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"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…

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"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…

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

High Level Event: Global Pact on Environment

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 22:10

New York, 19 September 2017, Minister of Environment and Energy H.E Thoriq Ibrahim participated at the High Level Event on Global Pact on Environment convened by the President of France and the United Nations Secretary General at the margins of UNGA 72.

The overall aim of the Global Pact on the Environment, is to ensure timely delivery of implementation on Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement and other multilateral environmental agreements. The event was convened to garner support for for France's initiative to create the first international legally binding document on the environment.. The Global Pact for the Environment will be the first international legally binding document that gathers and harmonizes all environmental laws in one single document

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High Level Event: Billions to trillions: Mobilizing Private Sector Climate Finance"

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 21:59

New York, 19 September 2017, Under the leadership of Sweden and France, a high event was convened in the Margins of Twenty Second United Nations General Assembly. Minister of Environment and Energy H.E Thoriq Ibrahim participated at this event today.

Minister highlighted climate financing remains heart of the problem in addressing climate change globally. Financing in general for climate actions and particularly adaptation is one of the significant barriers for small countries.

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The Minister of Gender and Family of the Maldives participates in the High-Level Roundtable on Women's Economic Empowerment

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:57

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19 November 2017, New York, Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki participated in the UN Secretary General's High Level roundtable on Women's Economic Empowerment which was held on the side-lines of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly this afternoon.

During Minister Zenysha's intervention at the event, she stated that economic empowerment of women is an area given high priority by the Government of Maldives and added that in an effort to promote women's participation in leadership positions, in 2014, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, made it a mandatory requirement that at least 30% of seats on the managing boards of all government agencies, commissions, and state-owned enterprises be filled by women. She announced that the government has met 80% of this target to date.

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Maldives co-hosts a High level Side-Event "Ending Violence Against Children" at the margins of the 72UNGA

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:34

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19 November 2017, New York. The Maldives co-hosted a Side-Event on "Ending Violence against Children" with Estonia and Nigeria this afternoon. The Side-event was moderated by the Minister of Gender and Family of the Maldives, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki. Minister Zenysha also delivered a keynote speech at the event, reflecting on the work of the government of Maldives in ending violence against Children.

While speaking at the Side-Event, Minister Zenysha, acknowledged challenges in addressing  violence against children, and shared the Maldives experience in addressing the issue. The Minister stated that the government takes cases involving violence against children very seriously, and uses multiple strategies in responding and facilitating protection. The Minister noted that especially under the leadership of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, a number of legislative measures and policy initiatives have been undertaken to strengthen the child protection system and added that the government is in the process of updating the child rights legislation to ensure its readiness to tackle modern challenges and emerging issues.

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High-Level Segment of the Seventy-Second Session of the UN General Assembly begins today

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:53

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19 September 2017, New York, The General Debate of High-level segment of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly began today. The Maldives delegation to the UN General Assembly is led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim. The Maldives delegation includes three other Cabinet Ministers, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Mohamed Shainee, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim and Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki. The delegation also includes Foreign Secretary, Mr. Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed and Secretary, Bilateral at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ahmed Khaleel.

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