntary commitments from multi-stakeholder partnerships aimed at driving sustainable development in Small Island Developing States.
The event was hosted by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives and H.E. Mr. Vincenzo Amendola, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Italy, represented by H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy, in collaboration with UN-DESA and UN-OHRLLS, and was attended by over 100 participants from governments, UN entities, civil society representatives, and focal points of SIDS partnerships from all regions of SIDS.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:07
22 September 2016, New York; The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Mangala Samaraweera earlier today at the sidelines of the UNGA 71st Session. This meeting provided an opportunity for both the Ministers to reaffirm their countries' strong historic relations.
The Ministers discussed avenues for cooperation across a wide range of bilateral and regional issues and confidence to continue working closely to further
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