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 10:13
21 September 2016, New York;The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the Minister of Environment & Minister of Fisheries of Canada, H.E. Ms. Leona Aglukkaq earlier today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York.
Foreign Minister Dr. Asim expressed appreciation for Canada's active leadership in advocating for climate action and stated that he was encouraged by the recent announcement of Canada to ratify the Paris Agreement before COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016. He also expressed his gratitude
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:49
20 September 2016, New York: The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E . Dr. Mohamed Asim has met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, H.E Mr. Murray McCully on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Minister Asim commended New Zealand's initiatives at the United Nations Security Council on the challenges facing small island states like the Maldives and stated that Maldives was pleased to participate in the debate. The two Ministers exchanged views on working together to continue advocacy on the subject. Both Ministers discussed ways in which relations between the two countries can be further strengthened.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 16:46
20 September 2016, New York; At a side held event held on the margins of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim shared Maldives experiences on the use of information technology in the delivery of public services. He also explored various approaches to improve and advance public service delivery in the developing counries.
Minister Asim outlined the unique potential offered to facilitate the rapid adoption and dissemination of cutting-edge technology in IT-related fields, that was offered to the Maldives as a small island country. In this regard, he highlighted the specific examples of Government e-Letter Management System (GEMS) targeted to improve efficiency in inter-Ministry correspondence, as well as the E-government services such as Expatriate Online Services, Work-Permit related transactions, and driving exams.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 09:38
20 September 2016, New York:The annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly opened today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim represented the Government of the Maldives and will also lead the Maldives delegation to the seventy-first session of the United Nations General Assembly. Minister Asim will address the General Assembly on 24 September 2016.
The opening of the seventy-first General Debate was preceded by the presentation of the annual report of the work of the United Nations by the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki-moon, followed by the keynote opening statement delivered by the President of the seventy-first General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, of Fiji.
Sunday, 18 September 2016 15:12
18 September 2016, Margarita Island - The Maldives re-affirmed the relevance and significance of the Non-Aligned Movement, as a platform for the exchange of views to advance sustainable development, and a united force against injustice and inequality. Speaking at the 17 th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement in Venezuela, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations as the Head of the Maldives Delegation, also underscored the necessity for the movement to adapt and evolve, faced with the changing realities of the modern world.
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