The Maldives Candidacy to the United Nations Human Rights Council 2018-2020 HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITMENTS AND PLEDGES The Republic of Maldives The Maldives is a small island developing State that champions multilateralism and uphold international law. Promoting the respect for human rights is a prioritised national interest of the Maldives and a…
New York, 14 February 2017: Maldives, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) made statements at the Executive Board meetings of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women for the year 2017. Speaking at the Executive Board of the United Nations…
9 February 2017, New York: The Maldives, as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) convened an interactive dialogue with His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, providing an opportunity for Member States to discuss the priorities and issues of importance for…
6 February 2016, New York: At the fifty-fifth meeting of the Commission on Social Development, the theme of which was "Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all", held on 1-10 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Maldives called attention to the key role…
1 February 2016, New York: The Maldives has today assumed the Chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG). In its capacity as the Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Group, the Maldives will be steering the work of the Group and coordinating on matters of importance to the Group in the United Nations Headquarters in New York.…
26 January 2016, New York; Speaking at a high-level dialogue of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, called for the inclusion of climate change, alongside sustainable development and sustaining peace, as part of a triangular, inter-linked framework…
New York, 19 January, 2017; The President of the General Assembly His Excellency Peter Thomson has officially re-appointed His Excellency Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations and His Excellency Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations as the Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee…
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…
Friday, 23 September 2016 10:41
23 September 2016, New York; In what has become something of an annual tradition, AOSIS leaders gathered on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly for a luncheon to rejuvenate the group's 26-year partnership. In that time, AOSIS has grown to include 39 members and 5 observers from Small Island States around the world, nearly one-fifth of the UN's voting membership and solidifies its role as the moral conscience of the climate change and sustainable development negotiations.
That group's leadership was on display this week as 8 AOSIS members—Papua New Guinea, Dominica, Kiribati, Singapore, Tonga, Antigua and Barbuda, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands completed their Paris Agreement ratification processes, bringing the members to have done so to 25.
Friday, 23 September 2016 10:24
New York, 23 September 2016: Participating actively in a variety of side events on oceans issues, the Maldives emphasized the importance of the health of the ocean to small island developing states.
Speaking at a dialogue organized by Norway on Oceans and the Blue Economy, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Asim, argued for the business case for advancing towards a blue economy and its relevance to small island developing states. Dr. Asim called on the international community to increase efforts for sustainable use and conservation of marine resources as a prerequisite for sustainable development in SIDS. He also called on island states to work towards eliminating local threats to marine pollution like waste management, coastal zone management and fishing practices.
Friday, 23 September 2016 10:19
23 September 2016, New York; Maldives highlights means of implementation of the means of The Group of 77 held its fortieth annual Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs on the sidelines of the General Debate of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly today.
Speaking at its interactive debate on issues of importance to the Group of 77, Minister Asim, reiterated the importance of the Group, especially for small states like the Maldives. In particular, he noted the unity and solidarity of the Group as evidenced during the negotiations on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC. He urged the Group to continue in this vein, as we move into the next phase: implementation.
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.
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