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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

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

Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:17

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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 territory of the State of Palestine by Israel.

The Maldives expressed concern for the continuous disregard to international law by Israel, and condemned its recent decision to create new settlements in Geulat Zion, further exacerbating tensions in the region and undermining any credible solution towards peace.  In this regard, the Maldives called on Israel to respect its international obligations in particular to the United Nations Security Council resolution2334 (2016), which calls on Israel to take steps to cease all settlement activities in the occupied territory of the State of Palestine.

The Maldives statement further reiterated its call for a two-state solution recognizing the sovereign and independent State of Palestine, based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Deputy Permanent Representative Farzana, while also reflecting on the ongoing situation in Syria urged the Security Council for concrete progress in the implementation of it's resolutions on issues relating to the Middle East.

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The Maldives calls the United Nations System to review its capacity to respond to the security implications of climate change

Monday, 10 April 2017 16:17

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New York, 10 April 2017; Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, called on to intensify efforts to finance adaptation and mitigation mechanisms that can help developing countries, particularly small island developing states like the Maldives, to reduce the risks posed to their security from the threat of sea-level rise.

In its intervention on the subject, "Security Implications of Climate Change: Sea-level rise", held today, the Maldives warned of the serious dangers to low- lying coastal communities around the world due to sea- level rise such as the Maldives.

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Maldives calls attention to designing appropriate policies and programmes to meet the needs of all groups in society

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 16:37

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New York, 5 April, 2017; Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer underscored the importance of designing policies that improves and meet the needs of all groups in society. The Ambassador further stressed that such policies are critical to the realisation of greater socio-economic development. The Ambassador made these remarks while speaking at the General Debate of the 50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development, the United Nations main advisory body on issues related to population and development.

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'A society cannot make progress unless women have equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities' says Maldives Gender Minister

Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:25

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New York, 15 March, 2017; Minister of Gender and Family of the Maldives, Her Excellency Zenysha Zaki, voiced the importance of equal opportunities and protection of rights of women at the sixty-first Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Addressing during the general debate today, Minister Zenysha stressed on the important role of women in society and the need for their economic empowerment. She also highlighted initiatives by the Government of Maldives aimed at empowering women and promoting their participation in the economy. She said that 'society cannot make progress unless women have equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities'.

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Ambassador Sareer highlights importance of Oceans for the sustainable development of SIDS

Thursday, 09 March 2017 06:32

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8 March 2017, Belgium: "SIDS are the stewards of large expanses of oceans and seas. Numerous areas beyond national jurisdiction are adjacent to our Exclusive Economic Zones and due to the interconnected nature of our oceans, any activities being undertaken in these areas often have a direct or indirect impact on the viability of our oceans, as well as our sustainable development. Therefore, our interests extend beyond just equitable sharing of benefits, and the process must ensure the inclusivity of SIDS" – stated Ambassador Sareer at the opening of the workshop on "Healthy Oceans, Resilient Islands".

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