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The Maldives Candidacy to the United Nations Human Rights Council 2018-2020 - Human Rights Commitments & Pledges

The Maldives Candidacy to the United Nations Human Rights Council 2018-2020 HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITMENTS AND PLEDGES The Republic of Maldives The Maldives is a small island developing State that champions multilateralism and uphold international law. Promoting the respect for human rights is a prioritised national interest of the Maldives and a…

The Maldives Candidacy to the United Nations Human Rights Council 2018-2020 - Human Rights Commitments & Pledges The Maldives Candidacy to the United Nations Human Rights Council 2018-2020 - Human Rights Commitments & Pledges

"Maldives urges the UN development boards to support the special circumstances of SIDS in their programmes

New York, 14 February 2017: Maldives, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) made statements at the Executive Board meetings of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women for the year 2017. Speaking at the Executive Board of the United Nations…

Maldives, as the Chair of AOSIS convenes interactive dialogue for SIDS with the UN Secretary General

9 February 2017, New York: The Maldives, as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) convened an interactive dialogue with His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, providing an opportunity for Member States to discuss the priorities and issues of importance for…

Maldives, as the Chair of AOSIS convenes interactive dialogue for SIDS with the UN Secretary General Maldives, as the Chair of AOSIS convenes interactive dialogue for SIDS with the UN Secretary General

Maldives calls for people-oriented investment to eradicate poverty

6 February 2016, New York: At the fifty-fifth meeting of the Commission on Social Development, the theme of which was "Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all", held on 1-10 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Maldives called attention to the key role…

Maldives calls for people-oriented investment to eradicate poverty Maldives calls for people-oriented investment to eradicate poverty

The Maldives assumes Chairmanship of Asia Pacific Group for the month of February

1 February 2016, New York: The Maldives has today assumed the Chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG). In its capacity as the Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Group, the Maldives will be steering the work of the Group and coordinating on matters of importance to the Group in the United Nations Headquarters in New York.…

The Maldives calls attention to linkages between peace, development, and climate change

26 January 2016, New York; Speaking at a high-level dialogue of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, called for the inclusion of climate change, alongside sustainable development and sustaining peace, as part of a triangular, inter-linked framework…

The Maldives calls attention to linkages between peace, development, and climate change The Maldives calls attention to linkages between peace, development, and climate change

Maldives re-appointed Co-Chair of the Steering Committee on Partnerships for Small Island Developing States

New York, 19 January, 2017; The President of the General Assembly His Excellency Peter Thomson has officially re-appointed His Excellency Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations and His Excellency Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations as the Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee…

The Maldives calls upon all nations to collectively share the responsibility of protecting the oceans

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…

The Maldives calls upon all nations to collectively share the responsibility of protecting the oceans The Maldives calls upon all nations to collectively share the responsibility of protecting the oceans

Maldives addresses the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee on sustainable development

Monday, 15 November 2010 13:42

sustainable-developmentNovember 2010, New York – The Maldives Mission to the United Nations spoke at the Second Committee about sustainable development issues, outlining concerns common to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and providing updates on its own progress in addressing those concerns.

The impediments to development caused by a lack of capacity and capital for infrastructural projects were emphasized in context of the lack of fulfillment of aid commitments by donor countries and the widespread effects of globalization. The Maldives urged development partners to honour their aid commitments without delay so that SIDS are more easily able to overcome these hurdles, and called for special WTO considerations in order to facilitate integration into the global economy.

 

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Vice President Address UN General Assembly

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 14:05

unga Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has addressed the General Assembly in New York calling for “speedy disbursement of the promised aid” at the Maldives Donors’ Conference which was held March of his year.

The Vice President, , who is representing the Maldives’ at the UN General Assembly this year, argued that while the Maldives would be graduating form UN list of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the Maldives “also remain concerned” about the sudden withdrawal of some of the benefits afforded to LDC states.

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Vice President addresses Yale university

Monday, 20 September 2010 13:52

yaleNew York, Sep 20 2010 – Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, Vice President of the Republic of Maldives was the keynote speaker at a reception hosted by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Dr. Waheed addressed students and leading scholars on the impact of climate change on small island nations. With 80 percent of its islands less than 1 meter high, rapid sea-level rise caused by global warming threatens the very existence of the Maldives.

The Vice President’s speech was accompanied by Vulnerable, a photography exhibition documenting the plight of the fragile coral islands of the Maldives.

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Former Ambassadors

Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:29

Former Permanent Representatives

 

H.E. Mr. Ahmed Hilmy Didi
(1965 - 1966)

H.E. Mr. Abdul Sattar Moosa Didi
(1967 - 1970)



H.E. Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
(1976 - 1977)

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Musthafa Hussain
(1984 - 1987)



H.E. Mr. Fathulla Jameel
(1977 - 1978)

H.E. Mr Hussain Manikfan
(1988 - 1991)


H.E. Mr. Ahmed Zaki
(1979 -1983, 1993 - 1996)

H.E. Mr. Hussain Shihab
(1998 - 2002)



H.E. Dr. Mohamed Latheef
(2002-2007)

H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel
(2007-2008)


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H.E. Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed
(2009 - 2012)

 

   

Permanent Representative

Thursday, 16 September 2010 07:22

Permanent Representative Ahmed Sareer

H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer

Ambassador / Permanent Representative to the United Nations

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer presented his Letters of Credence to His Excellency Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, as Ambassador / Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations on 20 December 2012.

Mr. Sareer is also concurrently serving as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Maldives to the United States of America having presented his Letters of Credence to His Excellency President Barack Obama on 14 January 2013.

From December 2009 until his appointment as Ambassador / Chargé d'Affaires to the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations in February 2012, Mr. Sareer served as the High Commissioner of Maldives to the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He was Deputy High Commissioner in London, United Kingdom from June 2008 to May 2009, and served as the Charge d'Affaires, Maldives Mission to the European Union, Brussels from March to June 2008.  He was the Counsellor and later the Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo, Sri Lanka from July 2006 to March 2008.

As a career foreign service officer, he began his service at the Ministry Foreign Affairs in February 1986 and held various positions including Director General, Foreign Relations Department.

Mr. Sareer was Director representing the Maldives at the Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Kathmandu from June 2000 to May 2003.

Mr. Sareer served as the Second Secretary/ Charge d'Affaires at the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations, New York from September 1992 to December 1993. He also served as Third Secretary at the High Commission of Maldives in Colombo, Sri Lanka from April 1988 to February 1989.

He was a representative of the Maldives Delegation to the 47th (1992), 48th (1993), 52nd (1997), 63rd (2007), 66th (2011), 67th (2012), 68th (2013), 69th (2014) and 70th (2015) Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York.

Since January 2015, the Maldives has assumed Chairmanship of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 44 small island and coastal nations from around the world, and Mr. Sareer has been leading the process on behalf of the Government of Maldives.

Since January 2016, Mr. Sareer has been serving as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee on Partnerships for Small Island Developing States on behalf of the President of the United Nations General Assembly, constituted by the latter under UNGA resolution 70/202.

After completing his secondary education in the Maldives, Mr. Sareer has undertaken further studies in Australia, where he attained a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Canberra and a master's degree in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University. He also attended a Foreign Service Training Programme conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.

Born in Malé, Maldives on 28 August 1965, he is married and has four children.

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