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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…

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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…

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30 Year Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol

Monday, 18 September 2017 22:52

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New York, 18 September 2017

Minister of Environment and Energy H.E Thoriq Ibrahim highlighted the importance of access to appropriate, adequate technology development and transfer in implementation of the Montreal Protocol. Minister congratulated the countries who have ratified the Kigali Amendments of the Montreal Protocol. There was a strong consensus in the meeting of adopting lesson learnt from the implementation of Montreal Protocol in implementation of Paris Agreement.

Kigali Amendments remains a key step identified in the climate actions of the countries. Small Island Developing States, represented currently 50% of the countries who have ratified the Kigali Amendments. Maldives is completing domestic process in the ratification of Kigali Amendments

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Maldives assumes chairmanship of the UN Shark Coalition

Monday, 18 September 2017 22:47

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New York, 18 September 2017

The Maldives has assumed the Chair of the UN Save Our Sharks Coalition. The Maldives assumed the chairmanship at a function held in New York this afternoon. The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Mohamed Shainee, accepted the chairmanship on behalf of the Maldives, from the outgoing Chair, the Ambassador of the Bahamas Ms Sheila Carey.

While speaking at the ceremony, Minister Shainee stated that the Maldives is honored to accept the chairmanship of the Shark Coalition and expressed hope to bring even further attention to the plight of sharks around the world and the steps that must be taken to ensure that socio-economic assessments carried out in the Maldives revealed it was more beneficial for the economy to preserve sharks and keep them as a continuous resource to be observed and enjoyed by tourists.

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Minister Asim speaks at the High level meeting on Hurricane Irma

Monday, 18 September 2017 22:36

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New York, 18 September 2017

Minister Asim extended condolences and expressed solidarity with the people of the Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Irma, during the High Level meeting held this afternoon at the United Nations headquarters. Minister noted that climate change is making storms stronger and more deadly and expressed hope that an outcome of this latest storm would be a true reckoning with what the world is facing from global warming today.

The purpose of today's meeting was to draw high-level attention to the suffering and loss of livelihoods caused by hurricane Irma. It provided a platform for countries most affected by Hurricane Irma to share their experiences and the international community to express their solidarity with the people of the countries impacted. This meeting was co-hosted by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the President of the General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak.

   

Minister of Foreign Affairs highlights the importance of partnerships and leadership, and innovation by SIDS in responding to Climate impacts and planning for Sustainable futures.

Monday, 18 September 2017 07:58

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New York, 18 September 2017; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Asim, discussed the important role of partnerships and leadership and innovation by Small Island States (SIDS) in responding to Climate impacts and planning for sustainable futures at the meeting organized by AOSIS, in partnership with the European Union and UNDP, this morning.

During Minister Asim's key note speech as the Chair of Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), he reflected on the importance of partnerships SIDS and stated that the support provided by the partners have facilitated the expansion of capacity of Small Islands to engage in international negotiations on climate change and sustainable development. He further highlighted broadening engagement by AOSIS to issues of critical importance to SIDS such as conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and seas.

Minister Asim also highlighted on the success of the UN Climate Change fellowship programme which was established with the support from the EU and thanked Italy and Netherlands particularly for their assistance. Minister Asim also reflected on the leadership role of the Maldives in bringing climate change to the fore front of the global agenda and highlighted on the collective efforts of the SIDS in formation of the Paris Climate Agreement and its implementation.

The purpose of today's meeting was to provide a platform before the COP23 to acknowledge and showcase the leadership and innovation coming out of Small Island Developing States.

The event was moderated by Mr. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Assistant Secretary-General, Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of the UNDP. The key note speakers were Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, European Union Commissioner of Climate Change, Mr. Inia Seruiratu, High-Level Climate Champion and Fijian Minister for Agriculture, Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanuc, Under Secretary General of OHRLLS and Ms.Yvon Slingenberg, Director, International and Mainstreaming, Directorate General for Climate Action, European Union. The Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams also spoke at the meting.

   

New Ambassador of Maldives, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, presents Credentials to the Governor General of Canada

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 22:31

Canada-_Presentation_of_Credentials13 September 2017, The new Ambassador of the Maldives to Canada, His Excellency Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed, has presented his Letter of Credence to the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable Mr David Johnston, during a ceremony that was held today in Quebec, Canada.

The President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr Yameen Abdul Gayoom, appointed Dr Mohamed as the new non-resident Ambassador of the Maldives to Canada on 9 July 2017. Ambassador Mohamed is the Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations as well as the Ambassador of Maldives to the United States.

   

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