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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

We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim delivered a keynote address at a Side-Event hosted by the New York University entitled "We'll Always Have Paris...Right?" today. The speakers highlighted on the withdrawal of the United States of America from the Paris Agreement and likely impacts…

We'll Always Have Paris...Right? We'll Always Have Paris...Right?

Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy H.E Thoriq Ibrahim convened a High Level Dialogue on the Initiative for Renewable Island Energy (IRIE) at the margins of the 72 UNGA today.  IRIE was one of the initiatives launched in Marrakech in 2016, which aims to enhance political momentum…

Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

Foreign Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs ofDominican Republic

19 September 2017, New York – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim met with, H.E Mr. Miguel Vargas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Dominican Republic today. During the meeting Minister Asim expressed concerns about the devastation caused by the hurricanes in the Caribbean region. Ministers further discussed issues importance…

Foreign Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs ofDominican Republic Foreign Minister Asim meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs ofDominican Republic

High Level Event on Climate Education

20 November 2017, New York, The Maldives Minister of Environment and Energy, H.E Thoriq Ibrahimparticipated at a High Level Event on Climate Education and Youth jointl yorganised by COP 22 Presidency, Incoming COP 23 Presidency, United Nations Children Fund and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change today. Speaking at…

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Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF

19 September 2017, New York – Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki met with Mr. Ted Chaiban, Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF. The Director commended the remarkable work done by the Gender Ministry towards ending violence against children, and noted particularly close cooperation between the…

Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF Minister Zenysha holds meeting with the Director of Programme Division of the UNICEF

Maldives and El Salvador establish diplomatic relations

19 September 2017, New York – The Republic of Maldives and The Republic of El Salvador has established diplomatic relations today. The joint communiqué establishing relations between the two countries were signed by Dr. Mohamed Asim, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and Ing. Hugo Roger…

Maldives and El Salvador establish diplomatic relations Maldives and El Salvador establish diplomatic relations

Minister Thoriq convenes High Level Dialogue on Initiative for Renewable Island Energy

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21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy H.E Thoriq Ibrahim convened a High Level Dialogue on the Initiative for Renewable Island Energy (IRIE) at the margins of the 72 UNGA today.  IRIE was one of the initiatives launched in Marrakech in 2016, which aims to enhance political momentum in transforming SIDS climate plans to action.

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is one of the key partners of the Initiative. During the High Level Dialogue, Ministers exchanged their vision in enhancing the means of implementation in realization of the Paris Agreement.

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High Level Event on Partnering for Sustainable Development Goals, Implementation, Financing and Monitoring: Sharing Innovations through South-South and Triangular CooperationHigh Level Event on Partnering for Sustainable Development Goals, Implementation,

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 23:18

20 November 2017, New York, The Maldives Minister of Environment and Energy H.E Thoriq Ibrahim participated at the High Level Event on "Partnering for Sustainable Development Goals, Implementation, Financing and Monitoring: Sharing Innovations through South-South and Triangular Cooperation" jointly organised by Bangladesh and United Nations Office on South-South Cooperation held today.

Speaking at the event this morning, Minister highlighted some the challenges faced by the Maldives since graduation from LDC in 2011. Minister emphasised that the government of Maldives prioritizes resilient infrastructure, improving service delivery to vulnerable populations and investing in energy efficiency and renewables. Minister noted the important role of regional support and cooperation for the successful achievement of many of these goals. Infrastructure development in the country, for one, has received tremendous support from our southern partners and has only been possible through concessional financing from our friends in the region he said.


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Maldives highlights the leadership of AOSIS in Climate Change, and its commitment to the 1.5 Degree temperature goal

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 23:16

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20 November 2017, New York, Speaking at the Side-Event 'Island COP 2017: 1.5C Science, Significance, and ingredients for success" organised by the 'Climate Analytics' group, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, highlighted on the leadership of AOSIS in Climate Change, including the key role of the Small Island States in establishing the UNFCCC. He highlighted the instrumental role of SIDS in ensuring a strong outcome of the Paris agreement, such as 1.5 degrees and loss and damage.

Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed also announced that the Maldives, in its capacity as AOSIS Chair, in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency, has launched the Initiative for Renewable Island Energy or IRIE. The primary objective of IRIE is to enhance AOSIS political coordination and outreach to development partners with a view to mobilizing the resources required for a rapid transition to renewable energy systems in SIDS.  He said that the initiative will kick off with an AOSIS Ministerial meeting in the Maldives on 10-11 October. The two-day programme will provide an opportunity for AOSIS Ministers to meet with development partners to take stock in the state of renewable energy deployment in SIDS, including critical needs, good practices, and challenges

The Permanent Representative welcomed the Island focus of the next COP in Fiji and expressed confidence that the Fijian team will be successful in guiding the Small Island States to a strong outcome.

The event focused on the importance of the urgent implementation of the 1.5C track by countries, and the panellists presented the latest scientific findings relating to climate impacts, vulnerability and risk relating to small island states and low lying costal regions and outlined the key elements that could make the "Island COP" to be held in Fiji a success.

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Minister Shainee meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs andCARICOM of Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 23:14

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19 September 2017, New York – Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr.Mohamed Shainee today met with His Excellency Mr. Denis Moses, Minister ofForeign Affairs and CARICOM of Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. Theyexchanged views on issues of mutual importance and ways of further enhancingclose ties of friendship between the two countries.The meeting was held at the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United NationsGeneral Assembly
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Minister Shainee meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Togo

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 23:13

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19 September 2017, New York – Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr.Mohamed Shainee met with His Excellency Mr. Robert Dussey Minister of Foreign Affairs of Togo today. Ministers discussed cooperation and ways ofenhancing ties between the two countries.The meeting was held at the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United NationsGeneral Assembly
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