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…
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:05
21 September 2016;
Today marks the 51st anniversary of the Maldives membership at the United Nations. The Maldives joined the United Nations on 21 September 1965 as the Organization's smallest member at the time, with many questioning the viability of a small state like the Maldives, and its ability to contribute.
Over the past fifty-one years the United Nations has been a steadfast partner in the development of the Maldives, contributing to the progress of its social sectors, reduction of infant and maternal mortality rates, and increasing the life expectancy of Maldivians, as well as its democratization and governance reform sectors. With the support of the United Nations, the Maldives was able to graduate out of the LDCs, as well as become an MDG plus country. As we embark on a new sustainable development agenda, the support of the UN in its implementation would be invaluable.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 22:5921 September 2016, New York – The Republic of Maldives and Saint Kitts and Nevis has established diplomatic relations today. The joint communiqué establishing relations between the two countries were signed by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and Honourable Mark Brantley, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The joint communiqué was signed at a ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations in New York.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:12
21 September 2016, New York; The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Damcho Dorji earlier today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York.
At the meeting today, the Foreign Ministers expressed commitment to working towards strengthening the existing cordial relations between the two countries.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:10
21 September 2016, New York; The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway, H.E. Mr. Vider Helgasen, earlier today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York.
During the meeting, both Ministers expressed support to deepen collaboration in areas of mutual interest and concern. High on the agenda was climate advocacy. The Ministers underscored commitment to address climate change and exchanged ideas on collaboration for efforts on adaptation and boosting climate financing mechanisms.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:53
20 September 2016, New York: Foreign Minister Dr. Asim met with His Highness Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zayed Al Nahya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of UAE today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York. Foreign Minister Asim thanked the Government of UAE for its strong partnership and cooperation with the Maldives.
The Foreign Ministers exchanged views on strengthening the closer links between the two countries particularly in the fields of trade, investment and tourism.
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