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Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean

New York, 5 June 2017, The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shainee urged steadfast efforts to care for and restore the health of oceans to achieve the targets of SDG 14 and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Speaking on behalf of…

Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean Maldives, Chair of AOSIS, underscores the special significance of the ocean to SIDS as custodians of large expanses of ocean

"Alliance of Small Island States co-hosts High-Level Dialogue on Oceans and Small Island States on first day of Ocean Conference"

New York, 5 June 2017:  The Maldives, as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), co-hosted a High-Level Dialogue on Oceans and Seas with SIDS DOCK and the United Nations Office of The High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing…

Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics

New York, 5 June 2017:  The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shainee today participated at the first partnership dialogue focusing on addressing marine pollution co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia, and H.E. Mr. Vidar Helgesen, the…

Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics Maldives commits to address marine pollution by reducing ocean plastics

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives meets with Minister of Agriculture of Morocco

5 June 2017, New York; The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Mohamed Shainee, has held a meeting with His Excellency Mr Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco this morning in New York. The Ministers discussed the challenges to maintaining sustainable fisheries, including overfishing, illegal fishing and…

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives meets with Minister of Agriculture of Morocco Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives meets with Minister of Agriculture of Morocco

Maldives engages at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

24 May 2017, Cancun, Mexico; The Maldives, as a strong advocate on the importance of building resilience to disasters, participates at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that is taking place in Cancun Mexico from 22-26 May 2017. The Global platform is the primary forum to access progress…

Maldives engages at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Maldives engages at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Maldives shares SIDS experiences on policy and poverty eradication

 9 May 2017, New York; Speaking at the 2017 Integration Segment hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador of Maldives, shared specific issues of Maldives and SIDS on the topic of moving forward to integrate poverty eradication into policy, with panelists providing…

Maldives shares SIDS experiences on policy and poverty eradication Maldives shares SIDS experiences on policy and poverty eradication

Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime

  8 May 2017, New York, At the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations called upon the international community to explore innovative ways to combat organized crime and stressed on the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination…

Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime

Maldives condemns Israeli decision to create new settlements in the occupied territories of Palestine

20 April 2017, New York, Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on "the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question", the Deputy Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations Ms. Farzana Zahir expressed concern over the continued expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied…

Maldives condemns Israeli decision to create new settlements in the occupied territories of Palestine Maldives condemns Israeli decision to create new settlements in the occupied territories of Palestine

"We're looking to Oceans Conference to provide global call to action from Goverment's and civil society" - Maldives at the United Nations

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 17:13

DPI_-_Sareer31 May 2017, New York ; Today, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer led a press conference with AOSIS colleagues, Ambassador Jane Chigyal of the Federated States of Micronesia and Ambassador Ronald Jumeau of the Seychelles. The briefing was supposed to focus on the upcoming UN Oceans Conference, and the Island Ambassadors certainly covered ocean issues that are key to their countries, fisheries, ocean acidification, pollution, and others. But the elephant in the room were rumors that the United States will leave the Paris Agreement. The Ambassadors kept calm, stayed diplomatic and told it like it was. As Ambassador Sareer said: "Islands brought climate change to international attention in the late 1980s. We've been through a lot since then and it took a lot of work to get the US onboard. Of course, we would rather that they be in, but whatever happens we won't give up. That's the Island spirit."

The event was organisaed by Department of Public Information of the United Nations.

The link to the video could be found at :http://webtv.un.org/media/watch/to-preview-the-world-ocean-conference-press-conference-31-may-2017/5454664234001

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Maldives engages at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Thursday, 25 May 2017 18:44

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24 May 2017, Cancun, Mexico; The Maldives, as a strong advocate on the importance of building resilience to disasters, participates at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that is taking place in Cancun Mexico from 22-26 May 2017.

The Global platform is the primary forum to access progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, share good practices and knowledge; and to foster new partnerships. The Sendai Framework aims for substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic physical, social, cultural, and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries. It also puts focus on preventing disaster risks and to strengthen resilience. The framework also places a special recognition of the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to disasters.

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Maldives shares SIDS experiences on policy and poverty eradication

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:13

 Sareer_at_ECOSOC_Intergration_Panel_9 May 2017, New York; Speaking at the 2017 Integration Segment hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Ambassador of Maldives, shared specific issues of Maldives and SIDS on the topic of moving forward to integrate poverty eradication into policy, with panelists providing examples fromnational experience.

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Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime

Monday, 08 May 2017 20:09

Ambassador_Sareer_-_CPD_49_Item_48 May 2017, New York; At the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations called upon the international community to explore innovative ways to combat organized crime and stressed on the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination through capacity building and technical assistance to the most vulnerable societies.

Speaking at the event, he noted that transnational organised networks do not just threaten international peace and security but also they represent serious violations of human rights and undermine social and economic development.

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Maldives calls for innovative approaches to international cooperation to strengthen fight against organised crime

Monday, 08 May 2017 09:12

 

DPR_at_Security_Council_8 May 2017, New York, At the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations called upon the international community to explore innovative ways to combat organized crime and stressed on the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination through capacity building and technical assistance to the most vulnerable societies.

Speaking at the event, he noted that transnational organised networks do not just threaten international peace and security but also they represent serious violations of human rights and undermine social and economic development.

In his intervention on the subject, "international cooperation in criminal matters within peace and security pillars: the role of central authorities", Ambassador Sareer noted that the Maldives has in the recent past strengthened its legal framework and institutional architecture to establish a coordinated response mechanism to fight the scourge of organised crimes.

The Maldives highlighted that transnational organised networks create vectors of violence that leave a trail of death and destruction in their wake and that there is a growing connection of these networks to terrorist groups, which makes countering those networks only more essential with the United Nations and the Security Council having an important role to play. The Maldives also called upon the Member States to deepen their participation in regional and sub-regional initiatives and organisations, in a spirit of cooperation and determination, to work towards improving the comprehensiveness of regional frameworks dealing with the subject.

The Open Arria Formula meeting was convened by the Delegation of Italy and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

 


   

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